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Insta Boss Adam Mosseri ‘Disappointed’ that Selena Gomez deletes app from phone

The actress has repeatedly mentioned the app is unhealthy for youngsters


Selena Gomez, the former Instagram queen is still one of the most followed stars on the social media platform. The actress had well said in the press conference about the ill effects of social media during the Cannes Film Festival.

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Selena Gomez had revealed before that she did not have the social media app on her mobile phone, but then she has it logged in from another friend’s phone. The actress said that its a terrible thing for the generation. And when she says that she doesn’t have Instagram on her phone because it hurts her mental health too much, Instagram is all ears.

The Disney starlet said at the Live With Kelly and Ryan that the app is too unhealthy for anyone young. Selena Gomez says “I used to a lot [go online on Instagram and engage with my followers], but I think it’s just become really unhealthy for young people, including myself, to spend a lot of time fixating on all these comments and letting this stuff in, and it was affecting me”. She goes on to continue “It would make me depressed. It would make me feel not good about myself, and look at my body differently and all kinds of stuff so I actually don’t have it on my phone. I have it on someone else’s phone and when I feel like I want to share something with my fans or mess around with it, I do it then.”

Instagram Boss Adam Mosseri was asked by BBC Radio 1 Newsbeat regarding the statement made by the ‘Fetish Singer’. He says he was ‘Disappointed’ and feels that her experience with the app was very different than that of an average 15 or 16-year-old. He quotes “I wouldn’t extend Selena Gomez’s experience on the platform to what your experience or my experience might be like,” Mosseri said. “She has over 100 million followers; it’s a whole other world.”

He adds “we don’t want people to get depressed using the platform, but we can’t stop people from saying mean or nasty things, so it’s a balance.”  With regard to Selena herself, he says “we need to make sure that creators like her are getting value out of the platform, that they don’t get depressed by the platform,” Mosseri said. “But the tools that we need to develop for a 15-year-old boy or 14-year-old girl are very different.”

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