Georgia Wells

Georgia Wells


WSJ reporter covering social media | Also interested in Egypt | Say hi: georgia.wells@wsj.com | Anonymous Signal/WhatsApp: 415-671-9364

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Facebook research on Instagram represents one of the clearest gaps revealed in the documents between Facebook’s understanding of itself and its public position.

“The research that we’ve seen is that using social apps to connect with other people can have positive mental-health benefits,” Mark Zuckerberg said at a congressional hearing in March when asked about children and mental health.

Want to learn more about Facebook's research into teen mental health? LISTEN TO PART TWO OF THE FACEBOOK FILES: 'WE MAKE BODY IMAGE ISSUES WORSE' Instagram's head explains why he thinks there's no "silver bullet" for the problem.

The podcasts have been one of the best parts of The Facebook Files. Tomorrow there’s gonna be TWO MORE right here, get ‘em when they’re hot:

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Twitter has had preliminary talks with TikTok about a potential combination with its U.S. operations By me + @CaraRLombardo :

President Trump told the Proud Boys to “stand back and stand by” during a televised debate in September. In the weeks that followed, the Proud Boys did just that. By me, @rebeccaballhaus , @keachhagey , @aviswanatha 

Come for the photo of Newman the miniature poodle, stay for the story about doctors like @Bob_Wachter , who are tweeting about Covid-19 to make facts go viral!

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