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The mother of social networks

Facebook is a social network in which each user creates a profile to represent their own person. Companies can also present themselves and interest groups can be formed. The individual profiles can be networked via friend requests. Facebook has around two billion members and is one of the most visited websites worldwide. Facebook now also has the function of a news channel, but is repeatedly criticized due to the lack of containment of false reports. The handling of data protection is also criticized, particularly in Europe.

Facebook - health effects

In addition to the positive communicative and connecting effects of the network, there has also been news in recent years that Facebook has a high potential to cause Internet addiction. In addition, the network was widely abused for bullying, causing individual users to be publicly disgraced and humiliated, and in extreme cases even driven to suicide. (vb)

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