"The police of the Internet": Why the human costs of social media are greater than you think

If you hop on to Facebook or Twitter or Instagram (or really any of the major social networking platforms), you’re probably going to see a lot of pictures. You’ll see what your friends just ate, what they looked like as toddlers, what their cat does when it’s finally confronted with its reckless behavior — stuff like that. One thing you probably won’t see? The kind of horrifying images of humanity at its most twisted that used to be far more common on the Internet, back when it wasn’t as much of a mainstream space.

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