Study: Taking a break from Facebook (and news) makes people less depressed

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The Next Web—After Facebook’s data scandal, where approximately 50 million profiles were harvested for Cambridge Analytica, users vowed to leave the platform for good. Fast forward a year, and stats prove that people did actually flock from the social network — by the millions even.  But leaving Facebook isn’t just good for your privacy, you’ll probably feel better for it too. A study published this week in the journal “Experimental Economics,” found that people who spent a week away from Facebook consumed...

College students who go off Facebook for a week consume less news and report being less depressed. When users stop getting news from Facebook, they don't necessarily start getting it somewhere else.