Indonesia has the world’s fourth-largest Facebook community and fifth-largest on Twitter. This ‘addiction’ combined with the growing wealth gap is causing problems in the fast developing nation. Photo: AFP

How social media can breed envy in countries with high inequality – lessons from Indonesia detailed in study

  • Posts that emphasise the wealth gap between friends in developing countries such as Indonesia have been shown to cause envy, bitterness and depression
  • Public health officials must think creatively about how to alert citizens to social media’s potentially negative impact on mental health, report author says
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Indonesia has the world’s fourth-largest Facebook community and fifth-largest on Twitter. This ‘addiction’ combined with the growing wealth gap is causing problems in the fast developing nation. Photo: AFP
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