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DOES SOCIAL MEDIA FEED ANXIETY?

Samriddhi Rai
Musician & Travel Vlogger

I spend about an hour on social media every day. Social media spreads both anxiety and good vibes. It depends on your state of mind on how you are consuming it. At uncertain times, such as COVID-19, it’s human tendency to scavenge for information and fall for rumours. So, it comes as a responsibility at this time to consume less of social media, and perhaps indulge in something creative. It is all of our number one responsibility, more so of people with celebrity stature, to verify any news before sharing it on social media platforms. And those who seek opportunity at this time of crisis by creating false news to perpetuate panic must be criminalised.