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Social media’s eating disorder ‘algorithm’

This week, eating disorder survivors and support advocates met with politicians and social media bosses in Federal Parliament. The meeting coincided with new research from The University of Melbourne which found TikTok shows more eating-disorder content, and more videos about dieting, exercise and appearance to people with eating disorders, than those without. In today’s deep dive, we talk to youth advocate for mental health Varsha Yajman about what happened in yesterday’s meeting and what needs to happen moving forward.

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Guest: Varsha Yajman, youth mental health advocate
Hosts: Emma Gillespie and Ninah Kopel
Producer: Ninah Kopel

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https://omny.fm/shows/the-daily-aus/social-media-s-eating-disorder-algorithm/embed787Thu, 14 Sep 2023 19:30:00 +0000

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