The [IG] app also has a culture of posting only the best pictures and moments, and it operates as an addictive product.
Young users are a key to Instagram’s success. More than 40% of Instagram’s users are 22 years old and younger, according to materials viewed by the Journal.
As this blog has pointed out for years, social media, especially Facebook, is a frictionless platform for the spread of propaganda messaging.
Propaganda is not just about politics or government functions. Propaganda is messaging intended to encourage others to adopt someone else’s agenda. Propaganda is used to market products, services, idea – and yes, politics. Younger people – who have not yet developed an understanding of the methods of propaganda – are highly susceptible to being influenced by social media propaganda.