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Internet fuelling increase of conditions including cybercho…

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The internet could be fuelling a range of new mental health disorders such as cyberchondria, online hoarding, and shopping addictions, experts have warned.A group dubbed The European Problematic Use of the Internet Research Network have now called for internet companies to take responsibility and help scientists tackle problematic online behaviour.They said while most internet use is harmless, concerns have recently grown over how its use may affect public health and spark subsequent issues with gambling, pornography, and online bullying.Scroll down for video  The internet could be fuelling a range of new mental health disorders such as cyberchondria, online hoarding, and shopping addictions (file photo) THE GROWING PROBLEMS WIT
Social media sites and search engines including Google and …

Social media sites and search engines including Google and …

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Social media sites and search engines including Google and Facebook are 'blurring' the news, Ofcom saysOfcom says people cannot tell difference between news and other contentWatchdog said social media sites are 'blurring the boundaries' on stories22 people were tracked for a week to interpret how they read the news By Daily Mail Reporter Published: 20:44 EDT, 13 July 2018 | Updated: 20:46 EDT, 13 July 2018 Most people reading news on unregulated platforms such as Google and Facebook cannot tell the difference between it and other content, Ofcom has warned.The regulator said the reason was because social media, often accessed on smartphones, ‘blurs the boundaries’.This has a ‘detrimental’ impact on how users question the world around them and ‘important impl