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Is Facebook Bad for You? It Is for About 360 Million Users, Company Surveys Suggest

Is Facebook Bad for You? It Is for About 360 Million Users, Company Surveys Suggest

Facebook researchers have found that 1 in 8 of its users report engaging in compulsive use of social media that impacts their sleep, work, parenting or relationships, according to documents reviewed by The Wall Street Journal.

These patterns of what the company calls problematic use mirror what is popularly known as internet addiction. They were perceived by users to be worse on Facebook than any other major social-media platform, which all seek to keep users coming back, the documents show.

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