Quitting Facebook might make you happier, but possibly less informed about news

New United States research has found that quitting Facebook can help improve mental health, although users may find that they are less in the know when it comes to current affairs. Carried out by researchers at Stanford University and New York University, the new study looked at 2,844 people who reported spending an hour a day on Facebook. Half of the participants were asked to deactivate their Facebook accounts for a period of four weeks, and were paid around $100 (over P5,200) to do so. During the four weeks the researchers checked the accounts to see if anyone was cheating, and monitored how the participants were feeling. The findings, which can be found published onli...

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