As Instagram considers removing the "like" feature, a Rensselaer professor is available to speak about her research on social media and mental health.


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Newswise — Instagram’s CEO recently announced the company is considering removing the “like” feature from the social media application, a move that is garnering quite a bit of attention from people using those apps — including social media influencers.

Lydia Manikonda, an assistant professor in the Lally School of Management at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, is researching the intersections of social media, health, and privacy. Some of her research has specifically focused on Instagram. She is available to speak about what her research has uncovered about social media and mental health, and how this move could affect those who use the application.

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