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  • Writer's pictureNicki Reisberg

The Dark Side of Social Media (with Imran Ahmed)

Updated: 5 days ago

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Show Notes

This episode is all about how social media can harm our kids.

In this conversation, I welcome Imran Ahmed of the Center for Countering Digital Hate, who gets in depth about the risks that social media poses to our children, and gives a roadmap to stop this harmful hamster wheel.

We cover a number of topics relevant to parenting in the digital world, including:

  • Social media's addictiveness by design - Harmful content on social media (and how to minimize it)

  • How to navigate "fake news" - The effect of AI on society Imran and his team have put together a Parent's Guide for social media use, available here.  

  • Research and reports that Imran's team has published showing the dangerous nature of platforms like TikTok and Instagram.

Imran Ahmed leads the Center for Countering Digital Hate in stopping the spread of hate and lies online through research, public campaigns and policy advocacy. Learn more about their work at

If you feel impassioned to write your State Representatives to inform them about your feelings on these issues, click here for a simple form:



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