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The Pulse on Facebook: Are there emerging societal costs to social media?

December 7, 2018

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Controversies over user privacy and positives like Instagram must be balanced against emerging long-term risks, namely Problematic Smartphone Use (PSU) and social media addiction, which may emerge as a long-term structural headwind to the company’s core business model.

This brief considers factors including:

  • Data privacy and security, governance issues, and regulation in focus
  • Equity performance correlation with ESG signals
  • Fundamental operational risks
Industry
Internet Media and Services

Material Categories
Competitive Behavior
Data Security and Customer Privacy
Recruitment, Development, and Retention