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EntertainmentSelena Gomez On How Social Media is 'Dangerous' For Her Generation: 'It's Impossible to Make it Safe'

20:01  15 may  2019
20:01  15 may  2019 Source:   billboard.com

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It ' s ironic that social media is supposed to be a place where you can share your voice, but Maybe Selena is right that we can't make social media 100 percent safe , but we can all pitch in to help make it a safer place Selena Gomez Says Social Media Is ‘ Dangerous ’ For Her Generation | TODAY.

Gomez , who has more than 150 million Instagram followers, lamented the impact of social media on her generation during a press conference at the Cannes Film Festival in France on Selena Gomez On How Social Media is ' Dangerous ' For Her Generation : ' It ' s Impossible to Make it Safe '.

Gomez made her comments at a press conference alongside co-stars Tilda Swinton, Bill Murray and Chloe Sevigny the morning after the film debuted.

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Selena Gomez On How Social Media is 'Dangerous' For Her Generation: 'It's Impossible to Make it Safe'© Stephane Cardinale - Corbis/Corbis via Getty Images Selena Gomez “Watching nature decline at unprecedented rates for me is terrifying and concerning, and what concerns me is the apathy and failure to address something that threatens all living species,” he said, expressing frustration at some of the characterization of the film as having an agenda.

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Selena Gomez is voicing her concern about the "terrible" effect that social media has had on her generation , and says she advocates taking breaks from the " It ' s selfish -- I don't wanna say selfish because it feels rude -- but it ' s dangerous for sure." "I think our world is going through a lot, obviously.

May 15 (UPI) -- Selena Gomez says social media is a dangerous influence in modern society . "I would say, for my generation specifically, social media has really been terrible. " It ' s impossible to make it safe at this point," she said. "I don't do a lot of pointless pictures -- I like to be intentional with it .

“Politics is not of interest to me...this is not a political issue, and I don't understand how it can even be considered such. Politics doesn't seem to save anything. Politics is a kind of distraction.”

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To Gomez's point, Jarmusch said his zombie comedy homage to schlocky 1950s sci-fi films is intended to promote a positive and optimistic message to teens, adding that he supports the younger generation of activists who are drawing attention to these important issues. "It's just very -- I don't want to say selfish, because that feels rude," Gomez said of the way her generation is using social media while potentially ignoring the headlines.

"I think it's a dangerous thing for sure. I don't think people are getting the right information sometimes."

When questioned about whether there should be some regulation on social media and tech giants -- as Facebook co-founder Chris Hughes recently wrote in a New York Times op-ed -- Gomez said it migh be too late to turn back time.

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Selena Gomez may be back on social media these days, but that doesn't mean she loves it . " It does scare me when you see how exposed these young boys and young girls are and they're not really aware of the news or "I think it ’ s pretty impossible to make it safe at this point," she continued.

I think it ' s dangerous for sure if people aren't getting the right information sometimes." Selena Gomez says social media "has been really terrible for my generation ". When asked whether she has a responsibility to make platforms safer as she is one of the world's most prominent social media

"I think it's pretty impossible to make it safe at this point, there's no blocking anything, they're exposed to it,” she said, adding that she loves her 150 million followers, but has learned to put limits on what she shares.

“It just scares me that I see all these young girls at meet-and-greets, and they're devastated dealing with bullying and not being able to have their own voice.”

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