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‘This robot causes harm’: National Eating Disorders Association’s new chatbot advises people with disordering eating to lose weight

'Every single thing Tessa suggested were things that led to the development of my eating disorder'

On May 30, 2023 by Tricia Crimmins

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Diet culture TikTok is pushing a new way to lose water weight

Videos of people discussing the method have millions of views.

On Apr 26, 2023 by Tricia Crimmins

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13-year-olds can be pushed videos about suicide within minutes of joining TikTok

The app served a 'standard' teen account a video about body image every 39 seconds.

On Dec 15, 2022 by Jacob Seitz

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‘I’m still recovering from it’: Followers say Chloe Ting YouTube workouts led them to disordered habits

'Why was this such a universal experience.'

On Oct 27, 2022 by Tricia Crimmins

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What is an almond mom? Inside the TikTok trend unpacking familial disordered eating

'You're not hungry, you're just bored.'

On Oct 19, 2022 by Siobhan Ball

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That Bella Hadid sound on TikTok is triggering for those with eating disorders

The sound can be activating for those who have a vulnerability about disordered eating.

On Oct 12, 2022 by Tricia Crimmins

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‘This made me feel like restriction was something girls and women were supposed to do’: TikToker calls out Zoey 101 for pushing diet culture on children

'Are the writers ok???'

On Jul 8, 2022 by Maria Poggi

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‘Yeah I was also disciplined when I had an eating disorder’: Bodybuilder’s TikTok about eating unseasoned chicken due to ‘discipline’ sparks debate

'Bro a few grams of spices ain't gonna get you stage 2 diabetes.'

On May 27, 2022 by Maria Poggi

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Instagram influencer who shared battle with anorexia dies

Several days before her death, Josi Maria said on Instagram: 'I don’t want to be one of ten people who die of anorexia.'

On Dec 20, 2020 by Alexandra Samuels

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New TikTok trend fuels concern about eating disorders

The videos typically tout unsafe weight loss methods or reinforce the idea that 'thin is better.'

On May 14, 2020 by Nahila Bonfiglio

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Macy’s pulls portion-control plates after social media uproar

People say the dishes encourage disordered eating.

On Jul 23, 2019 by Alex Dalbey

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The dangerous, immersive world of Eating Disorder Twitter

Some users follow #edtwitter in need of help—but help is rarely what they find.

On Mar 30, 2018 by Lea Rose Emery

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Google kills Maps feature after complaints that it could trigger eating disorders

The cupcake-counter was not a good look.

On Oct 18, 2017 by Phillip Tracy

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Falling in love with a woman forced me to face my body image issues

Forget the male gaze—comparing ourselves to other women can be just as detrimental.

On Oct 9, 2017 by Lea Rose Emery

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How weightlifting has been pivotal in my eating disorder recovery

I used to eat only 500 calories a day—and now I want to be strong, powerful, and healthy.

On Aug 25, 2017 by Megan Grant