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Unlike apps that purport to upside your head before they do it in

According to a new research report, 90% of women say they use a filter or edit their photos before posting

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Young women feel increasingly under pressure to edit or filter their photos to appear fairer, more chiselled and slimmer on social media platforms such as Instagram.

A report by the City University of London’s gender and sexualities research centre looked at a range of issues affecting young women and non-binary people in the UK, including body positivity and the pressure to look perfect in social media posts.

The Changing the Perfect Picture: Smartphones, Social Media and Appearance Pressures report, in which 175 respondents took part, also documented their anger with a mass media they deem “too white”, “too heterosexual” and too focused on very narrow definitions of beauty...

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