Why you should limit time you spend on social media

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By KYW Newsradio 1060

KYW Newsradio’s Medical Reports are sponsored by Independence Blue Cross. 

By Dr. Brian McDonough, Medical Editor 
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — One of the most concerning aspects of COVID-19 has been the fact that it has left many with a great deal of time on their hands, time that far too many spend with social media. 

I am the first to say that social media can serve as a valuable tool for getting important, but there is also a great opportunity to spread disinformation. 

I'm not just talking about bots and competing countries, politicians and companies using social media as access to your thoughts, hopes and fears. I am also suggesting that many of our friends and not so close contacts also use social media to present an often unrealistic view of their world. 

My suggestion is time limitations, especially now. 

Much like we have limited our children's time in front of the TV over the years, we need social media limits — it could raise your spirits.