”A 2017 study showed that Instagram was the worst social media site for the mental health of young people, who said it made them feel loneliness, insecurity, and a negative body image.”
You're right that Instagram presents its own set of problems though... mostly related to self-image. But there's rarely any malicious intent on the part of users (compared to Twitter and Facebook).
More of these articles means public perception changes regarding social media platforms in general.
This reminds me of the time that Larry and Sergey tried to rip off Mark. They built a whole bunch of social stuff without really understanding why. Now Mark is trying to rip off Evan and building a bunch of stuff the kids like without really understanding why.
I know that all the tech giants have essentially stolen basic ideas from their predecessors but it is typically because they can see potential and a future that nobody else has envisioned. Yes, they steal the original concept but then innovate and expand. What IG is doing with Snap features is a desparate ploy to crush a competitor without truly understanding them, their users, or their marketplace.