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Elon MuskElon Musk said on Twitter that he thought Instagram made people depressed.

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  • Elon Musk says Instagram makes people “depressed” and Twitter makes them “angry.”
  • On Sunday, the Twitter CEO asked his followers which platform was better.
  • Musk has expressed his reservations about Instagram before. 

Twitter’s CEO, Elon Musk, says Instagram makes people depressed and Twitter makes them angry.

On Sunday, Musk asked his Twitter followers which platform was better, tweeting: “Instagram makes people depressed & Twitter makes people angry. Which is better?”

One Twitter account replied that Twitter doesn’t make them angry but makes them laugh. Musk responded by saying he does laugh a lot on Twitter.  

Musk has expressed his reservations about Instagram before. 

Appearing on The Joe Rogan Experience podcast in 2018, Musk said that one of the issues with social media is that “people look like they have a much better life than they really do.” 

Musk said on the podcast that Instagram can make people seem better-looking and happier “than they really are.” He added that seeing attractive and happy people on social media can make people think, “I’m not that good looking and I’m not that happy. So I must suck.”

Representatives for Musk did not immediately reply to Insider’s request for further comment.

Musk, who bought Twitter for $44 billion last year, has also been wondering if people should use social media less. 

In response to a Twitter user who shared a 2021 study by the Survey Center on American Life that found people’s social circles had shrunk in the last three decades, Musk said: “Maybe we should spend less time on social media … ?”

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