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Selena Gomez Says Social Media Is 'Dangerous And Devastating' But She's Still On It Anyway

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May 16 2019, Updated 6:42 p.m. ET

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Despite being one of the most followed people on Instagram, Selena Gomez recently called social media "terrible for her generation" and "dangerous and devastating." Scroll through for all the details.

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Selena, 26, talked passionately about the dangers of online platforms at a press conference for her new film The Dead Don't Die at the Cannes Film Festival in Nice, France on Wednesday, May 15.

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"I understand that it's amazing to use as a platform but it does scare me when you see how exposed these young girls and boys are. I think it's dangerous for sure," the star said.

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As the third most followed person on Instagram (at 150 million followers) and right behind Ariana Grande and professional soccer player Cristiano Ronaldo, Selena was asked whether or not she feels a responsibility to make social media a safer place. "It's impossible to make it safe at this point," she responded.

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"I'm grateful I have a platform," she explained. "I don't do a lot of pointless pictures. For me, I like to be intentional with it." The singer shares an average of four posts a month on Instagram.

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"I see these young girls and I'll meet them at meet-and-greets, and they're just devastated by bullying and not having a voice," the Disney Channel alum said. "I would be careful and allow yourself some time limits of when you should use it."

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As OK! readers know, Selena often takes social media breaks. In September 2018, the singer took a lengthy break before having a "emotional breakdown" and entering treatment in October.

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What do you think of Selena's comments regarding social media? Let us know in the comments below. 

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