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Facebook linked to divorce rate increase in the U.S.

Researchers from Boston University recently linked excessive social media usage to increasing divorce rates in America, CBS Boston stated on September 2.

In the study titled “Computers in Human Behavior,” researchers concluded that individuals who often check their Facebook account tend to experience less marital satisfaction and may be more likely to lead to divorce. The study claimed that a two percent increase in divorce rate in the U.S. was observed between 2008 and 2010, the same years when Facebook users also surged. Researchers speculate that this is because A) excessive usage damages the relationship, or B) those with existing relationship trouble seek out social media more.

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