Each time we use these social networks, we contribute to the deterioration of these people’s mental health, at the very least. Not to forget the effects on children.
This is one of the reasons why I don’t use Facebook, or any of their products! This is also the reason why I stopped using YouTube app or going to the YouTube website (use invidio.us to view, or youtube-dl to download the videos for later viewing). Also the reason why I minimize my use of Google services.
Facebook, Instagram, Google, and YouTube, collect data from you everytime to interact with it. It uses the data to target you with adverts and suggested content that are optimized for maximum engagement, i.e., to keep you from leaving, and worse, manipulate you.