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Kanye West: followers galore, yet social media’s unlikely critic | Rebecca Nicholson

The American rapper is raising essential points about how we intereact with sites such as Twitter
Kanye West: ‘We should be able to participate in social media without having to show how many followers or likes we have.’ Photograph: Jonathan Brady/PA

Kanye West has tweeted a series of thoughts on social media and self-esteem, along with a screen grab of a conversation with Jack Dorsey, Twitter’s CEO, who agrees that it’s time to change a system that no longer works as it should or once did. “Social media can be good but we have to hold the heads responsible for the psychological damage it sometimes causes,” wrote West, linking to a video, posted to Instagram, of Denzel Washington saying that young people should turn off social media.

Perhaps as a test run for

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