The Guardian

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

You're reading a preview, sign up to read more.

More from The Guardian

The Guardian3 min read
World's First Vagina Museum To Open In London
In a bright indoor space in Camden’s Stables Market, a giant tampon is flanked by giant menstrual cups. Illustrations of female genitalia are dotted around the walls and some underwear is in a glass case. This is the world’s first vagina museum dedic
The Guardian4 min readSociety
'We Couldn’t Hesitate': Escaping Hong Kong's University Siege
Yanny Man, 23, had no time to think about it before crawling over the ledge of a bridge, eight metres high, grabbing a rope and pushing off toward the ground below. Behind her people shouted: “Just go, just go!” Police trying to stop them had paused
The Guardian3 min read
World's Donkeys Being 'Decimated' By Demand For Chinese Medicine
Half global population could be slaughtered in next five years for ejiao industry, warns report