New study of 26,000 people disputes years of studies linking Facebook and depression

Finally, some good news that both Facebook investors and users can get behind.

Social-media sites like Facebook FB, +1.81% which has 2.38 billion users worldwide, Instagram, Snapchat SNAP, +0.26% and Twitter TWTR, +1.69% make it easier to maintain relationships, access health information, improve mental health and even avoid serious psychological distress, according to a new study by Keith Hampton, professor of media and information at Michigan State University.

‘Taking a snapshot of the anxiety felt by young people today and concluding that a whole generation is at risk because of social media ignores more noteworthy social changes.

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