We know photos in magazine ads and TV commercials are altered, but what about the Photoshopping on your friends' selfies?
Traditional media outlets such as magazines and TV shows have come under fire in recent years for the misleading images they present and how they could affect a person's — particularly a young girl's — body image. Some advances have been made such as the promises from top outlets like Seventeen and Self magazines to show more realistic images of young women. But what about media that's not regulated by public opinion? Experts say that the images found on social media may be far more damaging to a user's body image. And unlike magazine ads, social media images are harder to avoid.