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Will Instagram filters alter our view of beauty and who we are?


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Will Instagram filters alter our view of beauty and who we are?

We’re used to tweaking our digital selves to look thinner or more attractive. A new generation of Instagram filters could drastically change how we perceive ourselves Technology 26 February 2020 By Chris Stokel-Walker Instagram filters can turn you into a human alarm clock or alter countless details in photos of youAleksey Popov/AlamyBY HER own admission,…

Will Instagram filters alter our view of beauty and who we are?

We’re used to tweaking our digital selves to look thinner or more attractive. A new generation of Instagram filters could drastically change how we perceive ourselves



Technology



26 February 2020

By Chris Stokel-Walker

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Instagram filters can turn you into a human alarm clock or alter countless details in photos of you

Aleksey Popov/Alamy

BY HER own admission, 19-year-old Manilyn Macalos is addicted to Instagram filters. She has road-tested everything, from ones that add a rosy blush to her cheeks and a sea of light brown freckles under her eyes to others that overlay a swarm of butterflies, flapping their wings over her head. There are filters giving her whiskers and ears made of flowers. She has even tested a Flappy Bird-like filter that allows her to control the eponymous character of the …

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