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A teenager who was obsessed with social media took her own life after not getting enough 'likes' on her photos.

Chloe Davison, 19, hanged herself in her bedroom moments after she was active on social media, her mother told The Sun newspaper.

"She thought she wasn't good enough unless she was getting loads of likes and comments," Clair Reynolds said.

Chloe was an aspiring model whose self-esteem was closely linked to social media engagement with her photos.

"She was addicted to apps like Instagram and Snapchat," said family friend Nick Coombs, who knew Chloe since she was a youngster.

Coombs, 55, said Chloe was addicted to selfies. "She would spend hours taking the perfect photo, but would delete it later if it didn't get popular enough," Coombs said.

Reynolds said Chloe struggled scholastically and she was a loner who rarely hung out with friends.

As a result of her self-imposed isolation Chloe was often taunted and bullied online by trolls who made fun of her pictures.

"Chloe was crying many nights because someone had said something horrible about her online," her older sister Jade Davison told a reporter.

Jade and her mother returned home Friday night from a bar around 11:30 p.m., and found Chloe hanging in her bedroom.

"When we took her body down, her hair and makeup were still perfect," said Coombs who was at the house when Chloe killed herself.

"She was wearing some new lingerie that she'd been excited to model," he said.

"Chloe was beautiful, but she didn't see that," said her mum. "She cared too much about how other people saw her."

If you or someone you know is in emotional distress or suicidal crisis, call the National Suicide Prevention Hotline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255).

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Idris Elba is trying to cut down on his use of social media because he gets so depressed by the instant access to world news.

Like most celebrities, the Thor star can't get enough of the addictive nature of social media. According to WENN.com, the 47-year-old British actor is an active user of Twitter and Instagram but he finds world events saddening.

"I've been trying to wean myself off," the actor and DJ tells Fast Company magazine. "I used to post a lot more, but it's been putting me off lately. And Twitter's just not how I want to receive my news.

"I read the news aggregated on my iPad, but I can't check it constantly - I'm not proud of it, but it's true - because it makes me feel depressed."

Instead, Idris is weaning himself off of social media by clearing his head, saying: "I'll just sit in the dark, stare, and try not to do anything - just clear my mind and decompress."

The superstar says he only sleeps "four or five" hours a night, and he schedules his time in terms of projects rather than days or hours.

"I don't think in terms of minutes or hours or days or dates, especially because I'm traveling between time zones," he adds. "My home base is London, but I could be working anywhere around the world. I pretty much know my schedule for the whole year, and I think of it in terms of blocks of time, where each project is a block."
 

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Kanye West says social media entices men like him to stray from their marriages by hosting free photos of half naked women.

Kanye, 42, says he "suffers like Jesus" whenever he surfs social media, only to be confronted by images of women in various stages of undress.

The former rapper says social media tests a man's limits with all those sexy photos.

In an interview with Apple Music, Kanye compared social media to "modern day cigarettes" for their addictive qualities.

"I suffer - and I appreciate the suffering because we can just feel a little bit of what Jesus felt when we suffer, but social media makes me suffer," he said.

'I suffer from that and by me saying this out loud, I'm sure there's other married men that suffer in a similar way that are happy to hear me say, "Oh ya, I'm suffering."'

Wen asked why this is a specific problem for married men, he answered, "Because social media prompts women in particular to put out content that they wouldn't have put out...".

Kanye said the immediate availability of smut on social media only aggravates his sex addiction.

"When I was younger and I wanted to see something like that I had to pay someone that was older to go to 7/11 and buy it," he said, referring to p0rn magazines.

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Kanye, who shares four children with his socialite wife Kim Kardashian-West, said his addiction to p0rn began when he discovered a Playboy magazine when he was 5. He said the discovery "affected almost every choice I made for the rest of my life".

Kanye previously asked his wife, Kim, to tone down her sexy outfits. He also reportedly asked other rappers to avoid having premarital sex while working on his No. 1 album, Jesus Is King.

Kanye was admitted into a psychiatric hospital in 2016 after he experienced a psychological emergency (mental breakdown).

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