Sort of a spin off of the yogurt commercial question in P&CE. These sites and videos are usually created and run by teenage girls via blogs or youtube. Some have full blown websites with dedicated domains. In most cases, they manage it because their parents have no idea they're running the sites and/or creating the videos. In some cases, the parents don't even know they have an eating disorder.
If another teenager progresses her own disorder to the point of serious illness (hospitalization) or death, based on information she's collected from these sites, should the site be responsible? Should the parents of the site admin if they're under age? What about her (or his) own parents for not monitoring their net usage?
Sometimes they images they use are airbrushed by the ad agency or magazine that released the photo they're using, but other times they airbrush them even more, to make the models and actresses look even skinnier than they were to begin with. Should there be more liability if they've altered the images on their own instead of using ones from magazines?
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