Should we ban pro-ana?



In recent months, many social media sites, including Pinterest, Instagram, Tumblr and Facebook have all changed their terms of service to prohibit content that promotes eating disorders such as anorexia. 

Participants in "pro-ana" communities share extreme diet and exercise advice and share motivational photos known as "thinspiration". 

Some groups, including the National Eating Disorders Association, say these sites can be triggering for people recovering from eating disorders, or who are at risk of developing them.

But Antonio Casilli, the scientific coordinator of the ANAMIA research project, which studies online pro-ana communities, argues that censoring these sites will do more harm than good.

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