The university teams collected 2488 US users shortly after the 2016 presidential election. During one month, some of those participants were asked to move away from their Facebook account, while others kept their usage habits. The study reveals that the group that moved away from Facebook also moved away from other social networks and spent more time with family and friends, watching TV and reported fewer stress levels and anxiety
The group that was invited to suspend their activity on Facebook also reveals that, at the end of the month, when he was "authorized" to return to this social network, he began to consult less frequently, Tech Crunch.
One of the limitations of this study is that the same participants attribute measures of joy and well-being, so that they do not correspond to reality, but rather to a general perception of each one.
On the other hand, these users still had access to Facebook Messenger, one of the main characteristics of Facebook. Finally, the study was carried out shortly after the 2016 presidential election, a very intense era and many heated debates on social networks, so that the users who moved away could feel better.