First, it was divorce. Now, researchers at National Health Service in Britain have decided that Facebook is behind the fourfold increase in cases of syphilis in Teesside, Durham and Sunderland.
Director of Public Health Peter Kelly told the Telegraph that social networks are Ã¢â‚¬Å“making it easier for people to meet up for casual sex.Ã¢â‚¬Â Hence the increase in cases of syphilis.
As Mashable reported, the connection between the sexually transmitted disease and Facebook is a stretch. We at Sex and the 405 stand behind their suggestion that institutions in the affected areas need to shift their focus from assigning blame and work on educating the public about sexual health.
Information via Mashable.