The controversial side of social media, however, is the fact that it is an open, uncensored, all-access tool and nearly anything goes, and with one tool, anyone is able to access it all. Many believe that this poses a threat to our influence. Hot topics and viral videos crowd our feeds whether we prefer it or not, explicit content plays automatically on some feeds, some platforms encourage dangerous discretion and dishonesty, and there's seemingly no limit to what can be posted. How can we indulge in social media without unwanted, negative influences bombarding our view? Read on for 5 ways to use social media without being negatively influenced.