(Trigger warning: ED and anoxeria). Eugenia Cooney is a YouTuber whose content is highly associated with anorexia and eating disorders. How do Foucault's concepts of power and the dangerous individual apply to a 21st-century social media figure?
The new phenomena created by diet culture are investigated in light of the promotion of 'weight-loss teas' by companies and influencers who create a discourse focused on body weight health on social media platforms such as TikTok.
This article sheds light on how Foucault's principle of the Panopticon can be applied to the digital age. The Fitbit app is more than a modern panopticon that shows that the 21st-century individual takes part in participatory surveillance.