72nd Cannes Film Festival - News conference for the film "The Dead Don't Die" in competition - Cannes, France, May 15, 2019. Cast member Selena Gomez attends the news conference. REUTERS\/Eric GaillardCANNES, France (Reuters) - U.S. pop singer and actress Selena Gomez has taken aim at social media platforms and their detrimental effect on young people, saying they could be dangerous and contribute to a world of disinformation and bullying. \u201cSocial media has really been terrible for my generation,\u201d Gomez, 26, told a news conference at Cannes on Wednesday, where the actress is promoting zombie movie \u201cThe Dead Don\u2019t Die\u201d alongside actors Bill Murray and Tilda Swinton. Asked about looming threats she and other cast members saw to the planet, Gomez added: \u201cI understand that it\u2019s amazing to use your platform, but it does scare me when you see how exposed these young girls and young boys are, and they are not really aware of the news or anything going on. \u2026 I think it\u2019s dangerous, for sure. I don\u2019t think people are getting the right information sometimes.\u201d Directed by Jim Jarmusch, the zombie comedy takes a swipe at climate change deniers and pokes fun at the perils of an overly materialistic society, including with a gag about the smartphone-toting undead searching for a Wi-Fi connection. Gomez is one of the world\u2019s most watched Instagram stars, with over 150 million followers, but is known to have taken breaks from the platform. \u201cI think it\u2019s pretty impossible to make it (social media) safe at this point. There\u2019s no blocking anything,\u201d the former Disney TV star said. \u201cI also don\u2019t do a lot of pointless pictures. I think for me I like to be intentional with it. It just scares me, that\u2019s all, because I see these young girls and I\u2019ll meet them in meet-and-greets or something, and they are just devastated, dealing with bullying and not being able to have their own voice.\u201d Writing by Sarah White; Editing by Hugh LawsonOur Standards:The Thomson Reuters Trust Principles.