Former Facebook executive says social media tearing up society with “misinformation, mistruth” and no civil discourse

Former Facebook executive says social media tearing up society with “misinformation, mistruth” and no civil discourse

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“I think we have created tools that are ripping apart the social fabric of how society works” ….

“The short-term, dopamine-driven feedback loops we’ve created are destroying how society works,” he said, referring to online interactions driven by “hearts, likes, thumbs-up.” “No civil discourse, no cooperation; misinformation, mistruth. And it’s not an American problem — this is not about Russians ads. This is a global problem.”

Former Facebook exec says social media is ripping apart society

He also said “Your behaviors—you don’t realize it but you are being programmed.”

Update: After coming under intense pressure regarding his comments, he now says, never mind. Facebook is a wonderful company.

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