Ex-Facebook Exec Says Social Media Is Ripping Us Apart

Chamath Palihapitiya, who joined Facebook in 2007 and became its vice president for user growth, said he feels “tremendous guilt” about the company he helped make, The Verge reports.

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

He added: “The short-term, dopamine-driven feedback loops we’ve created are destroying how society works. 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.”

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