Chamath Palihapitiya, former vice-president of user growth, expressed regret for his part in building tools that destroy ‘the social fabric of how society works’
How technology is making our minds redundant.
To be sure, Facebook is putting its own favorable spin on these studies. Yet its willingness to shine a light on critical research, and its pledge to take the findings into account when it designs its products, has to be welcomed as something new.
If you think Facebook is ruining the world, you should be a little glad that even Facebook agrees that we need a better Facebook — and that it is pledging to build one.
The company’s founding president Sean Parker had told US website Axios that the thought process behind social networks like Facebook is sinister.
In fact, he says, it is all about trying to “consume as much of your time and conscious attention as possible”.