Former Facebook Executive Says Social Media ‘Tearing Us Apart’

Former Facebook Executive Says Social Media ‘Tearing Us Apart’

Chamath Palihapitiya, the CEO of venture firm Social Capital and former Facebook executive says social media these days is tearing society apart. Palihapitiya, who helped bring Facebook to worldwide prominence, said at a conference, “We curate our lives around the perceived sense of perfection because we get rewarded in these short term signals. Hearts, likes, thumbs up, and we conflate that with value, and we conflate it with truth. And instead, what it really is, is fake, brittle popularity.” He then added that social media is “eroding the core foundations around how people behave by and between each other.”

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