Monday, December 11, 2017

Former Facebook Exec: 'You Are Being Programed'

It's not surprising to hear people express negative opinions about social media these days, but it is kind of weird to see a former Facebook exec making a living giving speeches about how bad it is.

Palihapitiya—who worked at Facebook from 2005 to 2011—told the audience, “I think we have created tools that are ripping apart the social fabric of how society works.” Speaking more broadly on the subject of social media, Palihapitiya said he doesn’t use social media because he “innately didn’t want to get programmed.” As for his kids: “They’re not allowed to use this sh*t.”