Former Facebook bloke feels guilty about his past

Former Facebook VP says his kids aren't allowed to use Facebook sh*t

Facebook points to its "work and research with outside experts and academics" to get a better grasp on the effects that come with our attachment to social media, which for many people has only grown more deep-seated and compulsive with time.

Former Facebook executive and current Golden State Warriors board member Chamath Palihapitiya is took his own criticism of social media further during an impassioned speech at a recent discussion at the Stanford Graduate School of Business.

Last month, Facebook's first president, Sean Parker, said the social network was created to exploit "a vulnerability in human psychology" to get its users addicted. "I think in the back, deep, deep recesses of, we kind of knew something bad could happen".

However, there are ways to get rid of this issue. "I think we have created tools that are ripping apart the social fabric of how society works".

He says he won't use the platform and is hoping to use the money he made at Facebook as a force for good. The company has been trying several ways to filter out such negative content so as to keep the platform clean. Specifically, the former executive says that the communication system with hearts, likes, and thumbs-up contributes to the spread of misinformation.

Palihapitiya joins other former Facebookers who are voicing concern about the impact the social network is having.

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Chamath has not been at Facebook for over 6 years.

He added that this is a "global problem" and not just about Russian ads.

"We take our role very seriously and we are working hard to improve", Facebook's statement continued.

Facebook also said that it is a "very different company" now than it was when Palihapitiya worked there and that as it has grown, it has realized that its responsibilities have also grown.

Former product manager at the company, Antonio Garcia-Martinez, has said Facebook lies about its ability to influence individuals based on the data it collects on them. "And don't think, 'Oh yeah, not me, I'm fucking genius, I'm at Stanford, '" he said. "Where I made a decision to spend my time is to take the capital they rewarded me with and now focus on the structural changes that I can control", he said, his top areas of interest being diabetes (because of a family history of the disease), education and climate change. I'm not sure the discontents are as intense as Palihapitiya and Parker are asserting, but maybe I'm just programmed as shit.

"Bad actors can now manipulate large swaths of people to do anything they want".

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