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Summary Former Facebook Exec: 'You Don't Realize It But You Are Being Programmed' 
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"... Last month, Facebook's first president Sean Parker opened up about his regrets over helping create social media as we know it today. "I don't know if I really understood the consequences of what I was saying, because of the unintended consequences of a network when it grows to a billion or 2 billion people and it literally changes your relationship with society, with each other," Parker said. "God only knows what it's doing to our children's brains."

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"I think we have created tools that are ripping apart the social fabric of how society works."

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Parker has said that social media creates "a social-validation feedback loop" by giving people "a little dopamine hit every once in a while, because someone liked or commented on a photo or a post or whatever."

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Just days after Parker made those comments, Palihapitiya told the Stanford audience, "The short-term, dopamine-driven feedback loops we've created are destroying how society works," Palihapitiya said. "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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So we are in a really bad state of affairs right now, in my opinion. It is eroding the core foundation of how people behave by and between each other. And I don't have a good solution. My solution is I just don't use these tools anymore. I haven't for years.

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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 shit."

Then he got even more fired up: "Your behaviors—you don't realize it but you are being programmed. It was unintentional, but now you gotta decide how much you are willing to give up, how much of your intellectual independence," he told the students in the crowd. "And don't think, ‘Oh yeah, not me, I'm fucking genius, I'm at Stanford.' You're probably the most likely to fucking fall for it. ‘Cause you are fucking check-boxing your whole Goddamn life."

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Date 12/28/2017 
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