Facebook Ex-President: Facebook Was Built To Exploit Bugs In Human Brain

Recently, the social network giant Facebook’s former president, Sean Parker, criticized the social media giant by claiming it is an addictive tool that “violates human psychology.” These statements were collected by The Guardian and Axios media in an event held in Philadelphia this week.

Facebook Ex-President: Facebook Was Built To Exploit Bugs In Human Brain

The social network giant Facebook’s former president, Sean Parker, criticized the social media giant by claiming it is an addictive tool that “violates human psychology.” These statements were collected by The Guardian and Axios media in an event held in Philadelphia this week.

Parker described how in the early days of Facebook people told him they were not on social networks because they valued their interactions in real life. Now, he says, “our minds can be hijacked”

“(Facebook) It literally changes your relationship with society, between them, it probably interferes with productivity in strange ways, only God knows what it’s doing to our children’s brains,” he said.

“The creators of social networks like me, Mark or Kevin Systrom (Instagram) understood very well that this was going to happen, and we still did it” said the former president of the social network giant Facebook, Sean Parker.

The dose of Like

The billionaire points out that Facebook’s goal was to get us to consume more time and attention as possible. “It was this mentality that led to the creation of functions such as the “Like button that would give users” a small knock of dopamine “to encourage them to upload more content,” he reveals.

“This is the kind of thing that would happen to a hacker like me because you are exploiting the vulnerabilities of the human psyche. The creators of social networks like me, Mark or Kevin Systrom (Instagram) understood very well that this was going to happen, and we still did it,” Parker recalled.

Parker is not the only businessman in Silicon Valley who regrets the technologies he helped to develop. One of the former employees of the tech giant Google, Tristan Harris, the tech giant Google’s Design Ethicists and one of several technology experts interviewed by The Guardian in October to criticize the industry.

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