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Is Facebook destroying how society works?

Facebook says it is a different company to the one described by a former executive as ripping apart society.

Former vice president for user growth Chamath Palihapitiya said he feels tremendous guilt over the creation of the site, adding: “We have created tools that are ripping apart the social fabric of how society works”.

The 41-year-old added: “The short-term, dopamine-driven feedback loops we’ve created are destroying how society works. No civil discourse, no cooperation; misinformation, mistruth. And it’s not an American problem….this is a global problem.”

“We are in a really bad state of affairs right now.”

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