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Former Facebook exec: 'You don't realize it, but you are being programmed. It was unintentional

Former Facebook executive Chamath Palihapitiya is sharing how the social network is ripping society apart. In fact, he feels so guilty about it that he's speaking out against the "short-term, dopamine-driven feedback loops we've created" that he says "are destroying how society works.” Palihapitiya asserts that human interaction has suffered due to the quest for adoration online in the form of  “hearts, likes," and "thumbs-up,” but at the expense of the basic social fabric of how society is supposed to work. 

He says there's “no civil discourse, no cooperation" only "misinformation" and "mistruth." "And it’s not an American problem — this is not about Russian ads," he continued. "This is a global problem. So, we're in a really bad state of affairs right now, in my opinion. It is eroding the core foundations of how people behave -- by and between each other.” 

He goes on to further explain Facebook's unintended consequences in front of an audience at the Standford Graduate School of Business.

Watch is the full interview below and skip to 21:34.

To see more from Pat, visit his channel on TheBlaze and listen live to “Pat Gray Unleashed” with Pat Gray weekdays 12 p.m. – 3 p.m. ET, only on TheBlaze Radio Network.

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