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Former Advisor to Steve Jobs Says Facebook is “Destroying the Very Fabric of Human Relationships”

By making users addicted to anger.

A former advisor to Steve Jobs warns that Facebook is “destroying the very fabric of human relationships” by making its users become addicted to anger.

During a question and answer session at the 2020 CogX conference, Joanna Hoffman was asked about the cult of leadership within Silicon Valley.

“As I look at Facebook, for example, I keep thinking are they really that ignorant or is this motivated by something … darker than what appears?” she said.

Hoffman went on to accuse Facebook of “destroying the very fabric of democracy, destroying the very fabric of human relationships and peddling in an addictive drug called anger.”

“You know it’s just like tobacco, it’s no different than the opioids,” she added. “We know anger is addictive, we know we can attract people to our platform and get engagement if we get them pissed off enough. So therefore what, we should capitalize on that each and every time?”

While Hoffman was talking about Facebook, much of the same charges could be made against Twitter.

Twitter has become a monstrous echo chamber of hysterical nonsense controlled by outrage mobs who abuse the platform to threaten criminal acts as well as intimidating, doxxing and attempting to ruin people’s lives for the sin of holding an alternate opinion.

Much criticism of social media is framed in the context of its “threat to democracy,” despite the fact that both Twitter and Facebook are more censorious than ever, with the overwhelming target being conservatives and anyone who offends woke jihadists.

In reality, the real damage being done by these platforms is to people’s mental health, to the cohesion of a functioning society, and to the concept of free speech itself.

https://summit.news/2020/06/12/former-advisor-to-steve-jobs-says-facebook-is-destroying-the-very-fabric-of-human-relationships/

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Olivia Kroth
June 13, 2020

Facebook is a CIA front. Better stay away from it.

ManintheMoon
ManintheMoon
Reply to  Olivia Kroth
June 13, 2020

It’s certainly better for one’s mental health. Why anyone in the public eye should want to be involved with this cesspit is beyond my comprehension. But so is massicism.

Diana
Diana
June 13, 2020

Well of course people have a choice. I have a Facebook page, two in fact. One is used purely for matters pertaining to my business and absolutely nothing else. The general one I don’t use for months on end. I delete automatically any of the written nonsense and the photos that people with too much time on their hands enjoy posting.

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