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Former Facebook Executive Spills the Beans on User Addiction

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Two former Facebook executives are criticizing the social media platform for its addictive, drug-like effects on users.

“It literally is at a point now, where I think we have created tools that are ripping apart the social fabric of how society works,” says Chamath Palihapitiya, a venture capitalist who had a hand in building Facebook’s user base.

“That is truly where we are,” he said. “If you feed the beast, that beast will destroy you.”

Palihapitiya, who left Facebook in 2011 to start his own socially focused capital fund, told an audience last month at the Stanford Business School that he and those he worked with in building Facebook knew in the back of their minds – despite feigning there couldn’t be bad unintended consequences – that something bad could happen.

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