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More Facebook corruption (LEAK)

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Facebook is aware of the negativity bias that is hardwired in the human organism (see Jon Haidt's Happiness Hypothesis). Their algorithm is a function of the content you engage in with the most, and because our brains can't help but look for the negative, we end up engaging with such content the most. This then tells the algorithm to show us more divisive, low-consciousness content like before, which compounds over time makes us cynical. 

Facebook knows that these tactics have a negative ripple effect on on society at large, yet they put business first. The interview below highlights exactly that:

Personally I don't deal with Facebook (or Instagram) anymore. It's so toxic that anything is better than it at this point. For all of you "no-fappers": if you think NoFap is great, try going without social media. Once you do, you will have more time to focus on life-purpose and you will feel so much more alive!

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Is anyone still surprised that multibillion dollar corporations act this way then the structure that they're operating from incentives exactly this kind of behavior?

Anyone who's even a little bit familiar with how for-profit news media benefits from sensationalism and conflict shouldn't be surprised by this.

Just choosing not to use Facebook will have about as much impact as choosing to not pay for or watch Fox News. Treating Facebook and the other major social media platforms as public utilities subject to heavily regulation is the only way that this problem is going to get adequately addressed.

Edited by DocWatts

"The mind is inherently embodied.
Thought is mostly unconscious.
Abstract concepts are largely metaphorical." - George Lakoff

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