Fmr. Google Ethicist: 'Social Media Has Destroyed Our Common Ground' | The Last Word | MSNBC 1

Fmr. Google Ethicist: ‘Social Media Has Destroyed Our Common Ground’ | The Last Word | MSNBC

 

Tristan Harris, from the Netflix documentary “The Social Dilemma,” tells Lawrence O'Donnell that the social media business model “depends on each of us getting an affirmation feed, not information and has divided the collective national psyche against itself.” Aired on 12/9/2020.
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42 comments

  1. I came to criticize, but guest Tristan Harris was balanced and spot-on (other than his adverts for ‘The Social Dilemma’)

  2. Finally someone admits there is a problem. The solution is to bring all lies into the light and prove they don’t hold up.

    1. we used to have this thing called THE FAIRNESS DOCTRINE until st ronnie did away with it! it needs too be brought back!!

  3. The Social Dilemma on Netflix is mind blowing. If you haven’t seen it, you should know how we are all being manipulated and fed targeted micro realities.

    1. Hmmm..But I don’t need to spend more money on an obvious problem like Social Media Threat. The thing is, Right now…the world that covered by internet is completely being wrecked.

    2. @Wikan Saktianto: It should be obvious by now that you can’t build a healthy society
      using American spy technology. Oh! Lunch time. Time to log out.

    1. They censor people who are believed to be conspiracists. No wonder the conspiracists believe they’re right. Because when you CENSOR. YOU CAN’T CHALLENGE IDEAS. THAT CREATES STAGNATION and RADICALIZATION.

  4. Social media has really brought out the Karens and Darrens with the disinformation, lies and conspiracy theories!

    1. @Phil Campbell. Sadly…that is why Television and Radio Broadcast have their redaction team..once upon a time. Now, since Internet is actually become our lifesupport…no one can redacted airflow.

    2. So why censor them? WHY VALIDATE IT?! Instead of allowing the power of free speech to Challenge those ideas?! That’s not how you build progress?! That’s you radicalize!

    1. @Mark S Yeap, that’s why I also watch Fox News and right wing media. I want to watch both sides and I make up my own decision. I still don’t like Trumps cronies and supporters

    1. satyrme: “Consider the lily of the valley. It neither reaps nor does it sow, and yet Solomon,
      in all his glory, is not arrayed such as one of these”. Author beloved for all eternity.

  5. the only people who have comon ground is the media elites the wealthy and politicians. The rest of us are just trying tok survive.

  6. “There’s no simple way for tech companies to fix the problem.”

    Yes there is. Shut down public comment sections.

  7. Everyone surronds themselves with “yes men”, so never grow intelectually. Learning is only done by exposing yourself to different ideas.

  8. The problem starts with the misleading label of “social media” on communication tools that are deeply anti-social.

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