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The harmful effects of social media:

Social media are like medicine for an imaginary disease, but with real and likely side effects; e.g. addiction engineering, anxiety, anger, self-harm, misinformation, spying, etc. Facebook, Inc., which owns Instagram and WhatsApp, exploits its uninformed users for profit. Their platform incentivizes misinformation and disinformation which manipulate people into unprecedented worldwide needless discord. Furthermore, social media are engineered to be highly addictive, and they cause anxiety because other people's looks and lives seem much better than they truly are. Sounds exaggerated? It barely scratches the surface… Read the sources below and stop being a slave to your screen. Improve your finite life: quit facebook.

Why quit social media?

"Misinformation is a weapon..."

Zucc.

Zuckerberg douche.
🎭︎ Author Credentials Title Type Source Date #/91
Tristan Harris BA computer science, ex-Google Our Brains Are No Match for Our Technology. [↗] 📚︎ New York Times 5-12-2019 91
Rebecca Jennings Reporter Instagram is broken. It also broke us.
"Instagram was considered the worst social media network for health and wellbeing, associated with higher levels of anxiety, depression, and loneliness."
[↗] 📚︎ Vox 2-12-2019 88
Sacha Baron Cohen BA history, comedian Greatest propaganda machine in history; Facebook would have let Hitler buy ads for "final solution". [↗] 📺︎ 21-11-2019 84
Pavel Durov BA philology, CEO Telegram,
founder VKontakte
This week a new backdoor was quietly found in WhatsApp. (...) unless you are cool with all your photos and messages becoming public one day, you should delete WhatsApp from your phone. [↗] 📚︎ 20-11-2019 82
Tristan Harris;
Rashida Richardson;
Maggie Stanphill;
Dr. Stephen Wolfram
BA computer science, ex-Google;
Juris Doctor;
BA English, Google;
PhD Particle Physics
Optimizing for Engagement: Understanding the Use of Persuasive Technology on Internet Platforms. [↗] 📺︎ US senate 25-6-2019 81
Charlie Brooker Author, screenwriter, critic, etc. Smithereens. [↗] 📺︎ Black Mirror 5-6-2019 78
Joel Hernández BA computer science Stop using Facebook. [↗] 📚︎ 6-5-2019 90
Roger McNamee;
Sam Harris
M.B.A., early facebook investor;
PhD neuroscience, philosopher
The Trouble with Facebook. [↗] 🔊︎ Sam Harris podcast 27-3-2019 76
Louis Rossmann Electronics technician The disgusting social trend of masking frailty & magnifying virtue. [↗] 📺︎ 3-3-2019 71
Cal Newport PhD computer science Digital Minimalism. [↗] 📺︎ Jordan Harbinger Show 14-2-2019 79
Cal Newport;
Mark Hyman
PhD computer science;
Doctor of Medicine
How Social Media May Be Ruining Your Life. [↗] 📺︎ 6-2-2019 80
Tim Verheyden Journalist Facebook en ik. [↗] 📺︎ VRT 21-1-2019 75
Jonathan Haidt;
Joe Rogan
PhD psychology;
Stand-up comedian
Social Media is Giving Kids Anxiety. [↗] 📺︎ Joe Rogan podcast 7-1-2019 77
Derek Muller BSc engineering physics Anti Social Media. [↗] 📺︎ 3-1-2019 69
How many days since last facebook scandal? [↗] 📚︎ 19-12-2018 89
The Facebook Dilemma. [↗] 📺︎ Frontline PBS 29-10-2018 70
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Elon Musk;
Joe Rogan
Business 'magnet';
Stand-up comedian
People look like they have a much better life than they really do. [↗] 📺︎ Joe Rogan podcast 6-9-2018 67
Bo Burnham Stand-up comedian Self Obsession Is The Norm Today; "Eighth Grade" Q&A. [↗] 📺︎ VidCon 9-8-2018 66
Jaron Lanier Computer scientist Interview on how social media ruins your life. [↗] 📺︎ Channel 4 News 15-6-2018 65
Ramani Durvasula;
Andrew Hales
PhD clinical psychology;
Chatting with an Expert on Narcissism. [↗] 📺︎ LAHWF 19-5-2018 64
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Arjen Lubach Comedian, writer, presenter, etc. Bye bye Facebook. [↗] 📺︎ Zondag met Lubach 8-4-2018 68
Chris Paine Filmmaker Do you trust this computer? [↗] 📺︎ 5-4-2018 62
Nicky Case The wisdom and/or madness of crowds. [↗] 👌︎ ncase.me 0-4-2018 86
It’s not you. Phones are designed to be addicting. [↗] 📺︎ Vox 23-2-2018 52
Om Malik BA chemistry, technology writer Face (book) Off - Is Facebook even fun anymore? [↗] 🔊︎ The Om Show 17-2-2018 51
David Robson BA mathematics, science journalist An effortless way to improve your memory. Doing literally nothing may be exactly what you need in the age of information overload. [↗] 📚︎ BBC 12-02-2018 87
How Tech Has Kids Hooked. [↗] 📺︎ Common Sense Media 6-2-2018 57
Megan Knight Associate dean How Facebook has become the world’s largest echo chamber. [↗] 📚︎ The Conversation 5-2-2018 47
Nellie Bowles Reporter Early Facebook and Google employees form coalition to fight what they built. [↗] 📚︎ CNBC 4-2-2018 46
Jennifer D. Shapka PhD developmental psychology UBC psychologist alarmed by Facebook's new Messenger Kids app. [↗] 📚︎ CBC 4-2-2018 45
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Ethan Klein;
Hila Klein
BA writing;
BA engineering and design
Facebook is wrong from top to bottom. (...) A voluntary NSA. [↗] 📺︎ h3h3 25-1-2018 50
Kate Raynes-Goldie PhD internet studies; BA philosophy and semiotics The secret history of facebook depression. [↗] 📚︎ Particle 22-01-2018 83
Joe Edelman Philosopher, sociologist Dear Zuck, re: "Meaningful Interaction and Time Well Spent" [↗] 📚︎ Medium 17-1-2018 38
Roger McNamee M.B.A., early Facebook investor Facebook Model Is “Parasitic” [↗] 📺︎ MSNBC 16-1-2018 37
Jesse Singal MA public affairs Social Media Is Making Us Dumber. Here’s Exhibit A. [↗] 📚︎ New York Times 11-1-2018 36
Tim Verheyden Journalist Hoe lang willen we nog slaven van onze smartphone blijven? [↗] 🔊︎ VRT 9-1-2018 61
Roger McNamee M.B.A., early facebook investor How to Fix Facebook—Before It Fixes Us. [↗] 📚︎ Washington Monthly 0-1-2018 35
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Eddie Pepitone;
Joe Rogan
Stand-up comedian;
Stand-up comedian
Social media rabbit hole. [↗] 📺︎ Joe Rogan podcast 28-12-2017 34
David Ginsberg;
Moira Burke
Director of research;
Research scientist at facebook
Is Spending Time on Social Media Bad for Us? [↗] 📚︎ facebook 15-12-2017 33
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Randall Munroe BSc physics Odds of getting in a friendship-ending argument. [↗] 🖼︎ xkcd 15-12-2017 32
Chamath Palihapitiya MSc electrical engineering, venture capitalist Former Facebook exec says social media is ripping apart society. [↗] 📚︎ The Verge 13-11-2017 31
André Staltz MSc computer science The Web began dying in 2014, here's how. [↗] 📚︎ 30-10-2017 85
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Matt Stone;
Trey Parker
BA mathematics & film;
BA music
Franchise Prequel. [↗] 📺︎ South Park 11-10-2017 29
Søren Dinesen Østergaard PhD, Doctor of Medicine Why the use of social media may cause mental disorder. [↗] 📚︎ Acta Psychiatrica Scandinavica 21-9-2017 60
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Anti Social - A Modern Dating Horror Story. [↗] 📺︎ Comic Relief 20-9-2017 28
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Matt Stone;
Trey Parker
BA mathematics & film;
BA music
Put It Down. [↗] 📺︎ South Park 20-9-2017 27
Zeynep Tufekci Associate professor of sociology We're building a dystopia just to make people click on ads. [↗] 📺︎ TED 0-9-2017 39
Jean M. Twenge PhD psychology Have Smartphones Destroyed a Generation? [↗] 📚︎ The Atlantic 0-9-2017 26
Tristan Harris BA computer science, ex-Google How a handful of tech companies control billions of minds every day. [↗] 📺︎ TED 28-7-2017 40
Tristan Harris BA computer science, ex-Google Social Media's Dark Side: How Facebook and Snapchat Try to Steal Our Self-Worth. [↗] 📺︎ Big Think 25-7-2017 56
Tristan Harris BA computer science, ex-Google How Your Brain Is Getting Hacked: Facebook, Tinder, Slot Machines. [↗] 📺︎ Big Think 4-7-2017 55
Nicky Case The Evolution of Trust. Modern media ≈ miscommunication ≈ widespread distrust. [↗] 👌︎ ncase.me 0-7-2017 30
Zeynep Tufekci;
Sam Harris
Associate professor of sociology;
PhD neuroscience, philosopher
Persuasion and Control. [↗] 📺︎ Sam Harris podcast 26-5-2017 23
Julian Morgans Editor The Secret Ways Social Media Is Built for Addiction. [↗] 📚︎ Vice 18-5-2017 59
Darragh Macintyre Reporter What Facebook Knows About You. [↗] 📺︎ BBC Panorama 8-5-2017 44
The dangers of social media on marriage and family. [↗] 📚︎ North Central University 1-5-2017 9
Tristan Harris;
Sam Harris
BA computer science, ex-Google;
PhD neuroscience, philosopher
What is Technology Doing to Us? [↗] 📺︎ Sam Harris podcast 14-4-2017 16
Joseph Everett The Science of Internet Addiction and Brainpower [↗] 📺︎ What I've Learned 12-4-2017 22
Peter Greste Director Facebook: Cracking the Code (documentary). [↗] 📺︎ thoughtmaybe 11-4-2017 43
Facebook usage on smartphones and gray matter volume of the nucleus accumbens. [↗] 📚︎ ScienceDirect: behavioral brain research 22-3-2017 19
Joseph Everett How the Internet Redesigns your Mind. [↗] 📺︎ What I've Learned 9-3-2017 21
Steven Kotler MA creative writing How We Chase Dopamine: Porn, Social Media, and Alcohol. [↗] 📺︎ Big Think 21-2-2017 25
Will Schoder BA history and theatre The Attention Economy - How They Addict Us. [↗] 📺︎ 28-10-2016 53
Charlie Brooker Author, screenwriter, critic, etc. Nosedive. [↗] 📺︎ Black Mirror 21-10-2016 6
Cal Newport PhD computer science Quit social media. [↗] 📺︎ TEDxTysons 19-9-2016 14
Joseph Everett How the Internet Ruins Productivity (by Design) [↗] 📺︎ What I've Learned 17-7-2016 20
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Bo Burnham Stand-up comedian Lower Your Expectations / If You Want Love. [↗] 📺︎ 3-6-2016 1
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Bo Burnham Stand-up comedian Make Happy: Social Media. [↗] 📺︎ 3-6-2016 3
Tristan Harris BA computer science, ex-Google How Technology is Hijacking Your Mind — from a Magician and Google Design Ethicist. [↗] 📚︎ Medium 18-5-2016 17
Meik Wiking M.B.A., CEO The Dark Side of Happiness. [↗] 📺︎ TEDxCopenhagen 10-5-2016 58
Brecht Vandenbroucke Artist Thin Line. [↗] 🖼︎ 3-5-2016 74
Brecht Vandenbroucke Artist Will any of this matter? [↗] 🖼︎ 14-4-2016 73
Samia Khan BA psychology Social Media: Too Much of a Good Thing? [↗] 📺︎ TEDxTerryTalks 7-11-2015 18
Jakob Gottschau Director facebookistan (documentary). [↗] 📺︎ facebookistan.org 0-11-2015 41
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Anthony Jeselnik Stand-up comedian Thoughts and Prayers. [↗] 📺︎ 16-10-2015 2
Honor Whiteman BA journalism Social media: how does it affect our mental health and well-being? [↗] 📚︎ MedicalNewsToday 10-6-2015 7
Monica Lewinsky MA social psychology The price of shame. [↗] 📺︎ TED 20-3-2015 63
Kimberly Young PhD psychology What you need to know about internet addiction. [↗] 📺︎ TEDx Talks 5-1-2015 49
Alain de Botton MA philosophy Status Anxiety. [↗] 📺︎ The School of Life 1-12-2014 10
Reversing the digital attention crisis and realigning technology with humanity's best interests. [↗] 📚︎ Center for Humane Technology 1-12-2014 54
Allison Graham BA psychology, M.B.A. How social media makes us unsocial. [↗] 📺︎ TEDxSMU 10-11-2014 13
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Louis C.K. Stand-up comedian Nobody cares about videos of your kids on Facebook. [↗] 📺︎ 13-10-2014 12
Elise Hu BA journalism Facebook Makes Us Sadder And Less Satisfied, Study Finds. [↗] 📺︎ npr 20-8-2013 11
Facebook's Emotional health impact. [↗] 📚︎ Wikipedia 15-8-2013 15
Brecht Vandenbroucke Artist Music. [↗] 🖼︎ 7-12-2012 72
AntiFacebook. [↗] 📚︎ Reddit 10-10-2012 42
Nicholas Carr Writer What the Internet Is Doing to Our Brains. [↗] 📺︎ 10-9-2012 48
Social networking's good and bad impacts on kids. [↗] 📚︎ American Psychological Association 7-8-2011 8
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Matt Stone;
Trey Parker
BA mathematics & film;
BA music
You Have 0 Friends. [↗] 📺︎ South Park 7-4-2010 24
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George Carlin Stand-up comedian People are fucking boring. [↗] 📺︎ 29-7-2008 4
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Bill Hicks Stand-up comedian Advertising and marketing. [↗] 📺︎ 14-9-1993 5

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