Tristan Harris wrote:
Who needs to hack elections or steal voter information when people will happily hand over scans of their faces when you appeal to their vanity?With our Paleolithic instincts, we’re simply unable to resist technology’s gifts. But this doesn’t just compromise our privacy. It also compromises our ability to take collective action.
We are in times where spending on social media is at the top of the budget for companies and governments alike. All you need is a few die hard fans, and some half baked truths, coming this with addictive platforms and you have a real problem.
Propaganda has existed for what seems like forever, but now the ‘social’ platforms cash in on your attention without a care of the fall out.