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Escaping the Echo Chamber

Tristan Harris, Time Well Spent

Technology-design ethicist Tristan Harris explains how Facebook and other social-media platforms that use algorithms to keep users engaged endanger society by eroding our shared sense of reality and presenting people just what they want to see. “The thing that’s best at capturing a human being’s attention,” Harris says, “is going to be to show them an individual reality that confirms their world view.”