Sean Parker says Facebook 'exploits' human psychology

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"Social media addiction is thought to affect around 5 percent of young people, with social media being described as more addictive than cigarettes and alcohol", the study stated.

Former Facebook president Sean Parker likely won't be getting any friend requests from Mark Zuckerberg after a damning interview in which Parker slammed the social network for its still unknown psychological impact on the world.

Parker apparently joked that Zuckerberg would probably block his Facebook account after reading his comments to Axios.

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Sean Parker, famous tech entrepreneur and founding president of Facebook, says he's anxious about the pervasiveness and perpetually-growing power of social media companies. So in other words, using Facebook is like junk food, you get instant gratification when you post from likes and comments - it's quick and easy but has little substance. Interactions such as likes and comments served to bring people deeper into the site, about which Parker said, "It's a social-validation feedback loop. exactly the kind of thing that a hacker like myself would come up with, because you're exploiting a vulnerability in human psychology". Facebook is also "exploiting a vulnerability in human psychology", Parker said. His tenure at the social media site didn't last long; he was asked to resign in 2006 after police found cocaine in a vacation home he was renting. It's been about a year since President Trump won the presidential election, and Facebook was one of the first social media firms to report that Russian Federation appears to have tried to use ads to influence Americans' thinking.

Parker is among a growing number of tech insiders whose consciences have begun to eat at them in the wake of the explosion of social media. "You know, you will be'".

"I wrote the code to launch the window and run an ad in it".

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Because I'm a billionaire, I'm going to have access to better health care so ... "God only knows what it's doing to our children's brains".

"The inventors, creators - it's me, it's Mark [Zuckerberg], it's Kevin Systrom on Instagram, it's all of these people - understood this consciously", he said.

In a very candid interview with Axios, Sean Parker explained how Facebook and other social networks get their hooks into users-potentially hurting our brains in the process.

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