Facebook is in big highlight since a former vice president of user growth Mr Chamath Palihitiya who left the company almost six years back criticised social media and Facebook during a public discussion at Stanford Graduate School of Busines. He said The short-term, dopamine-driven feedback loops we’ve created are destroying how society works.” He added “No civil discourse, no cooperation; misinformation, mistruth. And it’s not an American problem—this is not about Russians ads. This is a global problem.”
On that Facebook replied directly, which is much rare to be observed. And you will be shocked to know that Facebook didn’t comment anything in against of Chamath Palihapitiya. Facebook gave a statement which seems like a justification of what Palihapitiya said in the public discussion. Chamath targeted that the company he worked for was completely different from the one who is ruling Facebook, the most significant social media linkage of this world.
A company spokesperson said, “Chamath has not been at Facebook for over six years.” And “When Chamath was at Facebook, we were focused on building new social media experiences and growing Facebook around the world. Facebook was a very different company back then, and as we have grown, we have realised how our responsibilities have grown too.”
The official statement also includes the points in which company says they “work and research with outside experts and academics” to get the better results of the impact that comes from the attachment from its social media to the general public. The company added that they use all this learning data for their product development process and they also said: “We are willing to reduce our profitability to make sure the right investments are made.”
So it raises a question here, was Chamath was right about social media and its impact on our ordinary lives? Is it giving an adverse effect on our daily lifestyle or a living being? At one point a person may feel how it provides a negative impact as it is connecting him to other people all across the world but the things said by Chamath at the public discussions will now strike to be right in your mind after reading these statements of Facebook.