“We have created tools that are ripping apart the social fabric of how society works”

Nothing to see here, just another former Facebook exec (Chamath Palihapitiya, former VP for user growth) telling us again how awful Facebook is…

He went on to describe an incident in India where hoax messages about kidnappings shared on WhatsApp led to the lynching of seven innocent people. “That’s what we’re dealing with,” said Palihapitiya. “And imagine taking that to the extreme, where bad actors can now manipulate large swathes of people to do anything you want. It’s just a really, really bad state of affairs.”

Yep. That’s a completely normal thing for a website to be responsible for.

Former Facebook exec says social media is ripping apart society