POLL: Former Facebook executive lashes out against the social media giant


Earlier this year we told you that Facebook has lost a lot of active users around the world. Now one of the former executives behind the social media giant is having regrets about starting the whole thing.

And those comments came just a few days ago from Chamath Palihapitiya.

“I think we have created tools that are ripping apart the social fabric of how society works,” Palihapitiya told students from Stanford a few days ago.

So is he right? Pop culture expert Bob Thompson told KTRH he's not so sure about that.

“Every technology rips apart the fabric of society from the way it was before. We could probably go back to the discovery of fire and find the same thing,” Thompson explained.

And he says it's not Facebook itself that’s the problem. It's what we are doing with it.

“People use it. The technology is neutral. Let’s face it. These technologies allow all kind of bad behaviors,” Thompson explained.

And those behaviors are why you've seen more people cut down on their Facebook use, including Palihapitiya.


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