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The Thing That Changed Us All

Posted on AllSides February 2nd, 2024
From The Right
Aly Song/Reuters

Smartphones, social media, and their effects strain the case for techno-optimism.

If you follow the news very closely, you might have seen the titans of Silicon Valley in the Senate this week getting absolutely humiliated. Senator Josh Hawley made Meta/Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg sheepishly get up and apologize to “the victims” -- people whose children had pornographic photos distributed across his site and then took their own lives. Other senators reviewed the baleful studies showing that social-media apps on smartphones have been the primary cause of a spike in depression, anxiety,...

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