Today we transition transition from global affairs to our social issues segment with The Case Against Social Media
Almost everyone uses social media and can provide good reasons why. And yet, in recent years, dissatisfaction with these services has grown. In this session, we'll argue that this unease has more to do with autonomy than benefits. Social media companies have become increasingly effective at engineering addictiveness into their products, leading people to use them far more than they originally intend or think is useful, and causing serious damage to happiness, civility, social well being, and productivity.
This panel features Rana Foroohar, Global Economic Analyst for CNN, Roger McNamee Social Media Activist and investor, and Cal Newport, Associate Professor of Computer Science at Georgetown University and author of "Deepwork".
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