@timhinchliffe: Tech products, culture are ‘designed intentionally for mass deception’: Ex-google ethicist testifies

Today, Center for Humane Technology president and former Google Design ethicist Tristan Harris testified before the US House Subcommittee on Consumer Protection and Commerce during a hearing called “Americans at Risk: Manipulation and Deception in the Digital Age,” where he warned that big tech had created an environment that manipulates and controls almost every aspect of our lives.

“I’m going to go off script, I come here because I’m incredibly concerned,” Harris began.

Harris added in his written testimony that, “YouTube has north of 2 billion users, more than the followers of Islam. Tech platforms arguably have more psychological influence over two billion people’s daily thoughts and actions when considering that millions of people spend hours per day within the social world that tech has created, checking hundreds of times a day.”

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