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Ten Arguments for Deleting Your Social Media Accounts Right Now

Jaron Lanier

5 mins

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Ten Arguments For Deleting Your Social Media Accounts Right Now highlights how social media kills joy, erodes truth, destroys empathy, and endangers the concept of free will.

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Ten Arguments for Deleting Your Social Media Accounts Right Now

Ten Arguments for Deleting Your Social Media Accounts Right Now

by Jaron Lanier

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In Ten Arguments for Deleting Your Social Media Accounts Right Now, author and computer scientist Jaron Lanier will make you seriously reconsider your online presence. Lanier, lauded as one of Silicon Valley's foremost tech pioneers, highlights how the toxic impacts of social media lie at the core of their design. By explaining how these platforms are designed to manipulate and push users in dangerous directions, Lanier makes a substantial case against social media. Delete yours, and chances are you'll become calmer, happier, kinder, and more empathetic.

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Social media is biased, not to the Left or the Right, but downward.

- Jaron Lanier

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