Facebook Isn't Just Dangerous. It's Also Senseless And Demoralizing!
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After just two weeks on the platform, consuming only content that Facebook’s recommendation systems selected for me, I found myself at the bottom of a rabbit hole not of extremism but of utter trash—bad advice, stolen memes, shady businesses, and sophomoric jokes repeated over and over. Facebook isn’t just dangerous, I learned. It doesn’t merely have the ability to shape offline reality for its billions of users. No, Facebook is also—and perhaps for most people—senseless and demoralizing. Facebook Sent Me Down a Centrist Rabbit Hole
I set up a new Facebook account with the most generic interests possible, and wound up in a place no one should ever have to go.