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Why Do People Believe the ‘Social Media is Mind Control’ Myth?-Nir&Far

Why Do People Believe the ‘Social Media is Mind Control’ Myth?-Nir&Far

Update: 2021-08-02
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The evidence is overwhelming: we are far more powerful than the technology that is supposedly mind-controlling us. It’s not even close.


As I’ve discussed in other articles, we need to give ourselves more credit. Instead of passively accepting the idea that we’re all being puppeteered by some sort of menacing tech bogeyman, we can hack back distractions.


To be clear, too much social media can be harmful. No one disputes that too much of all sorts of good things can be bad, whether it’s too much news or too much booze.


You can read the NirAndFar blog post on: Why Do People Believe the ‘Social Media is Mind Control’ Myth? https://www.nirandfar.com/social-media-and-mind-control/


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Why Do People Believe the ‘Social Media is Mind Control’ Myth?-Nir&Far

Why Do People Believe the ‘Social Media is Mind Control’ Myth?-Nir&Far

Nir Eyal