““The short-term, dopamine-driven feedback loops that we have created are destroying how society works. No civil discourse, no cooperation; misinformation, mistruth,”

— Chamath Palihapitiya, Former Facebook VP

“This is not about Russian ads. This is a global problem. It is eroding the core foundations of how people behave by and between each other. I can control my decision, which is that I don’t use that shit. I can control my kids’ decisions, which is that they’re not allowed to use that shit.”

— Chamath Palihapitiya, Former Facebook VP

“I spent my career in technology. I wasn’t prepared for its effect on my kids. Phones and apps aren’t good or bad by themselves, but for adolescents who don’t yet have the emotional tools to navigate life’s complications and confusions, they can exacerbate the difficulties of growing up.

— Melinda Gates

“God only knows what it’s doing to our children’s brains.

— Sean Parker, formerly of Facebook, on social media