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The dark side of social media

The recent testimony of Mark Zuckerberg, CEO of Facebook, to committees of the United States Congress, in respect of the unauthorised use of customer data brought to the fore several related issues around the use of social media.

The immediate issue addressed by the US Congress was the use of the data to design ads and initiate events which arguably influenced the outcome of the US presidential elections which brought Donald Trump to the White House.

Zuckerberg’s testimony followed earlier revelations by former Facebook insiders who claimed that the use of social media was actually addictive and also followed related claims from various countries, including China, that young people had become hooked on playing video games.

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