Recently, 38-year-old former Facebook President, Sean Parker, bombed Facebook during his talk in an Axios event. As one of the pioneering team of Facebook, he claimed that the social media platform was envisioned to consume as much human attention as possible, The Telegraph reports.
Parker pointed out that children’s mental health is at risk because it exploits the vulnerability in human psychology.
“It literally changes your relationship with society, with each other,” he told new site Axios. “It probably interferes with productivity in weird ways. God only knows what it’s doing to our children’s brains.”
“The inventors, creators… understood this consciously. And we did it anyway,” Parker said.
Reports in brain scans also show that Facebook and internet addiction is similar to drug addiction. According to The Telegraph, Instagram (also owned by Facebook) was found to have to have the worst impact on young people’s self-esteem, negatively impacting people’s body image, sleep, and fear of missing out.
Parker is also an investor in many other companies, including Spotify. Although he serves on the music streaming service’s board, most of his time is dedicated to philanthropy.