"Social media makes you an asshole"

The American computer scientist and critic of Silicon Valley, Jaron Lanier, warns of the harmful influence of social networks, especially on the US president. “Trump is addicted to Twitter. And this dependence has made him strangely insecure. He is under the control of Twitter,“ Lanier said in an interview with WELT AM SONNTAG.

WORLD ON SUNDAY: Mr. Lanier, that sounds to you like Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp are digital heroin. And you suggest cold withdrawal to all of us?

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