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Co Founder of Twitter: social media platforms were helping to dumb the entire world down



Evan Williams, one of the co-founders of Twitter, said President Trump’s election highlighted a wider issue about how social media platforms were helping to “dumb the entire world down”

“The much bigger issue is not Donald Trump using Twitter that got him elected, even if he says so; it is the quality of the information we consume that is reinforcing dangerous beliefs and isolating people and limiting people’s open-mindedness and respect for truth. There is a media ecosystem that is supported and thrives on attention, period. And that is what’s making us dumber and not smarter".

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