The social media giant’s customized news feeds are “making you a little stupider,” the liberal pundit says
Bill Maher is no friend of Facebook.
“Hey, if one of the richest companies in America can get richer by making you a little stupider every time you look at your phone, small price to pay,” the famously liberal pundit said Friday during a segment of his HBO show “Real Time With Bill Maher.”
Holding up a black-and-white picture of a packed subway train from what he called “the olden days,” Maher noted how the passengers were all reading newspapers.
“Amazing, isn’t it? Everyone’s reading a newspaper — and no one’s masturbating,” he said. “Here’s a subway car today. Everyone’s playing ‘Angry Birds’ and no one is getting news or if they are, it’s their Facebook news feed, which is now how a third of adults get their news.
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