Facebook’s founders knowingly created the site to exploit a “vulnerability in human psychology”, the social network’s founding president Sean Parker has admitted.
In a candid onslaught against the company that made him a billionaire, Parker talked about the understanding Facebook’s creators had about how the site manipulated its users:
"The thought process that went into building these applications, Facebook being the first of them [...] was all about: 'How do we consume as much of your time and conscious attention as possible?'
The inventor of the Facebook Like: "There's always going to be unintended consequences"
"The inventors, creators – it's me, it's Mark [Zuckerberg], it's Kevin Systrom on Instagram, it's all of these people - understood this consciously. And we did it anyway."