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Trust Issues

Facebook Fabricates Trust Through Fake Intimacy

How design can make you forget what you’re signing up for

Art by Jessica Siao

IImagine owning a robot that’s programmed to follow your orders, no matter what. With full predictability guaranteed, you’d be assured of absolute compliance and would never have to utter the anguished words, “Et tu, Beep Boop? I trusted you!”




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Evan Selinger

Evan Selinger

Prof. Philosophy at RIT. Latest book: “Re-Engineering Humanity.” Bylines everywhere.

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