Internet safety consultant on the problem with social media

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Wednesday, 13 December 2017, 7:13AM
Social media is being slammed once again. (Photo / Getty)

Our need to be connected through social media and technology is putting a lens on our world.

Former Facebook executive Chamath Palihapitiya has come out saying he feels guilty for his role in ripping apart the social fabric of society.

Internet Safety and Risk Assessment Consultant John Parsons told Rachel Smalley social media can prevent us from evolving.

He said when people start following certain news feeds, the system rewards them with more similar content.

"We start to live in this silo, so all the things you pursue and like is what you see on the screen in front of you. The problem with that is that we see a snapshot of the world we live in, not an overview."

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