This sort of thing is not new but we have been allowing ourselves to be blind to it. One of the problems is folks over a certain age (those in positions of power) did not appreciate until too late the evils of platforms like Facebook. Now that the box is open and millions are addicted they don’t know how to control it- especially as many are receiving campaign funding and other monetary gains from these companies. We need to consider the Facebooks of the world like the tobacco companies. They are doing as much more harm than cigarettes were fifty years ago when the health issues concerning tobacco were finally acknowledged.