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Social Media Is Rewiring Our Brains And Changing Our Brain Chemistry webfi network

The rise of social media is not only causing polarization and extremism in society, it’s changing the structure of our brains. New York Times reporter Max Fisher believes that social media is an addictive drug people need to start viewing it like one.

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  • Don't sweat it Donald. The Russian Embassy will be issuing you and your family new passports.

  • Todd Anonymous on September 19, 2022

    Between the biased media, censorship by big tech, and drugs, a lot of brains have been altered. But it only works with lemmings that have limited brain capacity to begin with. And that is how we got into the situation we are in today where the majority believe we are going in the wrong direction. But the fact is , this is all self inflicted. But alas, it will soon change. Like most events in the history of civilization, most epoch changes occur when the masses are hurting and loosing hope. Like we are seeing today. The greatest changes through out the ages usually occurred with massive bloodshed . I hope that doesn't happen again. The good news is , the hurting we are feeling today is reversible . All it takes is an educated electorate wise enough , or hurting bad enough, to throw off the present incompetents running the DC circus. If that last speech didn't convince you , maybe you should think about using less drugs.

  • Debbie.. on September 19, 2022

    I was in the Movie 'Dallas'..😁

  • Leesa on September 19, 2022

    Only if you LET IT. I can’t stand fakebook Twitter IG or anything like that and tiktok is basically poison now these days. It was cute.. once. It gets you hooked, lined and sunk…fast. Yes, I said hooked lined and sunk on purpose. 🙂

  • Eva C on September 19, 2022

    I was about to quit FB 3 years ago, but decided to do an experiment instead. I ignored all political posts and news articles. I post and spread ONLY non offensive jokes and memes, and cute and encouraging memes. Eventually, all of the negative stuff stopped appearing on my memes, and FB no longer even shows me negative comments that I know some of my “friends” are making. There is no way over a hundred very negative people suddenly got happy and sweet the same moment I did. The algorithm is clearly based on game theory.

  • Clementine Matheus on September 19, 2022

    I blame those instagram reels😭

  • Dave Mulka on September 19, 2022

    msnbc talking about media trying to rewire our brains is hilarious. Did they forget what they are trying to do? Face it,
    they are not a legit news source bu they are a legit fake news , one sided socialist pushing weak propaganda tool. America has no use for msnbc. Pack up msnbc , take your hacks to Russia , they are used to your style of presenting propaganda. We are not!!

  • Marc Lewis on September 19, 2022

    Social media is making people believe that’s there’s more than 2 genders. Social media made everyone hate trump because of the countless lies coming from the news media. Look how people acted during Covid-19. The liberal social media has really got things all screwed up. Trump racist social media says with zero evidence. Look at all the brain dead that believes that. Remember RUSSIA RUSSIA RUSSIA🤷🏻‍♂️

  • Macey Schitzs* on September 19, 2022

    The fact that Trump still not rotting in prison for multiple life sentences is beyond disgusting.

  • Macey Schitzs* on September 19, 2022

    Two political parties… One is trying to keep this nation together… The other one stormed the Capitol

  • Misinformation Task Force.. on September 19, 2022

    I'm from India and I don't use toilet paper, instead I'd used my hand..😁

  • Misinformation Task Force.. on September 19, 2022

    Trump haven't been this upset since CVS locked the cold meds behind the counter 🥴

  • Rick Madcows on September 19, 2022

    Gabe Dudley was part of the Log Cabin Republicans..😂🤣

  • DIARRHEA XL... on September 19, 2022

    Voting blue for democracy Beto O ROURKE

  • DIARRHEA XL... on September 19, 2022

    Been a fan of Beto O’Rourke for a while! He has the listening skills, government red tape knowledge political drive, empathy and genuine care for the people to make a great representative – also he’s a fine US president in the making!

  • Alice Roberts on September 19, 2022

    He Exactly right doesn’t exactly what he tortures we need I’ll stop and put it down

  • Snake Pliskin on September 19, 2022

    How feminine can a man be? My goodness this guy is fragile.

  • Timmy Truth.. on September 19, 2022

    Since the Dobbs decision Republicans are turning into Groomers..🥶

  • Nura on September 19, 2022


  • ilm on September 19, 2022

    “Regular programming” 📺😵‍💫

  • Winston Smith on September 19, 2022


  • John Johnson on September 19, 2022

    Social Media worst invention ever.

  • flamingo boot on September 19, 2022

    Social media is not reality… our kids and trump supporters use it… the rest of us work 10 hours a day so we don’t have much time to be tik toking and tweeting what makes us unhappy… ppl need to grow up and be thankful for what the have and stop threatening war with their neighbors over a tweet…❤❤❤

  • Billie Pulera on September 19, 2022

    Last year I deleted my Facebook page last year, best thing I ever did.

  • moving forward in reverse on September 19, 2022

    MSNBC doing the same to their viewers. With constant lies, hypocrisy, racism and coddling of certain people. Impeach Joe Hitler Biden

  • Mike Honcho on September 19, 2022

    Anyone addicted to social media is a narcissist…AOC, Trump, ect.

  • Billie Pulera on September 19, 2022

    In person human interaction has been tainted and now a lost art because of social media, you go out to dinner and see a couple who both have their faces in their phones, there are people who just cannot put their phones down, it actually saddens me to see.

  • Ken Sohappy Clegg on September 19, 2022

    Well this is why we call it virtual reality instead virtual daydream, it is a form of our reality, it is communication going from the stone age to the space age in 100 years lol of course our online interaction and feedback affect and alter our sense of self, our inner self identity, our individual experience of reality as self, our personal reality has always been defined by our communication with the outer world, others. And the more we invest and believe in our communications over our first hand experience of reality the more the communication becomes the reality, and a new reality of self emerges. This is called self growth in productive examples its called distortion of reality or delusion in destructive examples. But intially isn't the positive example just as much of a distortion of reality? We all distort reality, specially modern western mindsets, we have been preferring our ideas of reality over reality since we had fire, it's what lifted us out of the stone age, our distorted views of reality are what create future realities, good or bad. It's up to each individual to choose their reality of self from within the influence of the world, not insulated from it. It's just now we have a lot more world at our finger tips than ever before, not only will what's out there being communicated have more effect on us individually inwardly, but also in ways that we don't even yet understand about the intellect brain link and our perceptions of reality, but these studies will begin to teach us. I would say in short, what we are learning is not near as important how we are learning, we don't even have a name or word for it yet.

  • james wheeler on September 19, 2022

    Social media isn't changing anything about me. I don't use it … LOL

  • Paul on September 19, 2022

    Everybody over 40 that I know lament the days before cell phones!

  • Tessmage Tessera on September 19, 2022

    Anyone who wastes their time on social media deserves everything they get. Sorry, but it's a worthless vanity and it brainwashes you. Get out of the house and interact in person.

  • Laura Lafauve on September 19, 2022

    Really scary. At the same time, it explains a lot.

  • Devin Shea on September 19, 2022

    I deleted my FB and Twitters years ago. Haven’t missed it for 5 seconds.