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Gambling, Gaming & Technology Use Community of Interest

The Gambling, Gaming & Technology Use Community of Interest brings together addiction and mental health service providers, researchers and subject matter experts in the fields of gambling, technology/Internet use and video gaming to collaborate and share knowledge on emerging trends and clinical best practices.

A former Facebook product manager and whistleblower has indicated that the company is, "optimizing for content that gets engagement or reaction, but its own research is showing that content that is hateful, that is divisive, that is polarizing, it’s easier to inspire people to anger than it is other emotions."

Facebook denies these claims, however some leaked documents from the whistleblower support these claims. You can read more about it here.

In Canada and many first world countries, there are prevention initiatives for problem gambling - however this is limited for problem social media use.

Do you think there should be more initiatives to prevent problem social media use? What do you think these initiatives might look like when companies like Facebook are global and massive.

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