Tristan Harris is the director and a co-founder of The Center for Humane Technology. He is also co-founder of the Time Well Spent movement. In addition, he worked as a design ethicist at Google.
In this episode of the podcast, Sam Harris speaks with Tristan Harris about the ways in which social media is fracturing society. They discuss the rise in teen depression and suicide, political polarization, conspiracy theories, information warfare, the decoupling of power and responsibility, the distinctions between platforms and publishers, the cancellation of Alex Jones, social media-inspired ethnic cleansing, concerns about the upcoming presidential election, culture as an operating system, and other topics. SUBSCRIBE to continue listening and gain access to all content on
The country is in deep trouble as Democrats lay the groundwork to discredit the election. But tonight on Glenn TV, Glenn and Dr. Robert Epstein expose how Big Tech can sway the votes even further. A listener sent in a fifth-grade assignment about the NBA’s boycott over police brutality. BlazeTV host Dave Rubin returns after a month off the grid to find that nothing got better, except in the Middle East. Nancy Pelosi went to a San Francisco hair salon, despite the lockdowns, and the owner leaked it to Fox. Former Google design ethicist Tristan Harris previews the new Netflix special “The Social Dilemma” and warns about “the largest psychology experiment ever run on humanity.” The Left’s assault on the military has begun. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Tristan Harris, the co-founder of the Center for Humane Technology, talks with Recode's Kara Swisher in these two best-of interview excerpts. In the first interview, originally published in January 2017, Harris discusses his background and the Center's best-known initiative, "Time Well Spent." In the second interview, originally published in May 2019, he talks about a follow-on initiative called "Human Downgrading," a term chosen to describe what engagement-driven tech does to people without them realizing.Featuring:Tristan Harris (@tristanharris), co-founder, Center for Humane TechnologyHosts:Kara Swisher (@karaswisher), Recode co-founder and editor-at-largeMore to explore:On Reset, Arielle Duhaime-Ross explores why — and how — tech is changing everything.On Recode Media, Peter Kafka interviews business titans, journalists, comedians and podcasters about the collision of tech and media.On Pivot, Kara Swisher and Scott Galloway talk about the big tech news stories of the week, who's winning, who's failing, and what comes next.And on Season 1 of Land of the Giants, Jason Del Rey chronicled the rise of Amazon — and now, on Season 2, Peter Kafka and Rani Molla are examining "the Netflix effect."About Recode by Vox:Recode by Vox helps you understand how tech is changing the world — and changing us.Follow Us:Newsletter: Recode DailyTwitter: @Recode and @voxdotcom Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Dave Rubin of The Rubin Report is going off the grid for one month. No phone, no internet, no news, no social media from August 1 until September. Dave is joined by Mikhaila Peterson, Tom Merrick, and Tristan Harris to discuss how he’ll be focusing his time during August. Dave discusses how he should be eating and what kind of diet he should stick to with Mikhaila Peterson. Tristan Harris, ex-design ethicist at Google, discusses social media addiction, the benefits of a digital detox, and how social media apps like Snapchat and Twitter are addictive because of their use of ethical and unethical tricks. Tom Merrick, better known as the Bodyweight Warrior, will give tips on how to perfect your at home workout. Dave will also share his prediction for who will be Joe Biden’s VP pick and what he thinks he’ll miss out on in August (more violence). In September, Dave will come back on the grid live as a special guest host tells him all the news he's missed from the last month. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
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