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On social media, be more like a cat than a dog

Clip: 05/18/2018 | 7m 44s Video has closed captioning.

Computer scientist and virtual reality pioneer Jaron Lanier doesn't mince words when it comes to social media. In his latest book, "Ten Arguments for Deleting Your Social Media Accounts Right Now," says the economic model is based on "sneaky manipulation." Economics correspondent Paul Solman sits down with Lanier to discuss how the medium is designed to engaged us and how it could hurt us.

Aired: 05/18/18

Rating: NR

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