Social media copies gambling methods ‘to create psychological cravings’ | Technology | The Guardian

They are trying to grab users’ attentions,’ said Dr Mark Griffiths of the International Gaming Research Unit, ‘to make social media users create a routine and habitually check their screens.’ Photograph: amenic181/Getty Images/iStockphoto

Social media platforms are using the same techniques as gambling firms to create psychological dependencies and ingrain their products in the lives of their users, experts warn.

Source: Social media copies gambling methods ‘to create psychological cravings’ | Technology | The Guardian

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