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Tristan Harris gives evidence to UK Parliament's Disinformation and ‘Fake News’ Report. Harris explains how the addictive quality of Facebook has been such an important part of its success. Harris: "There is a set of techniques that are used in the tech industry under the guise of creating engagement that mask other problems like addiction" Harris: By controlling people’s attention, you can control their choices. The whole premise is that, by controlling people's attention, they are usually easier to manipulate. Facebook and Twitter, by being social products, have an infinite supply of new information that they could show you"