Psychologists who have operated with Facebook and Facebook itself are struggling with their “Oppenheimer moment”, say experts. This comes after exposures that its information might have been employed to assist vote Donald Trump, the U.S. President.
“The scam over how Cambridge Analytica got personal data to try to influence voters of the U.S. is the most significant moment that the company has encountered since it was established in 2012,” as per a Professor of Oxford University, Andrew Przybylski. Przybylski is one of the leading authorities in the world on social network psychology.
He evaluated their unwillingness to confess the destructive possibility of social network to the epiphany of Robert Oppenheimer, the father of the atomic bomb, who claimed: “Now I am become Death, the destroyer of worlds.”
“With Facebook we have to admit that we are offering the Ring to Frodo,” Przybylski claimed to the media giving the metaphor from the “Lord of the Rings” and pointing to ring that bestows absolute power.
“If you offered me the Ring I will be tainted. It is not that what is taking place at Facebook is bad by its nature,” he claimed. “It is that they are employing our information for services and products, but that we are not aware what they are up to.”
He called for rule and a new “ethical structure to make sure that consumers’ rights are defended and that study is being done in the public interest and transparently.”
Przybylski claimed that analogous crises had resulted in the founding of ethical rules in other regions.
“Chemistry had witnessed the same situation after they invented chemical weapons and dynamite, physics had witnessed the same situation with arrival of nuclear weapons,” he claimed.
Facebook and others have been founded on the academic study. The main problem is belief. Facebook operates personally with researchers and psychologists.