The Facebook Files with Tristan Harris, Frank Luntz, and Daniel Schmachtenberger

September 21, 2021

On September 13th, the Wall Street Journal released The Facebook Files, an ongoing investigation of the extent to which Facebook's problems are meticulously known inside the company — all the way up to Mark Zuckerberg. Pollster Frank Luntz invited Tristan Harris along with friend and mentor Daniel Schmachtenberger to discuss the implications in a live webinar. 

In this bonus episode of Your Undivided Attention, Tristan and Daniel amplify the scope of the public conversation about The Facebook Files beyond the platform, and into its business model, our regulatory structure, and human nature itself.


Tristan Harris is the co-founder and President of the Center for Humane Technology, and co-host of Your Undivided Attention. He has spent his career studying how today’s major technology platforms have increasingly become the social fabric by which we live and think, wielding dangerous power over our ability to make sense of the world. 

Frank Luntz is a globally-recognized political and communications consultant, pollster, and pundit. He deeply understands the hopes and fears of Americans, and is regularly featured on major news outlets from MSNBC to Fox.

Daniel Schmachtenberger is a founding member of The Consilience Project, aimed at improving public sense-making and dialogue. He's focused on creating a virtuous relationship between the health and development of individuals and society, and is featured in Your Undivided Attention’s episode 36 - A Problem Well-Stated Is Half-Solved.

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