Smartphones Are Weapons of Mass Manipulation, and This Guy Is Declaring War on Them

Tristan Harris thinks big tech is taking advantage of us all. Can its power be used for good?

A mural decorates one of the many open space work areas at the Facebook headquarters in Menlo Park, California — ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images

By Rachel Metz

If, like an ever-growing majority of people in the U.S., you own a smartphone, you might have the sense that apps in the age of…

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