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    Eric Schmidt, who bought YouTube for a premium, thinks social networks are ‘amplifiers for idiots’

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    The Verge used to have a fine tradition of cataloging all of the times when Eric Schmidt stuck his foot in his mouth, and today’s feels like a worthy addition: the former Google CEO and executive chairman has decided that social networks are “amplifiers for idiots.”

    The fuller quote, according to Bloomberg: “The context of social networks serving as amplifiers for idiots and crazy people is not what we intended.”

    Without knowing who “we” refers to, you might think he’s talking about how the entire tech industry has failed to keep sites like Facebook and Twitter from creating echo chambers and polarizing politics around the world (though some argue we can’t blame social networks alone).

    He’s certainly a member of the tech elite, one who…

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    Eric Schmidt, who bought YouTube for a premium, thinks social networks are ‘amplifiers for idiots’
    Sean Hollister

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