Facebook Is Evil. Is Using It Justified?

We know that Facebook is causing immense harm – and so do its employees. So, should we keep on using a service that encourages damage and destruction, and go on telling ourselves that nothing can be done about it?

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Former Facebook employee and whistleblower Frances Haugen testifies during a Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation hearing earlier this month.
Former Facebook employee and whistleblower Frances Haugen testifies during a Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation hearing earlier this month.

I’m not a vegetarian, but I understand the ideological-moral argument in favor of vegetarianism, concerning the damage the meat industry causes: to the environment, to global warming and above all to the animals that we breed, force-feed, torture and then kill by truly monstrous means. From the moment moral individuals become aware of the horrors perpetrated by the industry, they face a dilemma: How can they remain indifferent, given what they know, and still go on eating meat only because meat is, well, really, really tasty?

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