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I'm trying to get an understanding of just how "evil" these companies are.

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Has TikTok reached the limit of addictiveness that is possible with current technology, or are they nice, and they haven't made it too addictive?

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    $\begingroup$ There is a (very likely) 3rd option: It is possible to be much more addictive, but social media companies have yet to figure out how, or cannot implement it due to regulatory or other practical reasons. This makes the question opinion-based, which is off-topic. I suggest instead rephrasing the question to something more like: "Are there known rates of addiction calculated in such a way that can be validly compared between different products/services (eg, social media, video games, online casinos, pornography, etc) so that we can find the currently maximally addictive online service?" $\endgroup$
    – Arnon Weinberg
    Apr 2 at 23:27
  • $\begingroup$ This is an opinion based (open) question; I recommend doing some background research on the 'addictive' effects of social media and to edit the Q into a more focused post embedded in the scientific literature. $\endgroup$
    – AliceD
    Apr 4 at 10:44

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