Instagram CEO Says Ads About Things You Just Mentioned Are 'Dumb Luck'

Instagram CEO Adam Mosseri just told Gayle King that our phones are not listening to us. He said it's "dumb luck" that we see ads for things we just discussed.

“Can you help me understand how I can be having a private conversation with someone about something I’m interested in seeing or buying, and an advertisement for that will pop up on my Instagram feed?” she asked.

He told her some of it is just "dumb luck" and then offered this other explanation.

“So maybe you’re really into food and restaurants, you saw a restaurant on Facebook or Instagram, you maybe liked the thing — it’s top-of-mind, maybe that’s subconscious, and then it bubbles up later,” he told her.

So... Do you believe him?

I don't!

My husband and I are constantly showing each other our Facebook and Instagram feeds and pointing out ads for things we had just recently discussed in person or over the phone.

We're not alone in thinking he's got to be full of it... The comments on my Facebook page have me cracking up!

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