Tech investor Roger McNamee makes these claims in "Zucked: Wakes Up to the Facebook Disaster" that is released Tuesday.
"Facebook and Google designed their products to create habits that become an addiction to many people," McNamee told CNN Business on Monday. "They manipulate the attention of profit and allow bad actors to manipulate some users in ways that harm them and others."
But he claims that the public has "more power than they understand."
"They can retire some of the attentive internet platforms depending on changing their usage and demand actions by government policy makers," he told CNN Business.
Facebook pushes back. "We take criticism seriously," said a Facebook spokesman in a statement to CNN Business. "Over the past two years, we have fundamentally changed how we work to better protect the safety and security of people using Facebook. The reality is Roger McNamee has not been involved in Facebook for a decade."
McNamee has long been a vocal critic of Facebook. In an interview with CNN Business last spring, McNamee said he was worried about the potential dangers of Facebook in 201
In October of that year, McNamee said he reached out to Zuckerberg and COO Sheryl Sandberg to express his concerns about "bad actors" who potentially exploit Facebook.
Although the leaders were cordial and arranged for him to speak to someone else on their team, he said he didn't think the company had taken his concerns seriously.
"Although we did not do enough to anticipate some of these risks, we have now made fundamental changes," Facebook said in the blog post. "Over the past year, we have invested record numbers to keep people safe and strengthen our defense against abuse. We have also given people far more control over their information and more transparency in our policies, operations and ads."
McNamee said the aim of the book is to "help everyone understand the platforms they love to use, have a dark side and what they can do to protect themselves and their children."