Former President Barack ObamaBarack Hussein ObamaOvernight Energy: Dems ask Pruitt to justify first-class travel | Obama EPA chief says reg rollback won't stand | Ex-adviser expects Trump to eventually rejoin Paris accord Overnight Regulation: Trump to take steps to ban bump stocks | Trump eases rules on insurance sold outside of ObamaCare | FCC to officially rescind net neutrality Thursday | Obama EPA chief: Reg rollback won't stand Ex-US ambassador: Mueller is the one who is tough on Russia MORE issued a warning against "irresponsible" social media use in a wide-ranging interview with Britain's Prince Harry on Wednesday.

"One of the dangers of the internet is that people can have entirely different realities. They can be cocooned in information that reinforces their current biases," Obama told Harry on BBC 4 Radio.

"The question has to do with how do we harness this technology in a way that allows a multiplicity of voices, allows a diversity of views, but doesn't lead to a Balkanization of society and allows ways of finding common ground," he continued.

The former president went on to emphasize the need for face-to-face contact. 

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"Social media is a really powerful tool for people of common interests to convene and get to know each other and connect. But then it's important for them to get offline, meet in a pub, meet at a place of worship, meet in a neighborhood and get to know each other," Obama said. 

"Because the truth is that on the internet, everything is simplified and when you meet people face-to-face it turns out they're complicated," he added.

While the Obama administration often employed the use of Twitter, President TrumpDonald John TrumpAccuser says Trump should be afraid of the truth Woman behind pro-Trump Facebook page denies being influenced by Russians Shulkin says he has White House approval to root out 'subversion' at VA MORE has taken to using the platform to attack his opponents and announce policy changes and proposals, including notably banning transgender individuals from the military.

Obama did not mention Trump by name in the interview.

The former president issued a warning on social media use earlier this month, asking users to think before they post on platforms. 

“Michelle was giving the general idea ... that don’t say the first thing that pops in your head. Have a little bit of an edit function ... think before you speak, think before you tweet," he said.