Netflix has been my weekend to-go for documentaries and shows. Came upon this documentary a few weeks ago which talked about the social media that we use on a daily basis. From Facebook to Instagram and TikTok nowadays.
The Social Dilemma is a:
- 2020 American docudrama film directed by Jeff Orlowski
- Explores the rise of social media and the damage it has caused to society, focusing on its exploitation of its users for financial gain through surveillance capitalism and data mining, how its design is meant to nurture an addiction, its use in politics, its effect on mental health (including the mental health of adolescents and rising teen suicide rates), and its role in spreading conspiracy theories such as Pizzagate and aiding groups such as flat-earthers.
Do you find yourself using your phone and the next moment, when you look at the time, a few hours has passed.