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The Social Dilemma (2020)The Social Dilemma (2020)

The Social Dilemma (2020)

How social media algorithms harm society, as explained by their inventors

Documentary, Drama

8.0

movie

United States of America

English

2020

Jeff Orlowski

Catalina Garayoa, Chris Grundy, Kara Hayward

94 min

Synopsis

This documentary-drama hybrid explores the dangerous human impact of social networking, with tech experts sounding the alarm on their own creations.

Our Take

8.0
Staff

This new documentary is about the exact scale to which social media is harming us, as testified to by people from the industry: ex-executives at Google, Instagram, Facebook, and even the ex-President of Pinterest. All have left their companies for (incredibly valid) ethical concerns that they share here.

It’s a blend of interview footage and a fiction film that follows a family who feels more distant because of social media. This allows to see the implications of what the interviewees are saying in real life but quite frankly it also serves as a welcome break from the intensity of their words. How intense? One of them predicts civil war within 20 years.

Comments

M
monki

A bit disappointed to see it being recommended here. The message is good (although don’t we already know it all?), but the execution is absolute rubbish. It feels like grotesque propaganda “Say no to drugs” ads from the 80s. Plus these terribly cheesy dramatizations. Skip it.

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