Netflix’s ‘The Social Dilemma’ Trailer is Here to Scare You Off Social Media

The Social Dilemma is a new Netflix documentary that outlines the darker aspects of highly addictive social media platforms.

The dilemma in the title refers to our love and dependency of social media in contrast to the invisible social and political manipulation that platforms such as Facebook and Twitter enforce.

Would you disconnect from social media, lose digital access to family and friends, and the wider world if you knew social media platforms were slowly but surely changing your mindset, behavior, and opinion on socio-political and socio-cultural matters?

Social media’s curation of what its audience sees can have far reaching consequences, potentially affecting the worldview of its users, often giving them a misguided outlook of events.

All while this generation’s young people become more addicted to these platforms, with potentially significant effects on their mental health.

This, and more is covered in The Social Dilemma, a new Netflix documentary film that speaks to the people that created these platforms.

Former Silicon Valley employees and whistleblowers uncover just what these social media platforms are capable of, and how detrimental they are to people and society as a whole.

The trailer reminded me of Netflix’s recent documentary The Great Hack (2019)which uncovered the details on the Facebook-Cambridge Analytica data scandal of the early 2010s.

That documentary was a terrifying look at how social media platforms can influence political agendas, and The Social Dilemma looks to further expand on insight into just how nasty these platforms can be.

Check out The Social Dilemma on Netflix when it drops on 9 September 2020.

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