For updated global info & data on COVID-19, please click HERE.For updated global data & graphs on COVID-19, please click HERE.For COVID-19 cases and death counts in USA by state, please click HERE.For COVID-19 cases in Florida via Florida COVID Action, please click HERE.For COVID-19 cases in Florida, via Florida state government, please click HERE.In light of how much social media is being used to influence adults’ and teens’ behavior, our buying patterns, or to influence social or governmental changes (such as Arab Spring) and policy, we need to better understand its impact, to regulate how it is being used to modify our behavior, and/or to be wary of its profit-driven motive force and exponential impact. Netflix special, “The Social Dilemma“, presented at the 2020 Sundance Film Festival and released on September 9, 2020, accomplishes the task of guiding us through the labyrinth of the infrastructure and driving force behind various social media platforms and alerts us to the need of its constraints in order to avoid the destruction of our civilization through polarization and isolation.
We tweet, we like, and we share— but what are the consequences of our growing dependence on social media? As digital platforms increasingly become a lifeline to stay connected, Silicon Valley insiders reveal how social media is reprogramming civilization by exposing what’s hiding on the other side of your screen, in the video “The Social Dilemma, Official Trailer, Netflix“, below:
In the video “The Social Dilemma, Official Clip, More Information, Netflix“, below:
The Social Dilemma is directed by Jeff Orlowski and written by Orlowski, Davis Coombe, and Vickie Curtis, exploring the rise of social media and exploitation of its users through data mining, nurturing addictive use, and leading to negative impact on mental health, rising teen suicide rates, and spreading conspiracy theories (such as flat earth).
Does our growing dependence on social media have a dark side? A new docudrama, “The Social Dilemma,” warns that it is breaking down our shared reality. Director Jeff Orlowski joins Hari Sreenivasan to discuss this, alongside Tristan Harris, who heads up the Center for Humane Technology and also appears in the film, in the video ““The Social Dilemma:” Lies Spread 6x Faster Than Truth on Social Media, Amanpour and Company”“, below:
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