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“Social Media is a marketplace that trades in humans”

-The Social Dilemma, Netflix 2020

The social dilemma is a 2020 released documentary drama, trending #2 on Netflix India captures the essence of the dark side of social media and how technology is not just connecting us but also controlling us. This documentary directed by Jeff Orlowski and written by himself and both Davis Coombe and Vickie Curtisis is a very interesting and awakening documentary that all of us need to watch. The social dilemma shows the emphasis on how privacy is completely evaded in today’s technological world. Not only are they aware of your nook and corner of your social presence and search history but also dig into your relative behavioral components, which to be honest is really scary, spine-chilling and most of all annoying as hell. Isn’t it?

The film features in-depth and up-close interviews with high-profile tech whistleblowers and social media platform experts including Tristan Harris of the Center for Humane Technology, Tim Kendall, ex-President of Pinterest and former Director of Monetization at Facebook, the co-founder of the Facebook “Like” button, Justin Rosenstein, Cathy O’Neil, author of Weapons of Math Destruction, Rashida Richardson, Director of Policy at the AI Now Institute, and so many other similar ones. The truth bombs dropped by there people is alarming, undeniably true, and nerve-wracking.

“These are the subjects of Netflix’s brilliant new 90-minute docu-drama, The Social Dilemma – and it might be the most important watch of recent years. The film, which debuted at Sundance Film Festival in January, takes a premise that’s unlikely to set the world alight with its ingenuity – particularly as it’s much the same as that of Netflix stablemate The Great Hack, ie that Facebook, Twitter, Instagram et al aren’t exactly creating a utopia.”

– Independent, News blog

To know more about what Independent had to say about Netflix’s new “The Social Dilemma” drama-documentary, click here

All of us know that social media was collecting our data but what we should be knowing is to what extent is our data being used or misused. The collective lack of understanding about how these platforms operate and exploit our data has led to harmful consequences—consequences that are becoming more and more imminent over time, and consequences that, the featured people in The Social Dilemma suggest, are an existential threat to humanity and morality.

A clip from The Social Dilemma
A clip from The Social Dilemma

“Facebook discovered that they were able to defect real-world behaviors and emotions without triggering the user’s awareness.”

– The Social Dilemma, Netflix 2020

Did you know? Everything you’re doing online is been watched, recorded, and tracked. All we know is Google is just a search box, twitter is just for celebrity gossips, Instagram to flaunt your style, and Facebook to keep in touch with your friends and family, and Pinterest for your images and quotes but ALL OF THEM EXTEND MUCH MORE THAN WHAT THEY SEEM TO BE claims The Social Dilemma with concrete pieces of evidence and first-hand information from experienced and informed people from those social media platforms.

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A whole new generation is anxious and depressed trying to find value from the likes, thumbs up, shares, and comments forgetting the reality and the actuality. Millions of us are still oblivious to the flip side of the social media using our psychology against right from manipulating you to like a particular brand to vote a particular person all without any us ever even having an ounce of doubt.

Social media has its own goals. We want them to keep using it with their fingers so that you are being programmed at a deeper level.

– The Social Dilemma, Netflix 2020

One of two things will definitely happen when you complete watching The Social Dilemma, you will either smash your phones and never trust the internet again or wrack your brains in confusion about what to do and if we can ever do something about it.

Let us know which of those two you felt after watching this show “The Social Dilemma” revealing all raw reality about the social media platforms that we use every 5 minutes of every day and was high time we needed to be aware of, in the comments below!

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