Posted on Friday, August 28th, 2020 by Hoai-Tran Bui
Shortly after the 2016 elections, a massive exposé revealed that Facebook had more of a part in the outcome of those elections than anyone anticipated. The invisible influence of Facebook’s algorithms were brought to light, and suddenly social media seemed way more sinister than the likes and hearts had made it appear. But that was just the beginning of the unearthing of how social media companies manipulate their users and contribute to our increasingly polarized cultural and political landscape. The Social Dilemma, a new documentary directed by Jeff Orlowski (Chasing Ice, Chasing Coral) attempts to further expose the evils of social media. Netflix has released The Social Dilemma trailer, which you can watch below.