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Is social media tearing our society apart?

This documentary interviews former employees and engineers from Facebook, Twitter, Google and other tech companies to ask about what goes on at these major tech companies that the average joe doesn’t know about.

Issues like data privacy, advertising regulations, political elections and mental health are all touched upon in these eye-opening interviews. The interview format is paralleled with a fictional narrative showing an example of a typical American family as its members deal with the dangers of addictive smartphone technology.

The Social Dilemma (2020) Documentary, Drama | 94min | 9 September 2020 (USA) 7.9
Director: Jeff OrlowskiWriter: Davis Coombe, Vickie CurtisStars: Tristan Harris, Jeff Seibert, Bailey RichardsonSummary: Set in the dark underbelly of Silicon Valley, The Social Dilemma fuses investigative documentary with enlightening narrative drama. Expert testimony from tech whistle-blowers exposes our disturbing predicament: the services Big Tech provides-search engines, networks, instant information, etc.-are merely the candy that lures us to bite. Once we're hooked and coming back for more, the real commodity they sell is their prowess to influence and manipulate us. Written by Sundance Film Festival

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