Last year Netflix released a documentary film that looks at the dark side of social media and how it is changing civilisation and now the streamer has released the full film for free on their YouTube channel. “The Social Dilemma” premiered in September 2020 and looks at the consequences of our growing dependence on social media. A number of key Silicon Valley workers, including the inventor of the Facebook Like button, are interviewed throughout giving a fascinating insight into just how our data is used. The film was created by the award winning team behind “Chasing Coral” and is not the first time they have released their documentaries to the general public for free.
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.
You can watch the full film below (as well as the trailer) or find it on their YouTube Channel here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7mqR_e2seeM