Movie Discussion: “Social Dilemma”
Movie discussion with Lois Einhorn. This film features former employees from some of the largest social media networks sounding the alarm on how these sites manipulate and control us as they create increasing polarization.
A complete website devoted to this film exists with free viewing rights and activities and podcasts. The 3 major points of the film are: “(1). Our attention is the product; (2) addiction is built into the design of social networking sites; and (3) social media platforms are not [merely] a tool for keeping in touch with our friends and family.” Preferably, people will watch the film on their own (available on Netflix and Youtube) but everyone is invited to participate in the discussion.