The Social Dilemma

This documentary-drama hybrid explores the dangerous human impact of social networking, with tech experts sounding the alarm on their own creations.

Directed by: Jeff Orlowski Laura Jean Bransky Micah Steele Travis LaSalle Corey Crandall
Genres: Documentary, Drama,
Production Company: Exposure Labs, Argent Pictures, The Space Program,

The Social Dilemma - The technology that connects us also controls us. - Azwaad Movie Database
  • Release Date: 26-01-2020
  • Runtime: 89 Minutes
  • Popularity: 45.33
  • Vote Count: 794
  • IMDB Rating: 7.7
  • Budget: USD 0
  • Revenue: USD 0
  • Region: United States of America ( US ),
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Laurie Lennard-Production Laurie Lennard Production (Executive Producer)
Jenny Jue-Production Jenny Jue Production (Casting)
Jeff Orlowski-Directing Jeff Orlowski Directing (Director)
Jeff Orlowski-Writing Jeff Orlowski Writing (Writer)
Davis Coombe-Editing Davis Coombe Editing (Editor)
Davis Coombe-Writing Davis Coombe Writing (Writer)
John Behrens-Camera John Behrens Camera (Director of Photography)
David Boies-Production David Boies Production (Co-Executive Producer)
David J. Cornfield-Production David J. Cornfield Production (Executive Producer)
Linda A. Cornfield-Production Linda A. Cornfield Production (Executive Producer)

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This documentary thinks it's real cute. You may learn a thing or two, but a lot of the time it feels manipulative and self-righteous. I wish that, instead of portraying the mechanisms of ad-targeting as some kind of sci-fi super villain, they would have shown what truly goes on in the offices of google, facebook, and the like. The evils of manipulating human attention do not need to be sensationalized to look like something out of Tron or Blade Runner. Why not film the actual computer screens that are spitting back data about users of these platforms? Perhaps internet giants would not let cameras behind the scenes. Anyhow, this film has a noble goal but comes across as more dime-a-dozen infotainment that Netflix has pumped out many times before. Maybe if it did not treat its viewers as though they were brain dead I would have enjoyed it more. Show it to your tik tok friends who could lose a staring contest with a squirrel, as that is likely who this documentary is targeted for.

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