Chances are you’ve already grabbed your smart phone several times to tweet, post or like something on social media. Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Google are just a few of the platforms competing for your time and attention. A Netflix documentary called “The Social Dilemma” exposes a darker side, by showing how much social media can control and consume our lives.
CGTN’S Mark Niu begins our coverage with this report from San Francisco.
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Joining the panel:
- Liz Miller is a Vice President and Principal Analyst with Constellation Research.
- Andrew Selepak is a Program Coordinator in the Master of Arts in Mass Communication program at the University of Florida.
- Seth Berenzweig is the Founding and Managing Partner of Berenzweig Leonard.
- Tom Westgarth is a consultant with Oxford Insights.
We tweet, we like, and we share— but what are the consequences of our growing dependence on social media? Silicon Valley insiders reveal how social media is reprogramming civilization. #TheSocialDilemma Only on Netflix, starting September 9th. pic.twitter.com/rm5enizw57
— The Social Dilemma (@SocialDilemma_) August 29, 2020
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— Yahoo News (@YahooNews) December 11, 2020