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  • The Social Dilemma

    The Social Dilemma


    This film does a good job of explaining the business models of companies in the attention economy. The Social Dilemma is advocacy, rather than advocacy journalism or straight ahead journalism. It doesn't spend much time advocating for concrete solutions. Primary subject Tristan Harris sometimes lacks humility. The film feels like a big advertisement for his Center for Humane Technology. The dramatization is occasionally grating. Distributed by Netflix, the film is ethically dubious. It slams YouTube but doesn't fault Netflix for its cynical autoplay "feature." The film's moral argument against emotional manipulation is stronger than the argument against the distribution of conspiratorial content.

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