SAN FRANCISCO, August 26, 2021 / PRNewswire / – In a rare move, Netflix is ââgiving away its Emmy-nominated documentary, The Social Dilemma, for free to anyone on YouTube. The movie, which the Today Show called “breathtaking” and “the most impactful movie I’ve seen in the past three or four years,” reveals the hidden damage caused by social media platforms and engines research that billions of people use every day.
The social dilemma features former Silicon Valley insiders explaining how social media keeps users addicted and feeds off their emotions, while making huge profits. The New York Times called the film “remarkably effective in sounding the alarm bells on the foray of data mining and manipulative technology into our social lives and beyond.”
Since its release a year ago, the documentary has shaped Congressional hearings and legislation around the world, helped relevant technologists take action within businesses, and helped families make healthier choices about the role of social media in their lives.
“The social dilemma has already helped around 100 million people around the world understand the harms and misaligned incentives of persuasion technology, âsaid Tristan harris from the Center for Humane Technology, which is featured in the documentary. “Imagine what is possible now that 2.3 billion people have access to the film, including automatic subtitles in almost any language through YouTube. “
Harris is co-founder and president of the Center for Humane Technology, which encourages people around the world to take advantage of the free movie on YouTube until September 30. Until now, it has been available exclusively on Netflix.
“Because of The social dilemma, millions of people have become aware of the harms of the technology they use every day, “said Randima Fernando, co-founder and executive director of the Center for Humane Technology.” Now anyone with a decent internet connection can to concern The social dilemma for free, they can easily share the movie with family, friends, schools, parent groups, neighborhood groups, and religious communities. Countless more will begin to demand human technology that treats our attention and intentions as sacred, protects our well-being, and strengthens our ability to meet our greatest global challenges. “
The Center for Humane Technology (CHT) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to catalyzing a more human future. CHT exposes the insidious effects of persuasive technology and its underlying systems while strengthening the ability of global policymakers and everyday leaders to take sound action.
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