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Facebook laces into Netflix documentary 'The Social Dilemma,' saying the doc 'buries the substance in sensationalism'

Facebook laces into Netflix documentary 'The Social Dilemma,' saying the doc 'buries the substance in sensationalism'

'The Social Dilemma' is a Netflix documentary.
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Facebook released a blog post on Friday attacking the Netflix documentary "The Social Dilemma."




Facebook said the film buries nuanced discussion in "sensationalism" and uses social media platforms as a scapegoat for complex societal problems like political polarization.




Oxford University psychologist Prof. Andrew Przybylski told Business Insider he broadly agreed with Facebook's argument.




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Facebook is taking on a Netflix documentary about the dark side of social media, saying it buries the truth in sensationalism."The Social Dilemma" started streaming on Netflix on September 9, and Facebook put out a blog post on Friday addressing the film. "We should have conversations about the impact of social media on our lives. But 'The Social Dilemma' buries the substance in sensationalism," Facebook writes."Rather than offer a nuanced look at technology, it gives a distorted view of how social media platforms work to create a convenient scapegoat for what are difficult and complex societal problems. The film's creators do not include insights from those currently working at the companies or any experts that take a different view to the narrative put forward by the film. They also don't acknowledge a?? critically or otherwise a?? the efforts already taken by companies to address many of the issues they raise. Instead, they rely on commentary from those who haven't been on the inside for many years," Facebook goes on.Facebook breaks down the seven areas it believes the film misrepresents point-by-point: so-called social media addiction, painting users as the ultimate product, how Facebook deploys its algorithms, data collection, political polarization, election integrity, and misinformation.
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