Oct. 4, 2020

15. Social Media & the Discourse (The Social Dilemma)

15. Social Media & the Discourse (The Social Dilemma)

Welcome to the latest episode of the MOTION PICTURES podcast.

Your hosts, Tony Black & Carl Sweeney, in this episode look at the recent Netflix documentary The Social Dilemma, as part of a broader discussion about social media in our lives.

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Welcome to the latest episode of the MOTION PICTURES podcast. Your hosts, Tony Black & Carl Sweeney, in this episode look at the recent Netflix documentary The Social Dilemma, as part of a broader discussion about social media in our lives. The film is an expose on the practices of Facebook, Twitter, Google and Big Tech in general which has raised some eyebrows amongst audiences. But the question we’re wondering is whether or not what the documentary espouses, about the power of algorithms on our lives and the attempts to transform humans into economic output for multi billion dollar conglomerates, is anything new. Has cinema been warning us about this ever since David Fincher’s The Social Network, a decade old as of recording, told the story of Facebook’s creation? Do we all have blinkers on about the online world? Host / Editor: Tony Black Co-Host Carl Sweeney You can find us on social media so please join in the conversation: FACEBOOK: Motion Pictures Film Club: https://www.facebook.com/groups/motionpicturesfilmclub TWITTER: @MotionPicsPod Tony on The Social Dilemma: https://ajblackwriter.com/2020/09/17/the-social-dilemma-is-everyones-dilemma-whether-we-know-it-or-not/ We Made This on Twitter: @wemadethispod wemadethispod.com