"There’s been a lot of buzz lately about the Netflix Documentary The
, which we’ve been told reveals to us “the dangerous
human impact of social networking, with tech experts sounding the alarm
on their own creations.” I know that the documentary has generated
widespread discussion – especially among those not in the tech space.
But there’s a problem with the film: nearly everything it claims social
media platforms do – manipulating people with misinformation – the film
does itself. It is horribly one-sided, frequently misrepresents some
fairly basic things, and then uses straight up misinformation to argue
that social media has some sort of godlike control on the people who use
it. It’s nonsense."
*** Xanni ***
Chief Scientist, Xanadu
Partner, Glass Wings
Manager, Serious Cybernetics