Social media collects all kinds of data on people and then uses that data to manipulate behavior

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Social media users are thus pawns of all manner of salesmen and autocrats. They are brainwashed to want, fear and believe what corrupt and nefarious forces want them to believe in order to expand those forces’ wealth and power.

https://richardsteventhomas.wordpress.com/2020/12/10/12-10-20-my-answer-to-the-social-dilemma-poetry-essay-socialmedia-art-criticalthinking-education-humanity

It’s time to change the conversation about social media

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In my opinion, all kids and teenagers should grow up without [social media] but it’s impossible to control. At least make sure you set time for yourself without any distraction, ban your phone when you eat and when you’re spending time with someone in real life for example (even if it happens less often nowadays).

https://biggirlbigcity.blog/2020/10/12/review-the-social-dilemma

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

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They also don’t acknowledge—critically or otherwise—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.

https://about.fb.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/What-The-Social-Dilemma-Gets-Wrong.pdf

Younger kids often don’t have a filter yet and are very honest in their opinions

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Speaking up is a very scary thing to do, especially when you’re going against the norms or the only one speaking up. But I’ve also learned this year that sometimes in situations by not speaking up at all, your silence can speak numbers and it can seem you agree with something that is wrong. And sometimes you will have to speak up and stand up. In the TED talk by Cathrine Sandland, she does a really amazing job explaining why we need to speak up when things are too important to stay silent. I like to believe I’m slowly gaining confidence in my voice and speaking up when it matters most to me and others.

https://edef360.wordpress.com/2020/09/20/speaking-up-when-it-matters

Disinformation acts as an ever-evolving tool that can be used to help change or expedite how the public interprets individuals, policies, or other general categories of opinion

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Though President Trump has been exceptionally vocal about the negative effects of fake news, even going as far as to publicly accuse several news outlets of participating in the activity, there are many who believe his campaign is using fake news accounts as a tactic to get him ahead in the election race. For example, several prominent news outlets such as the Washington Post and the New York Times have claimed that President Trump’s campaign is built on disinformation.

https://theneedtoknow880685314.wordpress.com/2020/09/10/the-fight-against-disinformation

Everyone seems to have a clear idea of how other people should live their lives, but none about their own

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This feels for me like one of the huge issues around social media. People use social media platforms to lecture others on the right way to be. The right thoughts, beliefs, routines, habits, political affiliations, diet, way to be in relationship, way to support their cause… the list is endless. And if you dare disagree, you are at best un-liked and at worst, personally attacked.

https://musingsofanemotionalcreature.com/2020/09/10/feeling-fed-up-with-negative-news-inspired-to-share-uplifting-life-lessons

Accents allow us to feel part of a social group, and can give us a sense of identity and belonging

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Humans have developed this incredible ability to read each other’s voices. By listening closely to someone’s accent, we can make guesses about their age, gender, nationality, social status, the languages they speak, and even where they went to school. Unfortunately, this finely-honed skill also has a dark side. As an accent can tell us so much about a person, we often attribute qualities to that person based on their voice, just as we often make assumptions about a person based on how they look.

https://thelanguagebrain.wordpress.com/2020/09/09/everyone-has-an-accent-what-does-yours-say-about-you