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

When it comes to social media, the feedback loop is broken because users are not customers

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Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Snap‘s Snapchat, Google — at the end of the day, they are not here to serve you and me. They can only survive if they serve their customers (the advertisers) first. The best way to serve those customers is clear: Get users addicted to the screen. Remember: If something is free, you are the product. 

https://www.fool.com/investing/2020/12/10/social-dilemma-why-im-selling-alphabet-facebook

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

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

When you have healthy mindsets your life transforms, you feel free, free of worries, free of judgment, free of expectations, free of attachments, free of guilt, free of emotional codependency, free of conflict and so many more ways to feel freedom

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You have to deprogram yourself of this culture of hashtags, likes, retweets, comments, tik toks, tags, and remember your core value as a human being, Reprogram yourself of this silliness that if it’s not on social media it does not exists, Who said that?

https://sunflowersandfeathers26.wordpress.com/2020/07/24/the-wonders-of-having-a-mindset