The technology that connects us

Also controls us

The dilemma

Never before have a handful of tech designers had such control over the way billions of us think, act, and live our lives.

The Mental Health Dilemma

A 5,000 person study found that higher social media use correlated with self-reported declines in mental and physical health and life satisfaction.

— American Journal of Epidemiology, 2017

The Democracy Dilemma

The # of countries with political disinformation campaigns on social media doubled in the past 2 years.

— New York Times, 2019

The Discrimination Dilemma

64% of the people who joined extremist groups on Facebook did so because the algorithms steered them there.

— Internal Facebook report, 2018

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The Film

From the creators of Chasing Ice and Chasing Coral, The Social Dilemma blends documentary investigation and narrative drama to disrupt the disrupters, unveiling the hidden machinations behind everyone’s favorite social media and search platforms.

Our Virtual Tour will feature a series of conversations with the activists, researchers, and survivors of exploitative tech who are working to build a humane tech future. Explore upcoming events or be part of the tour by hosting your own.

“Perhaps the single most lucid, succinct, and profoundly terrifying analysis of social media ever created for mass consumption.”

— IndieWire

“so relevant and of-the-moment it’s practically already in the future”

— Hollywood Reporter

The Social Dilemma may finally convince you that we’re being watched, manipulated, and misled by unscrupulous platforms and attention-harvesting algorithms.”

–Vanity Fair