The Film

Discover what’s hiding on the other side of your screen

We tweet, we like, and we share— but what are the consequences of our growing dependence on social media? This documentary-drama hybrid reveals how social media is reprogramming civilization with tech experts sounding the alarm on their own creations. 

“Easily one of the most talked-about docs at Sundance this year”

— Variety

“it’s a call to arms that strives to provoke a real response from lawmakers, companies, and the public at large before it’s too late.”

— Venture Beat

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

–Vanity Fair

Meet the subjects

The Social Dilemma features the voices of technologists, researchers and activists working to align technology with the interests of humanity.

Tristan Harris

Former Google Design Ethicist; Co-Founder & President of The Center for Humane Technology

Jaron Lanier

Computer scientist and founding father of virtual reality

Shoshana Zuboff

Professor Emeritus at Harvard Business School; Author of “The Age of Surveillance Capitalism”

Jeff Seibert

Former Senior Director of Product at Twitter

Roger McNamee

Early Facebook investor; Author of “Zucked: Waking Up to the Facebook Catastrophe”

Aza Raskin

Former Head of User Experience at Mozilla; Inventor of the Infinite Scroll

Sandy Parakilas

Former Operations Manager at Facebook; Former Product Manager at Uber

Joe Toscano

Former Experience Design Consultant at Google; Author of “Automating Humanity”

Cynthia Wong

Former Senior Internet Researcher at Human Rights Watch

Tim Kendall

CEO of Moment; Former Director of Monetization at Facebook; Former President of Pinterest

Dr. Anna Lembke

Medical Director of Addiction Medicine at Stanford University School of Medicine

Justin Rosenstein

Co-Founder of Asana and One Project; Former engineering lead at Facebook; Former product manager at Google

Cathy O’Neil

Data scientist; Author of “Weapons of Math Destruction”

Rashida Richardson

Rutgers Law School, Visiting Scholar; German Marshall Fund, Senior Fellow; A.I. Now Institute, Former Director of Policy Research

Randima (Randy) Fernando

Randima (Randy) Fernando, Co-Founder & Executive Director at The Center for Humane Technology

Guillaume Chaslot

Former software engineer at Google (YouTube); CEO at IntuitiveAI

Renée DiResta

Research Manager at Stanford Internet Observatory; Former Head of Policy at Data for Democracy

Alex Roetter

Former Senior VP of Engineering at Twitter

Bailey Richardson

Early Instagram employee; Partner at People & Company

Jonathan Haidt

Social psychologist at New York University; author of “The Righteous Mind”

Lynn Fox

Former Director of Corporate PR at Apple; Former Corporate Communications at Google

Meet the team

We are so thankful for the collaborative efforts of our extended cast and crew who brought The Social Dilemma to life and helped bring this pressing issue to the public.

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