Is the film correct in stating that technology has led to these consequences, and should there be more restrictions on these sites, or should the blame be put on the users?
4 page essay on the movie “The Social Dilemma” (required to watch to write essay).
Here are instructions: “Prompt for Paper 1 – Films/Media
The Social Dilemma highlights the idea that, regarding social media, “if you’re not paying for the product, you are the product.” The documentary provides both dramatizations and data to attempt to prove that sites like Facebook and Twitter can lead to detrimental consequences such as depression and high suicide rates, and that people’s attention in the twenty-first century is now used as a currency. The film puts the blame on the tech companies themselves rather than on the users. Is the film correct in stating that technology has led to these consequences, and should there be more restrictions on these sites, or should the blame be put on the users? Essentially, how well does the film make its case?
You can also tie in ideas from Lee McIntyre’s “The Decline of Traditional Media” or Rabbit Hole (https://www.nytimes.com/column/rabbit-hole.)if that’s helpful.
This paper should be at least 4 pages long, not including Works Cited, and all body paragraphs should contain correctly integrated and cited evidence in the form of quotes and paraphrases.
NOTE: a transcriipt of The Social Dilemma can be found here. (https://scrapsfromtheloft.com/movies/the-social-dilemma-movie-transcriipt/.) “