A new Netflix documentary is sparking conversation on social media, and ironically it's about social media. "The Social Dilemma" is described as a "modern-age horror film" for its explanation of how users' data is being collected.
The film also shows how endlessly scrolling can hurt one's mental health and that social media is the cause of misinformation being spread.
The most interesting part of the film is from former insiders from Facebook, Google, Twitter, Instagram, and Pinterest all speak out about how social media is affecting our society and that they won't allow their children to use it.
Social media companies' goals are covered in the documentary and try to give users a way to use the platforms less, although while we're dealing with COVID-19 and the only connection is mostly social, there is no easy solution.