Facebook calls Netflix documentary ‘The Social Dilemma’ sensationalist

  • Facebook released a blog post on Friday attacking the Netflix documentary “The Social Dilemma.”
  • Facebook said the film buries nuanced discussion in “sensationalism” and uses social media platforms as a scapegoat for complex societal problems like political polarization.
  • Oxford University psychologist Prof. Andrew Przybylski told Business Insider he broadly agreed with Facebook’s argument.
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Facebook is taking on a Netflix documentary about the dark side of social media, saying it buries the truth in sensationalism.

“The Social Dilemma” started streaming on Netflix on September 9, and Facebook put out a blog post on Friday addressing the film. “We should have conversations about the impact of social media on our lives. But ‘The Social Dilemma’ buries the substance in sensationalism,” Facebook writes.

“Rather than offer a nuanced look at technology, it gives a distorted view of how social media platforms work to create a convenient

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