Facebook has published this official response to Netflix’s ‘The Social Dilemma’ documentary

Facebook is taking on a Netflix documentary about the dark side of social media, saying it buries the truth in sensationalism.

Facebook responded to Netflix’s The Social Dilemma’ documentary stating that it did not offer a nuanced look at technology but rather gave a distorted view of how social media platforms work to create a convenient scapegoat for what are difficult and complex societal problems. Facebook has also slammed the film’s creators, claiming that they did not include insights from those currently working at the companies or any experts that take a different view of the narrative put forward by the film and also did not acknowledge—critically or otherwise—the efforts already taken by companies to address many of the issues they raise. Instead, the documentary relied on commentary from those who haven’t been on the inside for many years. Here are the core points the film gets wrong detailed here in Facebook’s blog post.

Previous Story

Sony P5 console launches today in SA

Next Story

Virtual Reality & gaming arcade open in Cape Town