The Social Dilemma: Disinformation, Misinformation and the ethical questions around social networks

Raleigh Addington
Raleigh Addington
editor at Chartwell Speakers

“The Social Dilemma” is one of the most important documentaries I have seen this year, lifting the curtain on the damaging impacts of Facebook, Google and other big tech companies through their social media platforms and search engines.

Social network algorithms have polarised our politics, as social media echo chambers allow for conspiracy theories and “fake news” to flourish. Features such as dopamine-driven ‘like’ buttons are designed to exploit our psychological vulnerabilities and are having a negative impact on our health, mental wellbeing and relationships.

We look to the experts as we navigate this era of disinformation and the pressing ethical questions around social networking. Chartwell represents some of the leading thinkers in this area.

Tristan Harris
Co-Founder, Center for Humane Technology and Former Design Ethicist, Google
Headshot of Renée DiResta

Renée DiResta
Research Manager, Stanford Internet Observatory and expert on information warfare

Maëlle Gavet
Chief Operating Officer, Compass Real Estate Group and named a Young Global Leader, World Economic Forum

Dr Ramesh Srinivasan
Professor and Director, UC Digital Cultures Lab, UCLA and expert on the intersection of technology, innovation, politics, business, and society

Dr Samuel Woolley
Founding Director, Digital Intelligence Lab, Institute for the Future and Author, “Computational Propaganda” (2018)

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