Shocking new documentary reveals the tactics social media giants use to steer the way you act and think

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Netflix documentary The Social Dilemma highlights how social media 
platforms manipulate what you see online. (Photo: The Social Dilemma)
Netflix documentary The Social Dilemma highlights how social media platforms manipulate what you see online. (Photo: The Social Dilemma)

Most of us are slaves to our phones. Clever algorithms are being used by social media giants to influence the way we vote and trick us into buying things we don’t really need and there’s so much fake news in our feeds we no longer have a clue what’s real and what’s not.

Experts have been warning us about all this for years so why is a new Netflix documentary making so many waves? For the simple reason that it gives inside info on the methods Facebook, Google, Instagram, YouTube and Twitter use to manipulate us, the users.

In the disturbing doccie The Social ­Dilemma, former employees of all the major outfits come clean, showing the underhanded tactics the companies use to keep you glued to your screen so they can bombard you with advertising.

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