Netflix's The Social Dilemma is being called the most "terrifying documentary you'll see"

15 September 2020, 16:01

Watch the trailer for Netflix's social media documentary The Social Dilemma

Katie Louise Smith

By Katie Louise Smith

Black Mirror... but make it real life.

Spooky season is almost upon us but honestly, nothing Netflix drop in October will be as disturbing and terrifying as their new film, The Social Dilemma.

The part-documentary, part-dramatisation focuses on the dangers of social media, and how the big tech companies use their apps to manipulate and control their users – psychologically and emotionally. It's like Black Mirror... but completely real.

The film features former employees from companies like Facebook, Instagram, Google and Twitter, who all spill the terrifying ways in which these apps use our internet behaviours.

And the bombshells that are dropped in the film are making people want to delete everything.

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The Social Dilemma is being called the most terrifying documentary you'll ever watch
The Social Dilemma is being called the most terrifying documentary you'll ever watch. Picture: Netflix

From Instagram's algorithm right down to the Google autocomplete, our behaviours on social media affect every single thing we do on our phones.

In the trailer alone, the film teases ominous statements from tech experts who say "everything they are doing online is being watched, is being tracked. Every single action you take is carefully monitored and recorded."

After watching the film, viewers are absolutely horrified to learn what goes on behind the scenes. @AndreSegers even wrote: "The Social Dilemma is the most important, informative, and terrifying documentary you'll see all year. It's on Netflix now. Watch it."

And, of course, everyone is logging on to Twitter after watching the film to make the same damn joke.

Oh, the irony.