"If you are not paying for the product, then you are the product"
~ Quote from the Netflix Documentray "The Social Dilemma" (2020)
Use the following links to understand what is meant by 'social media' and its impact on society.
Jacob Silverman calls for social media users to take back ownership of their digital selves from the Silicon Valley corporations who claim to know what's best for them. Integrating politics, sociology, national security, pop culture, and technology, he reveals the surprising conformity at the heart of Internet culture, explaining how social media companies engineer their products to encourage shallow engagement and discourage dissent. Reflecting on the collapsed barriers between our private and public lives, Silverman brings into focus the inner conflict we feel when deciding what to share and what to "like," and explains how we can take the steps we need to free ourselves from its grip.
The following links are to articles and websites that discuss the connection between social media and fake news, false news, and alternative facts.
Check Your Feed with SIFT (the four moves - Stop, Investigate, Find, Trace)
FIND BETTER COVERAGE:
TRACE CLAIMS, QUOTES & MEDIA TO THE ORIGINAL CONTENT & CONTEXT:
News, stories, hoaxes spread like wildfire through social media. The following sources are intended to show what is on social media and how to determine it's spread and reliability.