Will, I watched The Social Dilemma last night. While I found much of its discussions about how social media has contributed to the political polarization we’re currently facing enlightening, I wasn’t clear on what exactly bothered me about this documentary overall other than the terrible dramatizations and the sense that the very smart people who understandably may not have foreseen the potential problems that would arise from the machine learning applications they were creating couldn’t now offer better solutions. Thanks for pegging the myriad concerns with this film and helping me better understand the many issues and voices it failed to cover and what still needs to be addressed in order for some solid, comprehensive solutions to emerge.

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