- Read this critical review: Casey Newton. What ‘The Social Dilemma’ misunderstands about social networks Sept. 16, 2020. The Verge
- Before viewing the film, familiarize yourself with these media literacy questions and sub-questions:
WHO TELLS THE STORY AND WHY?
- Voices/sources/POV(Point-of-View): What voices/sources are privileged/unheard? Underlying ideology? Systemic bias
WHAT STORIES AREN’T TOLD?
- Is context explored around issues such as corporate power, crime, poverty, and income inequality? Are underlying power structures discussed? Root causes
- Politics, system-change: Consideration of alternative public policy? Strategies for social change? Root solutions
- View “The Social Dilemma” on Netflix. (2:00:00)
- For response notes, write to the media literacy questions outlined above (#2).
- SELECT ONE SEQUENCE FROM THE FILM TO SHARE IN CLASS. It can be about something that seems particularly notable and/or that relates to one of the media literacy meanings you discuss. Write one sentence that summarizes that sequence and note the running time location, e.g. 37:00.
Post notes on your individual rolling Google doc. Include assignment title and date. Insert horizontal line above and below this entry.