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Netflix Viewers Think The Social Dilemma Documentary Is A 'Real-Life Horror Movie'

Netflix Viewers Think The Social Dilemma Documentary Is A 'Real-Life Horror Movie'

Netflix viewers reckon new 'documentary-drama hybrid' The Social Dilemma is like a 'real-life horror movie'. You can watch the trailer here:

Since dropping on the streaming service on Wednesday, disturbed viewers have said it made them want to get rid of their phones and their social media accounts.

The docudrama looks into the harmful effects of social media, focusing particularly on its impact on privacy, mental health and the spread of misinformation.

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A synopsis reads: "This documentary-drama hybrid explores the dangerous human impact of social networking, with tech experts sounding the alarm on their own creations."

But as Mark Twain once said, 'truth is stranger than fiction', and viewers of The Social Dilemma said it felt like they had watched a horror movie, not a documentary:

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Indeed, many viewers said they felt compelled to go offline by the end of it:

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Here's hoping the irony of tweeting about the fact you're worried about social media and want to get rid of your phone isn't lost on these people.

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Topics: TV and Film, Netflix

Jake Massey

Jake Massey is a journalist at LADbible. He graduated from Newcastle University, where he learnt a bit about media and a lot about living without heating. After spending a few years in Australia and New Zealand, Jake secured a role at an obscure radio station in Norwich, inadvertently becoming a real-life Alan Partridge in the process. From there, Jake became a reporter at the Eastern Daily Press. Jake enjoys playing football, listening to music and writing about himself in the third person.