8 disturbing movies and shows on social media and Big Data, on Netflix and Amazon Prime Video

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Who doesn’t appreciate a good watch exploring the dark side of technology? Sure, it’s scary considering some of the situations are highly relatable, and when the realisation that it may be happening to us, hits home. But chances are that these movies and shows will make you question things that have been so normalised, we don’t look up from our screens to think about them. From the recently trending documentary The Social Dilemma to the nail-biting drama Searching, here’s what you should tune into if you’re in the mood for a reality check on Big Data.The Great Hack (2019)[embedded content]The name Cambridge Analytica was in the news a lot in 2018—for all the wrong reasons. The data company came into the limelight for accumulating personal information from millions of Facebook users without their consent. Its agenda was targeted towards political advertising, which raised a lot of questions on the ethicality of Facebook’s privacy policy. The Great Hack tries to get to the bottom of this data scandal by showcasing accounts by professor David Carroll, British investigative journalist Carole Cadwalladr, and former business development director for Cambridge Analytica, Brittany Kaiser.Streaming on NetflixThe Social Dilemma (2020)[embedded content]The …

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