The Social Delimma

The problem beneath all other problems

Technology’s promise to keep us connected has given rise to a host of unintended consequences that are catching up with us. If we can’t address our broken information ecosystem, we’ll never be able to address the challenges that plague humanity.

A 5,000-person study found that higher social media use correlated with self-reported declines in mental and physical health and life satisfaction. 

The # of countries with political disinformation campaigns on social media doubled in the past two years.

64% of the people who joined extremist groups on Facebook did so because the algorithms steered them there.