USF to host screening and discussion of ‘The Social Dilemma’

September 20, 2022

FORT WAYNE, Ind.—The Lee and Jim Vann Library at the University of Saint Francis invites the public to a free screening and discussion of the landmark documentary, “The Social Dilemma.”

The film will be shown at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 4 in Achatz Hall of Science and John and Toni Murray Research Center on the USF campus, 2701 Spring Street. After the screening, a panel of USF professors will lead a discussion on the film’s impacts and implications on the local and global scale.

Through interviews with several former top executives from tech giants like Facebook and Twitter, the film takes a critical look at social media’s impact on mental health. “The Social Dilemma” also examines social media’s influence on conspiracy theories, the spread of disinformation and the manipulation of emotions and behavior.

ABC News said the film is “an eye-opening look into the way social media is designed to create addiction and manipulate our behavior, told by some of the very people who supervised the systems at places like Facebook, Google and Twitter.”

For more information, contact Kerri Killion-Mueller at 260-399-7700, ext. 6046 or [email protected].

Founded in 1890 in the Catholic Franciscan tradition, the University of Saint Francis offers more than 60 undergraduate, graduate and doctoral programs through the College of Health Sciences and the College of Arts, Sciences and Business. In addition to its traditional programs, USF designs focused curricula for working adults in Fort Wayne, Crown Point and online. USF Downtown houses the music technology and graduate health sciences programs while offering enhanced internship and networking opportunities for students. The University of Saint Francis, recognized as an NAIA Five-Star Champion of Character institution, has 18 athletic programs boasting two individual and four team NAIA national championships. Approximately 2,200 students from a broad geographic region attend USF.