The advent of social media platforms like Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube has ushered in an era of unprecedented connectivity and information sharing. But as more and more people share their viewpoints online, public opinion seems to be growing increasingly polarized. With corporations and governments vying for control over the narrative, the question remains: can anything be done to stop the spread of disinformation?
In “Third Person”, we explore the dangerous impact of the new digital universe on our democratic principles of compromise, discussion, and transparency. Through interviews with experts in the social, political, and scientific fields, we delve into the ways in which social media has become the biggest propaganda machine in history, reaching billions of people and exerting more power and influence than any organization before them.
As rumors and misinformation generated by Covid-19 push fact-checkers beyond their limits, the documentary asks whether we have already lost the battle against disinformation, and whether we can turn the tide of polarization. Join us on this journey of discovery, as we explore the crossroads of social media, politics, and truth.