A2: Is the push mechanism a form of surveillance on social media? About TikTok.

Yuxin Liu

The Social Dilemma(2020):

The Social Dilemma is a 2020 American docudrama film directed by Jeff Orlowski and written by Orlowski, Davis Coombe, and Vickie Curtis. The documentary examines how social media’s design nurtures addiction to maximize profit, and its ability to manipulate people’s views, emotions, and behavior and spread conspiracy theories and disinformation. The film also examines social media’s effect on mental health, in particular, the mental health of adolescents and rising teen suicide rates.

link: https://www.netflix.com/au/title/81254224

Gray, J. E. (2021). The geopolitics of “platforms”: The TikTok challenge. Internet Policy Review, 10(2), 1–26. https://doi.org/10.14763/2021.2.1557

Zulli, D., & Zulli, D. J. (2022). Extending the Internet meme: Conceptualizing technological mimesis and imitation publics on the TikTok platform. New Media & Society, 24(8), 1872–1890. https://doi.org/10.1177/1461444820983603