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Philosophical Ramifications of Social Media through The Truman Show

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Utopian yet deceitful, fictional yet realistic, The Truman Show (1998) can be interpreted as having predicted the pitfall of social media from a philosophical angle. 

In the movie, the naive Truman Burbank is oblivious to the fact that he has been the main character of a live broadcast reality show ever since his birth. The town of Seahaven where he spends his entire life is an enormous set inhabited by paid actors and over 5000 hidden cameras that capture his...

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