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Hollywood explores the virtues and evils of social media
Hollywood explores the virtues and evils of social media

Film festival news conferences are generally friendly affairs, giving a movie's stars and director the chance to take a public victory lap. But when the cast of Jason Reitman's drama "Men, Women & Children" gathered at the recent Toronto International Film Festival, the promotional event took on an edgier tone. The film explores the way the Internet is shaping (and warping) our lives — and its themes incited a surprisingly sharp intergenerational debate about the virtues and evils of social media. Ansel Elgort, at 20 one of the film's youngest stars, boasted that his 2 million Twitter followers gave him the ability to become his own news platform, while...

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