Parents' Guide to

Wisdom of the Crowd

By Melissa Camacho, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 13+

Compelling tech-driven crime drama raises ethical issues.

TV CBS Drama 2017
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age 18+

Based on 1 parent review

age 18+

A REAL CRIME SOLVE EXPERIENCE

there are some families that lose family members every day. this new drama shows how technology can solve most crimes with social media..

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say: (1 ):
Kids say: Not yet rated

This intriguing series combines technology and community to create a relevant twist to an otherwise traditional crime series. It highlights the growing role technology has in information gathering and problem-solving, as well as some of the cultural norms that drive the tech industry, like innovation and staying ahead of the technological curve. It also shows how people can use social media and other online platforms to make positive contributions to their real-time communities.

The ongoing ethical questions surrounding the use of technology for investigative purposes, such as protecting people's right to privacy and the unfortunate and sometimes tragic consequences of posting false information online, are frequently raised. However, many of these questionable behaviors are justified by the positive outcomes that come from doing them. It may not be legally sound, but Wisdom of the Crowd is still compellingly entertaining.

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