Watch Online | Independent Lens: The Cleaners

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Someone is out there censoring your social media feed. They’re hired by Silicon Valley leaders like Facebook and Google to do “digital cleaning," content moderators who are paid to sift through and remove what they deem as inappropriate content on the Internet, thereby influencing what people around the world see and think. Told in the sinister style of a cyberpunk thriller, The Cleaners charts social media’s evolution from a shared vision of a global village to a dangerous web of fake news, extremism and radicalization.

 

Independent Lens The Cleaners Watch this film up to November 26th.