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Simon Lereng Wilmont
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The Cleaners is a documentary short that follows the story of three immigrant workers who clean for large department store chains in Tucson, Arizona. After over a year of being paid less ... See full summary »
When you post something on the web, can you be sure it stays there? Enter a hidden shadow industry of digital cleaning where the Internet rids itself of what it doesn't like - violence, pornography and - political content. Who is controlling what we see and what we think?Written by
Gebrueder Beetz Filmproduktion
anon Cleaner #1:
I need to be anonymous because we have a concept saying we are not allowed to declare whom we are working with. The reason why I speak to you is because the world should know that we are here; there is somebody who is checking the social media; we are doing our best to make this platform safe for all of them.
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All Facebook and Twitter users should see this film
Documentary focusing on content moderators for social media working out of Manila, Philippines. Really manages to connect the dots between Silicon Valley's breezy disregard for social responsibility and many atrocities going on in the world. A real eye opener, drives home how the outsourcing of editorial policy to grossly unqualified and underpaid people has put all of us at risk. The directors manage to accomplish this with little or no editorializing. Just great interviews and effective editing. Hard-hitting, old-school documentary on a chilling topic. I would give it a 10, except for minor quibbles about filmmaking decisions (mostly music and soundtrack). Still, not to be missed. Gripping from start to finish.
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