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The Cleaners (2018)

Im Schatten der Netzwelt (original title)
A look at the shadowy underworld of the Internet where questionable content is removed.
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Mark Zuckerberg ... Self (archive footage)
Donald Trump ... Self (archive footage)
Nicole Wong Nicole Wong ... Self - Deputy Chief Technology Officer of the United States
Sarah T. Roberts Sarah T. Roberts ... Self - Assistant Professor of Information Studies, University of California
Illma Gore Illma Gore ... Self
Abdulwahab Tahhan Abdulwahab Tahhan ... Self - Senior Researcher, London College of Communication
Khaled Barakeh Khaled Barakeh ... Self - Artist and Cultural Activist
David Kaye David Kaye ... Self
Mocha Uson Mocha Uson ... Self
Ed Lingao ... Self - Journalist, TV5 News
Antonio García Martínez Antonio García Martínez ... Self - Author of Book 'Chaos Monkeys'
Yaman Akdeniz Yaman Akdeniz ... Self - Professor of Law, Istanbul Bilgi Üniversitesi
Sabo Sabo ... Self - Hate Speech Advocate and Militant Racist
Tristan Harris ... Self - Co-Founder of The Center for Humane Technology
Nay San Lwin Nay San Lwin ... Self - Rohingya Activist and Blogger
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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

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Who is controlling what we see...and what we think?

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Documentary

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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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some but not all
26 September 2018 | by fido23See all my reviews

Well made movie with an interesting topic. While i brought am insight in extremistic and violent content censorship it left out how US standars in erotic are applied to the rest of the world.


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English

Release Date:

17 May 2018 (Germany) See more »

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Manila, Philippines See more »

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$43,670
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