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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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Cast overview:
Mark Zuckerberg Mark Zuckerberg ... Himself (archive footage)
Donald Trump ... Himself (archive footage)
Nicole Wong Nicole Wong ... Herself, deputy chief technology officer of the United States
Sarah T. Roberts Sarah T. Roberts ... Herself, assistant professor of information studies, University of California
Illma Gore Illma Gore ... Herself
Abdulwahab Tahhan Abdulwahab Tahhan ... Himself, senior researcher, London College of Communication
Khaled Barakeh Khaled Barakeh ... Himself, artist and cultural activist
David Kaye David Kaye ... Himself
Mocha Uson Mocha Uson ... Herself
Ed Lingao Ed Lingao ... Himself, journalist, TV5 News
Antonio García Martínez Antonio García Martínez ... Himself, author of book 'Chaos Monkeys'
Yaman Akdeniz Yaman Akdeniz ... Himself, professor of law, Istanbul Bilgi Üniversitesi
Sabo Sabo ... Himself, hate speech advocate and militant racist
Tristan Harris Tristan Harris ... Himself, co-founder of The Center for Humane Technology
Nay San Lwin Nay San Lwin ... Himself, Rohingya activist and blogger


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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17 May 2018 (Germany) See more »

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Manila, Philippines See more »

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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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