Friday Night Film Series: THE CLEANERS
(dir. Moritz Riesewieck and Hans Block, 2018, 88 min)
This documentary feature explores the shadowy world of “content moderators” who are hired by Silicon Valley to control what we see online. The Cleaners offers a timely insight into the global impact of the major social media companies through the testimony of five content moderators responsible for monitoring what is considered legal, decent and acceptable. These testimonies become a starting point for a wide-ranging examination of complex issues surrounding freedom of speech, censorship and corporate responsibility.
Co-sponsored by the Department of Computer Science.
Friday, October 18, 2019 at 5:00pm