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INDEPENDENT LENS
The Cleaners

INDEPENDENT LENS: The Cleaners

 

Meet some of the people whom Silicon Valley leaders like Facebook and Google hire to do “digital cleaning” – deleting offensive, pornographic and incendiary posts. Mostly located in the Philippines, these “content moderators” delete “inappropriate” content on the net, thereby influencing what people around the world see and think. A typical “cleaner” must observe and rate thousands of often deeply disturbing images and videos every day, leading to lasting psychological impacts. Viewer discretion is advised.

 

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Ai Weiwei: The Fake Case

 

This documentary dissects the persecution of Chinese artist Ai Weiwei and explores how the Chinese government’s attempts to silence him have backfired and converted him into one of the world’s best known artists and an irrepressible voice for free speech and human rights.