The Cleaners

Hans Block, Moritz Riesewieck 2018
Tuesday, September 25 2018, 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Filmhuis De Zwarte Doos
Reservation: Natlab (040-2946848)
Price: € 3.50 incl. vat (Student) € 7.50 incl. vat (Others)
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A look at the shadowy underworld of the Internet where questionable content is removed.

Hans Block,  Moritz Riesewieck 2018
Language: English, subtitles: Dutch

Directors Hans Block and Moritz Riesewieck set the scene with a series of sobering facts; every minute of every day 500 hours of footage are uploaded on YouTube, 450,000 tweets are unleashed on Twitter and 2.5 million posts are made on Facebook. We are reminded that Facebook co-founder Mark Zuckerberg promised a platform with the power “to share anything with anyone”. Time has proved that naive ambition to be fraught with difficulties.

The task of policing the systems falls to anonymous content moderators who pass judgements on what should be allowed or deleted. Interviews conducted in the business district of Manila allow five content moderators to emerge from the shadows and discuss their role.

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