The Cleaners (online film screening)
In commemoration of Banned Books Week.
Someone is out there censoring your social media feed.
Do their decisions distort your understanding of the world as much as clever hoaxes and "fake news"? They’re hired by Silicon Valley leaders like Facebook and Google to do “digital cleaning," content moderators who are paid to sift through and remove what they deem as inappropriate content on the internet, thereby influencing what people around the world see and think.
Who should control expression? By what criteria should they use to edit what we’re exposed to? What other solutions do you see for keeping the most disturbing things off the internet, without censoring? Would you know what to delete and what to ignore?