The Cleaners

Meet some of the people that Silicon Valley leaders like Facebook and Google hire to do “digital cleaning.” Mostly located in the Philippines, these “content moderators” delete “inappropriate” content on the net, thereby influencing what people around the world see and think. The Cleaners charts social media’s evolution from a shared vision of a global village to a dangerous web of fake news, extremism, and radicalization.

Airs on WXXI-TV November 12, 2018 at 10:00 pm

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