Laokoon, The Cleaners, 2018

Screening: The Cleaners

Social media largely determines what we get to see in our everyday lives - and what we don't. The line between protection and censorship is often blurred. On the occasion of this highly relevant topic, HeK is showing the film The Cleaners.

événement/projection de film

mer., 13.02.2019, 20:00

Entrée: free

liens: www.thecleaners-film.de

Laokoon, The Cleaners, 2018

About the film: "Delete" or "Ignore"? How the big social networks decide about censorship or visibility of content is one of the best protected secrets in Silicon Valley. But as these platforms become more and more the digital public, this selection can have a drastic impact on the lives of millions of people.

The Cleaners impressively illuminates these consequences and their complexity by letting so-called "content moderators" have their say. Workers who keep the social media "clean" by filtering uploaded content that contradicts the guidelines - naked bodies, beheadings, violence. Often no distinction is made between informative, artistic or satirical and actually problematic content. But what are the consequences for the individual and the global community of this policy, which simply eliminates or excludes what "disturbs" instead of addressing the underlying problems?

The Cleaners is a Film by Laokoon and will be shown in english.

Screening: The Cleaners

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