Secret Science Club Presents a Rare & Riveting Screening of “The Cleaners”
Where: The Bell House
149 7th St., Brooklyn
718-643-6510 Price: $10
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Delete … Ignore … Delete … Ignore… Someone is out there censoring your social media feed.
THE CLEANERS enters the shadowy world of human content moderators, hired by Silicon Valley giants like Facebook and Google to do “digital cleaning.” They sift through and remove what they deem as inappropriate content on the internet, thereby influencing what people see and think all over the world. But who are they? Who makes the rules the digital cleaners enforce, and what are the consequences? THE CLEANERS charts social media’s evolution from a shared vision of a global village (and LOL cat photos) to today’s dangerous stew of fake news, online extremism, and outrage.
“A movie of the moment.”—The Verge
KATE KLONICK starts us off with a mini-lecture on the perils of policing the internet. Dr. Klonick is an assistant professor at St. John’s University School of Law, and an affiliated fellow at Data & Society, New America, and the Information Society Project at Yale Law School. Her research focuses on law and technology, using cognitive and social psychology as a framework. Most recently she has been studying and writing about private internet platforms and how they govern online speech. Dr. Klonick’s work has appeared in the Harvard Law Review, Georgetown Law Journal, New York Times, Atlantic, Vox, Slate, and The Guardian.
BEFORE & AFTER: Sunday afternoon cocktails, delicious bites, and door prizes!
This cinematic edition of the Secret Science Club meets Sunday, June 30 at 2 pm @ the Bell House, 149 7th St. (between 2nd and 3rd avenues) in Gowanus, Brooklyn. Subway: F or G to 4th Ave; R to 9th St.
Doors open at 1:30 pm. 2:00 pm show
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