COMING JULY 6
What happens to the material that gets posted online? Who decides what is okay to show on social media? Today, in Manilla, tens of thousands of out-sourced workers flip through countless images, determining what is allowed to stay online. While most of the material taken down falls under obvious categories, whenever a grey area is entered, such as war zone footage, it comes down to these unknown individuals to make the decision. The Cleaners takes us into the lives of these poorly-paid employees who have found themselves with the power to change how millions perceive and react to the world around them.
An important and timely film which dives into the subjectivity of offensive content, and the personal cost these people face from the constant exposure to the worst the internet has to offer.