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Independent Lens: The Cleaners

Explore the shadow industry of "content moderators" and learn who controls what we see online.

Meet some of the people who 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 film charts social media's evolution from a shared vision of a global village to a dangerous web of fake news, extremism and radicalization.

Independent Lens: The Cleaners, Monday at 10 p.m. on PBS 6.

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