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Source:  CNET

If you’re reading this, you need to see “The Cleaners.” It’s an incisive new documentary that shines a light on the most uncomfortable questions about social media and the online age. You might want to look away. But, as the film shows, that’s a big part of the problem.

The “cleaners” of the title are the internet’s content moderators: the men and women employed to analyse your videos, photos and social media posts and decide if they’re offensive or acceptable.

In the past few years, the rise of fake news, social media bubbles, and increasingly polarised discourse around the world have led to hard questions for Facebook, Twitter and Google.

So you might assume these internet giants employ armies of highly trained experts to act as guardians of our delicate sensibilities.

Yeah, right.

Read the story at CNET.

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