The Cleaners


The Cleaners

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Total Count: 28


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When you post something on the web, can you be sure it stays there? Enter a hidden shadow industry of digital cleaning where the Internet rids itself of what it doesn't like... violence, pornography and... political content. Who is controlling what we see and what we think?


Critic Reviews for The Cleaners

All Critics (28) | Top Critics (8)

  • Are we seeing a genocide in Burma as an externality of an algorithm written by nerds in California? That's one of many disturbing questions raised in this documentary.

    Feb 22, 2019 | Full Review…
  • The chilling, morally hyper-conscious film "The Cleaners"... introduces us to a handful of these hidden, meagerly paid office workers, cogs in a shadow business headquartered mainly in Manila in unassuming buildings.

    Nov 20, 2018 | Full Review…
  • The Cleaners is a riveting piece of work, prompting reflection on a whole range of big, urgent questions.

    Oct 17, 2018 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…
  • [A] brisk, disquieting doc...

    Jun 22, 2018 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…
  • Equal parts fascinating and frightening.

    May 23, 2018 | Rating: 3.5/4 | Full Review…
  • The Cleaners prevails most by shining a light on those whose existence has all but been erased by a flawed system, all so that everyone else can still be heard on social media.

    Feb 6, 2018 | Full Review…

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