Motion Arts Pro - Around the Net | Screening Room: The People Who Scrub Social Media Clean

By: David Schonauer
Publish Date: April 20, 2017, 6:35 a.m.
Source: Vimeo

It’s estimated that the number of content moderators scrubbing the world’s social media and mobile apps is over 150,000 — more than twice the headcount of Google and nine times that of Facebook, notes The Moderators, a short documentary from Field of Vision that focuses on a cadre on internet moderators based in India who work to keep sites from being taken over by bots, scammers and pornographers. The film, from directors  Ciaran Cassidy and Adrian Chen, shows that moderating is a very human job.