About the Film
These are the core obsessions that drive our newsroom—defining topics of seismic importance to the global economy. Our emails are made to shine in your inbox, with something fresh every morning, afternoon, and weekend. A documentary that premiers on TV Nov. The documentary follows a group of content moderators in the Philippines, where platforms like Facebook and YouTube outsource a large chunk of their review operations, with commentary from with experts and former executives. But no flashy dramatic effects are necessary to show the horrors of what these people have to deal with.
The Atlantic Crossword
Shelly Hendy was at home, recovering from a miscarriage, and depressed. But then she started watching videos posted by Sophie Hinchliffe, who has more than 2 million Instagram followers. Soon enough, she was hooked. Hinchcliffe, better known as Mrs. Over in the United Kingdom, the cleaning community largely clusters on Instagram, where cleanfluencers post cleaning updates to their Instagram Stories, and product recommendations and inspirational quotes on their grids. And unlike the makeup and clothing-haul videos other influencers post, cleanfluencers recommend cleaning products that are cheap, so most people can afford them. Comments on cleanfluencer posts are friendly, complimentary, and apolitical. Read: Leaving it to the professionals. Influencers of many genres have built followings by letting the internet into their lives and seeing them do the innocuous.
The irony? Yo, did Youtube just 'moderate' French trailer of film about moderators? But YouTube deems its content too offensive… and maybe a bit too close to home?