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The Gatekeepers

10:30 AM GMT on February 25, 2024

    The Gatekeepers - If only the pioneers of social media would know that one day their technology would be used as a tool to spread disinformation by a former President of the United States, or violence in Myanmar. This new eight part series by Jamie Bartlett, who was behind the hugely successful Missing Cryptoqueen, tracks social media’s descent into hell, whilst exploring what it is like to be a social media gatekeeper, the people who take down disinformation and decide what should stay up on the web.

    “Every day social media companies make decisions that affect our lives,” says Bartlett. “How did it happen that these tech titans get to decide what we see and when? At what cost? And where is it taking us next?”

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