Documentary explores social media, elections

Sep 04, 2019
Carole Cadwalladr in "The Great Hack" (2019, USA).

BELFAST — The Peace and Justice Group of Waldo County will show the documentary "The Great Hack" (2019, USA) at its first fall forum at the Belfast Free Library, 106 High St., on Wednesday, Sept. 18, at 6 p.m.

The film explores how a data company named Cambridge Analytica came to symbolize the dark side of social media in the wake of the 2016 U.S. presidential election. In the face of the upcoming election, we should understand what can happen when the internet is used for information warfare.

Common Sense Media's reporter Rene Schonfield writes, “In this eye-opening, well-executed documentary the filmmakers meet the challenge of blending complex technical information with heightening drama."

The film is free, donations welcome. All are welcome.

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