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Title Digital disconnect / a Media Education Foundation production ; directed by Jeremy Earp ; produced by Loretta Alper ; co-produced by Jason Young; written by Robert McChesney, Jeremy Earp.

Published [San Francisco, California, USA] : Kanopy Streaming, 2018.

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Uniform title Digital disconnect (Motion picture)
Physical description 1 online resource (1 streaming video file, 65 min.) : sound, color
Notes Originally produced in 2018.
Credits Edited by Jeremy Earp, Jason Young ; motion graphics, Jason Young ; media research, Loretta Alper ; executive producer, Sut Jhally ; camera, David Rabinovitz.
Performers Featuring Robert McChesney.
Summary Digital Disconnect trains its sights on the relationship between the internet and democracy in the age of fake news, filter bubbles, and Facebook security breaches. Moving from the development of the internet as a publicly-funded project in the late 1960s to its full-scale commercialization today, renowned media scholar Robert McChesney traces how the democratizing potential of the internet has been radically compromised by the logic of capitalism and the unaccountable power of a handful of telecom and tech monopolies. Along the way, McChesney examines the ongoing attack on net neutrality by telecom monopolies like Comcast and Verizon; explores how internet giants like Facebook and Google have amassed huge profits by surreptitiously collecting personal data and selling it to advertisers; and shows how these companies have routinely colluded with the national security state to advance covert mass surveillance programs. Even more urgently, the film details how the rise of social media as a leading information source is working to isolate people into ideological filter bubbles and elevate fake news at the expense of real journalism. While most debates about the internet continue to focus on issues like the personal impact of internet addiction or the questionable data-mining practices of a few isolated companies like Facebook, Digital Disconnect digs deeper to show how capitalism itself is turning the internet against democracy.
Language notes In English. Closed captioned.
Closed-captioned.
Notes Online resource; title from title frames (Kanopy, viewed April 12, 2018).
Other author Screenplay based on (work): McChesney, Robert Waterman, 1952- Digital disconnect: how capitalism is turning the Internet against democracy.
Earp, Jeremy, producer.
Alper, Loretta, producer.
McChesney, Robert Waterman, 1952-
Jhally, Sut, producer.
Media Education Foundation, production company.
Kanopy (Firm), distributor.
Subject Internet -- Social aspects.
Internet -- Political aspects.
Internet -- Access control.
Network neutrality.
Capitalism.
Internet service providers.
Data mining.
Advertising -- Social aspects.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Documentary films.
Variant Title Subtitle on website: Fake news, privacy and democracy
Publisher Number 3730809 Kanopy