The Great Hack

  • Saturday 7 March | 3:45 pm | Library Screen 1&2
  • Society, Technology, Ethics
  • 2020 Oscar Shortlist
  • USA, 2019
  • 113 min

Description

Personal data of 87 million Facebook users was harvested without consent; then used for targeted political ads. But before altering the course of the US election and Brexit, Cambridge-Analytica worked in other campaigns across the globe. (Sundance selection; BAFTA nominee; Oscar shortlist)

“The villain is Cambridge Analytica, yes, but also Facebook, and all the systems that let people become manipulated by the digital psychological clues they leave through their lives.” – Emily Dreyfuss, WIRED

Directors

Karim Amer, Jehane Noujaim