Join Uptime to get the key ideas from

DOCUMENTARY HACK

The Great Hack Summary

Jehane Noujaim

The Great Hack

by Jehane Noujaim

The Great Hack

Jehane Noujaim

Clock Icon5 min
Insight Icon3 key insights
Audio IconVisual, audio & text

The Great Hack tells the story of how consulting firm Cambridge Analytica used Facebook data to influence critical elections, and how such uses of technology threaten our democracy.

Get the app now

The Great Hack

by Jehane Noujaim

The Great Hack

Jehane Noujaim

Overview

By now, many of us know that the devices and websites we use are collecting our data. But what are they using it for? What if your data is not only being used to sell you personalized goods and services, but to reshape your very reality?

Filmmakers Jehane Noujaim and Karim Amer previously collaborated on The Square, a documentary about the Egyptian Revolution in which a social media-driven mass movement brought down an authoritarian president. Now they turn their lens to the darker side of social media, examining how it can manipulate people as easily as it can liberate them.

Interviews and exclusive footage take us behind the scenes of the 2018 Cambridge Analytica scandal, the company's misuse of private user data from Facebook, and its role in the Brexit referendum and the Donald Trump presidential campaign. The Great Hack casts a chilling spotlight on the forces that are being used to manipulate our psychology and our society.

Download the Uptime app to

Audio iconRead or listen, with different modes
Adjust speed iconAdjust audio speed in the app
Bookmark iconBookmark to save titles for later
Share iconShare your favourite Hacks
Download

Download Uptime to get the key insights and actions from The Great Hack

Get the app now

Favorite Quote

"People don't want to admit that propaganda works. Because to admit it means confronting our own susceptibilities, horrific lack of privacy, and hopeless dependency on tech platforms ruining our democracies."

David Carroll, Associate Professor at Parsons School of Design

You may also like

The New Breed
Kate Darling
Where Will Man Take Us?
Atul Jalan
How Corrupt Is Britain?
David Whyte
Fantastic Festivals of the World: Lunar New Year
Jeff Gentes, Sigal Bujman
Brian Armstrong: How I Built Coinbase
How I Built This, Guy Raz, Brian Armstrong
The Impossible Office?
Anthony Seldon
Being the Queen
Tom Jennings
Dark Shadows
Joanna Lillis
The Secret Thoughts of Successful Women
Valerie Young
The Queen's Marriage
Lady Colin Campbell
Young People and Their Mental Health
University of Groningen, University of Cambridge, University Medical Center Groningen (UMCG)
Digital Wellbeing
University of York
You'll Never Believe What Happened to Lacey
Amber Ruffin, Lacey Lamar
Unreconciled
Jesse Wente
Common Malware Attacks and Defense Strategies
EC-Council
Afropean
Johny Pitts
Whit Gibbs: How Everyone Can Become a Bitcoin Miner
The Pomp Podcast, Anthony Pompliano, Whit Gibbs
Do Not Disturb
Michela Wrong
Inventing Bitcoin
Yan Pritzker, Nicholas Evans
Angry Inuk
Alethea Arnaquq-Baril
You're Wrong About: Reconstruction
You're Wrong About, Jamelle Bouie, Sarah Marshall
Horoscopes: Written in the Stars?
Stuff You Should Know, Josh Clark, Chuck Bryant
Invisible China
Scott Rozelle, Natalie Hell
Introduction to Databases and SQL
National Center for Computing Education, Raspberry Pi Foundation
How To Talk To Robots
Tabitha Goldstaub

View the full hack with *uptime

App store iconGoogle play store icon

The Great Hack

Jehane Noujaim

Watch this documentary on Netflix
© 2022 Uptime App LtdWe will receive a small commission from all purchases on Amazon