The Great Hack

Brilliantly made, disturbing to watch, The Great Hack is a Netflix documentary about Cambridge Analytica, Facebook, and the 2016 election. Analytica's CEO, Alexander Nix, is a modern day Joseph Goebbels, Facebook and Mark Zuckerberg empowered him.

David Carroll and Carole Cadwalladr, who are featured in the film, are contemporary heroes. The former for fighting for and thus drawing attention to the fact that control of one's personal data should be a fundamental human right, the latter for her superlative reporting on the Cambridge Analytica-Facebook scandal. She also did a spectacular TED talk where she calls out “the gods of Silicon Valley” for damaging democracy. You can almost hear the mostly Silicon Valley audience uncomfortably shuffle in their seats.