The Great Hack (2019)
The Great Hack (2019) TRAILER
The Great Hack is a documentary film that is available on Netflix. The documentary was released on 24th July, 2019. It is about the Facebook-Cambridge Analytica data scandal. The movie is produced and directed by Jehane Noujaim and Karum Amer. In 2015, Cambridge Analytica, which is a UK-based political consulting firm, started working for Ted Cruz’s campaign to win the Republican nomination of 2016. Using Facebook to determine “political-voter surveillance” with the collection of user data points. When Cruz dropped out of this wrongdoing, Cambridge Analytica used same strategies to help Donald Trump’s 2016 US presidential bid. After independent investigations into data mining, and whistle-blower accounts of the impact of the firm on Brexit, it led to a scandal over the whole influence of social media in political elections.
The documentary film is scary and you will know what is actually happening in these election campaigns. The high-profile documentary scandal is quite gripping and gorgeous to watch. It is sometimes thought-provoking, and is very entertaining. The show is worth a watch, and it will make you re-evaluate the use of data and how much powerful the corrupt is. It explains and offers a warning shot about how the misuse of personal data influenced past elections and it might do the same in the upcoming future.