“The Great Hack”

Created for Netflix by Jehane Noujaim and Karim Amer, these Egyptian-Americans made The Square about the Egyptian revolution of 2011

To them, the way Cambridge Analytica applied its methods to online campaigning was as much a revolution as Egyptians toppling a dictator from Cairo’s Tahrir Square. The huge irony is that “psyops,” or psychological operations, used on Muslim populations in Iraq and Afghanistan after the 9/11 terrorist attacks ended up being used to influence Western elections.

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