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We're showing the film at universities, embassies and institutions around

the world, and engaging in discussions with some of the most knowledgeable experts

in the areas of disinformation, online harms, regulation, ethics and tech monopolies.

We will post those discussions as we have them so check back often.​









Symposium at Berkeley University School of Information


Filmed on September 14, 2023. An in-depth discussion and spirited debate of the 

societal impact of YouTube and Big Tech, and the possibility, and First Amendment implications, of reforming Section 230. With Erwin Chemerinsky,

Dean, Berkeley School of Law; Brandie Nonnecke, Director, CITRIS Policy Lab and

Research Professor, Goldman School of Public Policy; Hany Farid, Professor, School of Information and EECS, and director Alex Winter. Sponsored by the School of Information

and CITRIS Policy Lab. Photo by Carol Thomas.











Discussion at USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism


Screening and discussion about YouTube's impact and the potential actions and policy

from citizens, journalists and government moving forward. On Monday, September 11th. With director Alex Winter and filmmaker and Professor of Cinematic Arts at USC, Lisa Leeman.  An event held by the Center on Communication Leadership and Policy (CCLP).  Filmed by Chris Freeman.












Panel discussion at the Cambridge University Disinformation Summit


This is the first of our University panels on YouTube and Big Tech’s role in the spread

of disinformation. Held at Cambridge University as part of their Disinformation Summit 

in late July of 2023. The panel includes producer/director Alex Winter, producer Gale Anne Hurd, social psychology professor and writer Sander van der Linden and moderated by economics professor Hami Amiraslani.  Filmed by Bradley Williams and Adam Heath

from The85.

Panel discussion on Internet harms at Alamo Drafthouse, NYC.

On July 8th, we ended our cross-country theatrical run in New York City.

This is the Q&A after the film, with one of the film’s subjects, attorney Carrie Goldberg, Director Alex Winter, Director of Photography Peter Nicoll, moderated by security

expert Runa Sandvik. Carrie is the author of the acclaimed book, Nobody’s Victim, and

is at the forefront of legal work in the area of sex crimes and internet-based assault

and harm, and has important things to say about the way forward in protecting ourselves online. Filmed by John Morzen.









Director Alex Winter's Keynote at KDocsFF 2023

On May 6th, 2023, Alex gave this talk at the Canadian premiere of the documentary. Outlining the reasons for making the film and what we can all be doing to deal with the challenges that we all face in the digital era.


KDocsFF Joint Panel Discussion: The YouTube Effect &

Backlash: Misogyny in the Digital Age

Panelists: Avriel Epps-Darling, PhD Candidate, Harvard School of Education;

Guylaine Maroist, Co-director, Backlash: Misogyny in the Digital Age; Alex Winter,

Director, The YouTube Effect; Carol Todd, Mother of Amanda Todd; Founder, Amanda Todd Legacy Society. Moderated by KDocsFF Founder Janice Morris.


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