War for the Web
Social Media Watchblog

Translated from German

War for the Web A documentary on the future of free and independent Internet

War For The Web is a documentary that deals with the fundamental issues for the future of a free Internet. The film takes the big players Amazon, Apple, Google, Facebook and the numerous social networks like Twitter, Instagram and Co target and illustrates how little we know about the underlying structures. That for many Internet users today, Facebook and Google are the internet is evidence of precisely the self-understanding that threatens the freedom of the Internet gradually.

The same rights that have protected our democracy for generations, are now at risk in the most unlikely place: online. The Internet may seem to be one open forum, but behind closed doors, a war between business and government is out to control the virtual universe - how we access the Internet, about the content, we can publish the sites that we can visit and the security of the data that we receive.

The film is already in an advanced stage and has already conducted interviews with the following people:

  • Aaron Swartz, founder, Demand Progress
  • Vint Cerf, Chief Internet Evangelist, Google
  • Susan Crawford, a fellow at the Roosevelt Institute
  • Richard Clarke, former National Security Council member and author of Cyber ​​War
  • Sascha Meinrath, Director, Open Technology Institute
  • Rebecca MacKinnon, senior fellow, New America Foundation
  • Andrew Blum, author of Tubes
  • Harold Field, senior vice president, Public Knowledge
  • Rep. Ed Markey, Massachusetts
  • Rep. Marsha Blackburn, Tennessee
  • Rep. Anna Eshoo, California

Those who want to participate in the completion of the film using crowdfunding can do that here.