LIEVIN (Arnaud), TEIL (Benjamin)
MORGANE PRODUCTION, ARTE FRANCE
Worldwide (except United States).
German, English, French
TV, DVD, NON-THEATRICAL, INTERNET, VOD
Algorithms and data are the new weapons in the war that is being waged between the major world powers. This film reveals what lies behind TikTok's extrodinary rise.
For several months, investigations carried out by journalists and information gathered by various intelligence services have shown that TikTok allows the Chinese government to access hundreds of millions of data from American and European users. This data is fundamental when it comes to conducting influence or cognitive wars and can be a real weapon in the event of an armed conflict. A war of narratives is thus being waged: banning TikTok means preserving the liberal order embodied by the United States in the face of the Chinese Communist Party, which would use artificial intelligence to undermine democracies. This emerging doctrine within public opinion, crystallizing around TikTok, is just the tip of the iceberg. Algorithms and data have become strategic assets for governments. Having control over them is essential in an increasingly polarized world.