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The CIA and Hollywood episode 5 The Social Network

Thomas Sheridan joins us to talk about the 2010 film The Social Network, which tells the story of the origins of facebook.  We discuss the class struggle portrayed in the story, the mechanism by which the film could have been influenced by the CIA, the archetypes in the finely-produced melodrama that plays out, the CIA’s silicon valley network which is conspicuous by its absence from the narrative, and the meaning of the movie’s dark and brooding tone.  We also get into some unusual areas, including the mystery of the sub sandwich.

Download The CIA and Hollywood ep. 5

Show Notes:

The Social Network (2010)

With friends like these…

Facebook CIA connection

How team of geeks cracked the spy trade

How a ‘deviant’ philosopher built Palantir, A CIA funded data-mining juggernaut

Palantir, the War on Terror’s secret weapon

Sean Parker: Agent of disruption

The EyeOpener: Exposing In-Q-Tel

The Edward Snowden Movie

 

Our good friend Tom Secker has recently launched a brand new website called Humanarchy.  The site deals with both philosophy and politics, and like all of Tom’s work, will prove to be very interesting and worth your time.  The above video is the first open source intelligence broadcast.  It deals with the upcoming propaganda film based on Glenn Greenwald’s new book detailing his relationship with Snowden and the leaking of documents he acquired from the so-called whistle blower.  As with all of Tom’s work he presents a concise and informative piece that details what is really going on.  For the sources that Tom references and more click here.

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