A documentary trailer released on YouTube Friday aims to expose how Facebook and Google not only exploit nearly every facet of their users’ lives for profit, but how they manipulate them, too.
“The war on your free will is already over,” a screen card reads during the trailer for “The Creepy Line.”
The title got its name from an infamous 2010 speech by Eric Schmidt, the CEO of Google at the time, who said his company’s policy was “to get right up to the creepy line and not cross it,” The New York Times reported on March 6.
The documentary has interviews with several high-profile public figures, including Canadian clinical psychologist Jordan Peterson, who explain how these tech giants hold great power that threatens the fabric of society.
“These are all free services, but obviously they’re not,” Peterson said. “Your interaction with them is governed so that it will generate revenue.”
Others interviewed in the ominous trailer warn that “Facebook constantly manipulates their users. They do it by the things they insert into the news feeds and they do it by the types of posts they allow their users to see.”
Google can suppress certain results based on what they think one should be seeing, another declared.
“They don’t sell you anything. They sell you,” another voice said.
An August report by Digital Content Next illustrates how Google tracks its users, even when they turn off the tracking feature, which has subsequently led to a lawsuit against the billion dollar tech giant, The Daily Caller News Foundation reported. (RELATED: Google Tracks Users Regardless Of Privacy Settings, Here’s How To Delete It)
Facebook is constantly caught censoring conservative voices. The social media giant “mistakenly” removed multiple educational videos from PragerU on Aug. 17, TheDCNF reported.
“The Creepy Line” is a production of Wandering Foot Productions, is written and produced by Peter Schweizer, and is directed by M.A. Taylor.
The documentary was screened at the Cannes Film Festival in May and will be re-released on Sept. 17 in New York City, according to an event description.
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