In this episode of "The Glenn Beck Podcast," Glenn sat down in the studio with New York Times best-selling author and investigative journalist Peter Schweizer to talk about his documentary "The Creepy Line," which exposes the degree to which tech giants such as Google and Facebook are using personal data to manipulate consumers and influence public opinion.
The film's title is taken from a phrase used by former Google CEO, Eric Schmidt, who said his company's policy regarding the collection of users' data "is to get right up to the 'creepy line' but not cross it." According to Schweizer, Google and Facebook have long since crossed that line and there's "lots of evidence to back it up."
"The 'Creepy' film is really about the power of Google and Facebook, but in a way that a lot of people have not traditionally thought about them," said Schweizer. "A lot of people recognize and see the issues of privacy, the fact that they're gobbling up all this information ... but the problem goes far deeper than that."
"What they're doing is not just collecting information, the privacy concern, they're also actively working to manipulate us," he added. "They're looking to steer us and move us in different directions that we don't necessarily want to go. They want to influence our values. They want to influence our worldview. They want to influence the way that we see things and it's ... done in a hidden manner. They do it by manipulating search results."
Watch a clip from the full interview below.
Peter Schweizer blows the lid off tech giant deception
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