The Creepy Line

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The Creepy Line
The Creepy Line poster.jpg
Directed byM.A Taylor
Produced by
  • Peter Schweizer
  • Eric Eggers
  • William Pilgrim
  • Michelle N. Taylor
Written by
  • Peter Schweizer
  • M.A Taylor
Starring
  • Robert Epstein
  • Jordan Peterson
  • Peter Schweizer
Music byJay Smith
CinematographyDain Valverde
Edited by
  • M.A. Taylor
  • Dain Valverde
Production
company
Wandering Foot Productions
Distributed byPrime Video
Release date
  • 18 December 2018 (2018-12-18)
Running time
80 minutes[1]
LanguageEnglish

The Creepy Line is a 2018 American documentary exploring the influence Google and Facebook have on public opinion, and the power the companies have that is not regulated or controlled by national government legislation.[2]

The title is taken from a quote by Eric Schmidt, who when describing Google's use of personal information stated that the company did not cross the line that an ordinary user would find unacceptable.[3][4] It was released in October 2018.

Synopsis[edit]

The film contrasts the notion of fake news which is visible, with the invisible ranking or masking of information by Google and Facebook, and features headshot interviews with Robert Epstein, Jaron Lanier, Jordan Peterson and Peter Schweizer.

Reception[edit]

The Verge reviewed The Creepy Line, writing that "Despite its dark name, The Creepy Line appeals to the comforting logic of conspiracy: when something goes wrong in life, it’s because an all-powerful entity thinks you’re important enough to attack."[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Film Runtime". IMDb. Retrieved March 12, 2020.
  2. ^ "'Creepy Line' Film Examines Facebook, Google's Influence; Director Talks 'Scary' Way They Use Censorship". The Christian Post. Retrieved 2018-11-21.
  3. ^ "The Creepy Line: How Society is Manipulated by Google and Facebook". 93.1 WIBC. Retrieved 2018-11-21.
  4. ^ Kosoff, Maya. "Steve Bannon's Clinton Tormenter Turns His Sights on Silicon Valley". Vanity Fair. Retrieved 2018-11-21.
  5. ^ "The anti-Google documentary "The Creepy Line" is a conspiratorial new playbook for right-wing tech backlash". The Verge. Retrieved 2018-11-21.

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