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'''''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.<ref>{{Cite web|url=https://www.christianpost.com/news/creepy-line-film-examines-facebook-googles-influence-director-talks-scary-way-they-use-censorship-227717/|title='Creepy Line' Film Examines Facebook, Google's Influence; Director Talks 'Scary' Way They Use Censorship|last=|first=|date=|website=[[The Christian Post]]|language=en|archive-url=|archive-date=|dead-url=|access-date=2018-11-21}}</ref><ref>{{Cite news|url=https://www.theepochtimes.com/the-creepy-line-shows-tech-giants-influencing-voters_2671853.html|title=‘The Creepy Line’ Documentary Shows Tech Giants Influencing Voters|last=|first=|date=2018-09-26|work=[[Epoch Times]]|access-date=2018-11-21|language=en-US}}</ref> 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.<ref>{{Cite news|url=https://www.wibc.com/blogs/tony-katz/tony-katz-today/creepy-line-how-society-manipulated-google-and-facebook|title=The Creepy Line: How Society is Manipulated by Google and Facebook|last=|first=|date=|work=93.1 WIBC|access-date=2018-11-21|language=en}}</ref><ref>{{Cite news|url=https://www.vanityfair.com/news/2018/03/clinton-tormenter-peter-schweizer-turns-his-sights-on-silicon-valley|title=Steve Bannon’s Clinton Tormenter Turns His Sights on Silicon Valley|last=Kosoff|first=Maya|date=|work=[[Vanity Fair (magazine)|Vanity Fair]]|access-date=2018-11-21|language=en}}</ref> It was released in October 2018.
== Synopsis ==
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 ==
[[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."<ref>{{Cite news|url=https://www.theverge.com/2018/9/19/17878332/creepy-line-anti-google-facebook-conservative-censorship-documentary-review-right-wing|title=The anti-Google documentary "The Creepy Line" is a conspiratorial new playbook for right-wing tech backlash|work=The Verge|access-date=2018-11-21}}</ref>
== References ==
==External links==
* {{IMDb title|8896670|The Creepy Line}}
* {{official website|https://www.thecreepyline.com}}
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[[Category:American documentary films]]
[[Category:Films about social media]]
[[Category:Criticisms of software and websites]]

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