‘Clinton Cash’ author Peter Schweizer to premiere movie about big tech
Conservative investigative journalist Peter Schweizer is planning to release a documentary about technology companies’ role in filtering the news.
The movie, tentatively titled “The Creepy Line,” will premiere at the Cannes Film Festival in May, according to The New York Times.
Schweizer previously premiered another movie at the festival, one he co-produced with former Trump campaign executive Stephen Bannon based on his book “Clinton Cash.”
“The Creepy Line” title is a reference to a 2010 speech delivered by former Google chief executive and Chairman Eric Schmidt, who said it was his company’s role “to get right up to the creepy line and not cross it.”
Conservatives have at times criticized figures such as Schmidt as an example of the crossover between liberal politics and the tech industry. The former Google CEO boasted close ties to Hillary Clinton’s campaign while he was still chairman of Google’s parent company, Alphabet.
Schweizer’s documentary is another example of the increasing criticism of big tech from conservatives, which came to a head in 2016 following a Gizmodo story about purported bias against conservative content at Facebook.
The social media company, as well as the rest of the industry, has sought to quell tension in recent months, but it has continued to flare up, with conservative activists such as Project Veritas’s James O’Keefe going after Twitter over allegations of bias.
Attacking such companies has become a point of solidarity for some far-right figures who say that they’re being penalized for their views on platforms like YouTube and Twitter.
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