8:50: Schweizer says we always have to keep in mind what Google's goals and ends are. He says there has always been lurking this "utopian sense of social mission" that Google has. Schweizer says there is no question Google is manipulating us… the question is why. He notes that Google thinks the "perfect search engine" will "resemble mind of God." Schweizer asks, "what does that mean?" Schweizer says Google wants us to embrace ideas they think are important and suppress certain ideas they disagree with.
8:46: Epstein says the government and the intelligence agencies have been working very closely with the tech firms, and the intelligence community has data about Americans without their knowledge, etc. He says when the government wants to do surveillance, they need court orders and are accountable to us. But when the government teams up with the tech companies, there are no limits and they can just vacuum up all the information they can get their hands on and are not accountable to anybody.
8:40: Epstein says his team found that Google search results favored Hillary Clinton in all ten positions on the first page in the six months leading up to the election. He says that could influence 3 million votes without anyone knowing. His team also found that it was nearly impossible to get negative information about Hillary Clinton when typing "Hillary Clinton is…" He says "Hillary Clinton is winning" and "Hillary Clinton is awesome" came up on Google when people were wondering whether Hillary Clinton was sick or dying. He says you are being manipulated from the very first character you type in their search bar, and the more Google knows about you, the easier it is for them to manipulate you.'