Fox Nation host Lara Logan warned on Wednesday that Big Tech surveillance of Americans is “much worse” than most people think, while adding that we are quickly becoming a “monitored class” of people much like what occurs in totalitarian regimes like China.
In an interview with Fox News host Pete Hegseth said Logan, who hosts “No Agenda” on the network’s streaming service, is currently working on a documentary that will air in June detailing just how widespread the surveillance is, and why it’s a problem for Americans who live under Constitution that supposedly protects their privacy.
“I can honestly tell you that with everything in me it is much, much worse than anybody realizes. Most people have no idea how valuable our information is,” Logan began.
“They think well, I’ve got nothing to hide. You hear kids say it all the time, ‘I’m not doing anything wrong. What do I care about my privacy?’ They have really given up control over their lives, and we make decisions based on what technology and people are doing now,” she continued.
“That data and information is stored forever. It never goes away. So, really, we have no idea how it’s going to be used against us in the future,” the Fox Nation host went on. “Look where we are today. You’re classified as a domestic terrorist just for supporting Trump in the last election, or for questioning the response of the pandemic, and the list goes on and on and on, right?”
Logan went on to warn viewers that the people who work for the big tech companies “know exactly what they’re doing” when it comes to the harvesting of user data, comparing them to “big tobacco” executives who were aware of the harmful effects of their products.
She also said that data theft isn’t simply the work of “machines” but a result of specific programming inputted by humans.
“Don’t be fooled by this assertion that it’s algorithms, it’s machines. No, there are human beings that input information into those algorithms and manage them,” she told Hegseth.
“There are human beings all over the Big Tech system who are making decisions every single day who are censoring the voices that they don’t want to hear. What we are rapidly devolving into, what I have learned studying this for the new season of my show, is we are becoming the monitored class,” she continued.
“That’s where the separation lies. We talk a lot about left and right, and right now things look like that’s where the divide is, but the real divide is coming, between the monitored class, where we are surveilled 24/7, and the tyrannical elite.”
Logan then sounded the alarm that Americans are essentially losing their identities and their anonymity.
“We are giving up our brains. We are giving up our patterns of behavior. We are telling them exactly where our vulnerabilities are. How we can be exploited,” she said.
“And, most importantly, we are just laying the groundwork for some kind of social justice system like they have in China where we can be denied access to college or to school based on our political views,” Logon continued.
“They know everything that you are doing because they have surveillance with you every minute of the day. It’s not a phone. It’s a surveillance device that makes calls.”
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