Previously on this show we’ve told you how employees at Google discussed altering search results to undermine the White House’s immigration policies. At the time Google said it has never changed search results for political reasons, and it never will. We knew it was untrue then, now we can prove that it is untrue.
This show has obtained internal Google emails in which an employee discusses editing YouTube search results to suppress videos based on their political content.
Here’s one example: Last March, Google engineer DONG JIAO sent an email saying the company wanted to “demote low authoritative content on controversial queries to fight against fake news…”
This was not hypothetical. He said the company had already succeeded in suppressing unwanted videos, videos for searches like “Hillary” and, we’re flattered here, “Tucker”.
It’s not clear what videos were suppressed because Google won’t admit it, or tell us, but the email does indicate that Alex Jones and Infowars were a major target of this.
Google says their efforts are not political, and meant to fight conspiracy theories, though, for the record, we have never endorsed any kind of conspiracy theory on this show, and never would.
By the way, how does Google define a “conspiracy theory”? They haven’t told us that either. Or why a superpower global monopoly ought to be making that decision in the first place, since they have a congressional exemption in which they promised not to. They promised to be a conduit through which information flows, and not a news site that edits it.
Congress might want to re-think that agreement.
A senior software engineer at Google with responsibility for a key feature of Google’s search engine labeled Tennessee Senate candidate Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) a “violent thug” and a “terrorist,” who Google shouldn’t “negotiate” with, according to internal emails obtained by Breitbart News. The employee also defended the censorship of her campaign ads on social media.
The comments took place in an internal email discussion that began on June 19 this year. The topic of discussion was Rep. Blackburn’s Fox News op-ed of the same month, which urged Silicon Valley companies to address bias against conservatives on their platforms. Blackburn, who has herself been the target of social media censorship, has been a vocal critic of tech giants like Google, Facebook, and Twitter during her time in Congress.
The op-ed was not well received within the corridors of Silicon Valley power. One Google employee, a site reliability engineer, called Blackburn’s piece “hilarious” and said Republicans are becoming “tribalists focused on stirring up outrage to maintain power.”****
****uhhhhh. Never mind.
TEXAS: UT alumnus starts Facebook group to combat perceived liberal bias on campus. “Perceived.”