Please refer to my blog from September 17, 2018, titled, “How long is it going to take the biased fake news media and the rest of ‘the swamp’ to learn they can’t beat President Trump?”
In that blog, we discussed President Trump accusing Google and other U.S. tech companies of rigging search results about him “so that almost all stories & news is BAD.”
In that blog, Google of course denied the rigging of any search results, but then we saw the video of the internal meeting, and a number of high level managers saying something must be done about the election of President Trump.
Now, according to Brian Flood of Fox News, “Internal Google emails reveal employees discussing manipulating search results after Trump’s travel ban.”
(cough) OH REALLY?
“Google is in the spotlight (again) after internal emails show conversations between employees highlighting a desire to manipulate search results on the heels of President Trump’s controversial travel ban in order to mute conservative viewpoints and push ways to combat the ban.”
“Like many Silicon Valley titans, Google has drawn the ire of conservatives who feel right-leaning views are condemned from within. But internal company emails made public by Fox News’ ‘Tucker Carlson Tonight’ appear to show employees wanted to curate Google’s algorithm to boost left-leaning political views on immigration.”
(cough) NO KIDDING?
“The emails were written on Jan. 29, 2017, two days after President Trump signed the initial travel order that resulted in protests across the country. The emails indicate that Google employees suggested ways to ‘leverage the search engine’ to combat what the tech giant staffers considered anti-immigration rhetoric and news. The email chain, which was first obtained by ‘Tucker Carlson Tonight’ and quickly matched by the Wall Street Journal, shows Google staffers admitting to colleagues that ‘action must be taken immediately to rally against the travel ban.’”
‘“Overall idea: Leverage search to highlight important organizations to donate to, current news, etc. to keep people abreast of how they can help as well as the resources available for immigrations [sic] or people traveling,’ an email sent by a marketing employee said.”
‘“I know this would require a full on sprint to make happen, but I think this is the sort of super timely and imperative information that we need as we know that this country and Google, would not exist without immigration,’ a product manager responded.”
“According to ‘Tucker Carlson Tonight,’ responses from other Google employees included comments such as, ‘we’re absolutely in,’ and ‘excellent initiative.’
‘“These emails were just a brainstorm of ideas, none of which were ever implemented,’ according to a Google spokesperson.”
Do these people think we are all stupid?
“The emails show Google staffers chatting about methods to alter the company’s algorithm to point users to pro-immigration organizations, lawmakers and agencies that fit the staffers’ political beliefs. Google didn’t deny the validity of the emails and provided the same response to both ‘Tucker Carlson Tonight’ and the Wall Street Journal.”
Of course they didn’t “deny the validity of the emails” because they couldn’t.
“‘These emails were just a brainstorm of ideas, none of which were ever implemented. Google has never manipulated its search results or modified any of its products to promote a particular political ideology, not in the current campaign season, not during the 2016 election, and not in the aftermath of President Trump’s executive order on immigration. Our processes and policies would not have allowed for any manipulation of search results to promote political ideologies,’ a Google spokesperson said.”
LIARS! LIARS! LIARS!
“A Google insider echoed the company spokesperson and said the ideas mentioned in the emails weren’t even close to being put into action.”
OF COURSE NOT! LIARS!
“Media Research Center Vice President Dan Gainor told Fox News that, ‘The scandal would be more significant if there was evidence that the Google staffers had actually taken action on this left-wing insanity, but it is scary that manipulating the search to push a liberal agenda was even discussed.’”
“Google declined to answer a series of questions asked by Fox News.”
Ya don’t say?!
“Trump’s initial travel ban temporarily stopped immigration from seven majority-Muslim countries. According to the email chain, Google staffers suggested ‘actively countering islamophobic algorithmically biased results’ from search terms such as ‘Islam,’ ‘Muslim,’ ‘Iran,’ etc. and ‘countering prejudiced, algorithmically biased search results regarding the words ‘Mexico,’ ‘Hispanic’ and ‘Latino.’”
Boy, it sure sounds like these people at Google had thought this whole process through pretty well.
“Google is the most powerful company in the history of the world. Virtually all human information flows through its software and for that reason Google shapes how much of the world understands reality. At the heart of Google’s business is its search engine, which has a virtual monopoly on search in this country,” Tucker Carlson said. “But what if Google was lying to you?”
Whaddaya mean if?!
Would you be surprised if next we see a leaked video of a developer actually changing the search algorithm and implementing it right in front of our eyes?
Ha! Ya I would be surprised. But that doesn’t mean it didn’t happen.
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