There are few companies on the internet that are as large, and have as much power and clout, as Google. It’s a monolithic search engine, the most common and popular one in use, and it purchased some of the largest outlets on the internet, including YouTube.
There have been multiple allegations levied against the company, which claimed that they used their power over the internet in an attempt to undermine Donald Trump in the 2016 presidential campaign and election. Now, emails recently obtained from the company suggest that Google continued to ‘resist’ even after he became the 45th President of the United States of America.
Google planned to ‘leverage’ its search engine against President Trump and his policies, although they claim that they never implemented this idea. However, they still had the plan, which certainly seems bad enough on its own.
The emails suggested that Google employees schemed to “leverage” their power over the search engine results generated by the website to promote various groups and terms.
Specifically, those groups and terms just happened to be diametrically opposed to President Donald J. Trump and his goals and agenda.
On his show, Carlson said that they had evidence, in the form of internal documents from the company, that showed how employees discussed manipulating and corrupting search engine results to push leftist propaganda on users.
Apparently, this is rather easy.
Shortly after he took office, Donald Trump began to push for a travel ban on a number of nations (many of which were majority-Muslim) that were rife with terrorism.
According to the documents, almost immediately after he discussed his executive action travel ban (which is a completely legal use of his power as the President), Google employees began to plot ways to undermine it.
The documents showed that on January 29, 2017, a Google product marketing manager, Mackenzie Thomas, sent an email to a group of employees of the company.
The email said that there was a “large brainstorm” in marketing, attempting to figure out how to ‘respond’ to Donald Trump’s order.
Among her ideas, Thomas proposed that the company could “actively counter algorithmic biased results” for search terms like Mexico, Iran, Islam, Latino, and other similar terms that she felt were ‘hot button’ terms.
Carlson explained that these emails showed that Google employees wanted to ‘counter’ Donald Trump’s agenda by altering the “search results to make them more positive” when queried for certain terms.
It would have amounted to Google controlling what people saw in order to give a favorable impression of foreign nations, illegal immigration, and similar issues.
Carlson also said that Thomas proposed that Google should feature donation links for various organizations that were working against the presidential travel ban.
He also noted that employees at the organization seemed to strongly approve of the idea of manipulating search engine results to drive public opinion.
Another employee, Stacy Chen, suggested that Google’s search engine should promote donations to the American Civil Liberties Union, the Immigration Defense Project, the American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee, and the National Immigration Law Center.
At the time, each one of those organizations was firmly in opposition to President’s Trump administration’s agenda.
Google replied to the story by saying that these ideas were the result of brainstorming, and that none of them were ever implemented.
However, that’s a claim that the company has repeatedly made to excuse conversations that seem to always mention manipulating the results they would provide to customers who used their search engine.
The fact that Google has a corporate culture that seems to think such actions would be acceptable, or where people even voice their support for undermining search results, is enough to give any user pause when concerning the validity of its results.
If the search engine is not returning results based on how popular they are, or how trustworthy they are, but rather on the basis of what Google’s leftist employees decided users should see, there’d be no point to the search engine, or the company, and its continued existence.
It’s interesting to see how often many of the same leftists who call Donald Trump a fascist when he criticizes media organizations are quick to actually push propaganda, or to suggest that perhaps they should manipulate search engine results.
Whether or not their employees acted on it, the compulsion to suggest censorship and manipulation first is disturbing, to say the least.