A well-respected psychologist, professor and journalist has warned that the multinational technology company Google has the power to drastically alter America’s elections.
“Google not only has the power to shift opinions and votes on a massive scale, but they exercise this power,” Dr. Robert Epstein said during an appearance Tuesday on FNC’s “Tucker Carlson Tonight.”
“This is what I measure in my research, so I can tell you fairly precisely how many votes they can shift. I can tell you fairly preciously precisely how many votes they shifted in 2019.”
The discussion was prompted by newfound allegations that Google is a “highly biased political machine.” These allegations were reportedly made by a Google insider and whistleblower who spoke with the undercover investigative journalists at Project Veritas.
Project Veritas published its interview with the insider on YouTube earlier this week, but the interview was subsequently removed by the platform, which by the way is owned by Google.
The only way to watch it at the moment is via the independent video hosting service BitChute:
— James O’Keefe (@JamesOKeefeIII) June 25, 2019
The insider’s core allegation was that Google purposefully manipulates what information its search engine trots out so that information that fits its ideological bent (anything from the establishment media) is emphasized, while information that belies its ideological bent (anything from conservative media) is de-emphasized.
“They’re going to redefine a reality based on what they think is fair and based upon what they want, and what and is part of their agenda,” the whistleblower said.
Continuing the discussion Tuesday, host Tucker Carlson asked why this isn’t considered election hacking and/or interference.
“It’s not hacking an election right now because Google and similar companies like Facebook are completely unregulated in the United States, so they can do whatever they please,”Epstein replied.
“And if they all work together in 2020 to support the same presidential candidate — which is very likely — they can shift upwards of 15 million votes with no one knowing they’ve been manipulated, and without leaving a paper trail for authorities to trace.”
“So that’s it — there’s no election at that point? Our democracy is not real if that’s allowed to happen?” Carlson responded with exasperation.
“Well, democracy becomes an illusion now,” Epstein said. “There are actions that one can take. I’ve set up the only two big monitoring systems that anyone has built to actually look over people’s shoulder as they’re doing election-related online activities, and to aggregate that information and see what they’re being shown by these big companies.”
“Now in 2020, I’m actually trying right now to raise funds to build a large-scale monitoring system to keep an eye on these companies and to catch them in the act, literally catch them when they are manipulating votes and opinions. And in my opinion, that’s the only way we can stop them. There are no laws in place to stop them at the moment.”
And that’s a big problem.
Listen to the full interview below:
The consequences of Google’s manipulation could be highly damaging to American society.
Besides being unethical, Google’s alleged emphasis of establishment voices and de-emphasis of non-establishment, conservative and independent voices makes it significantly more difficult to keep the media — which these days act as if they’re the fourth branch of government — in check.
Why is keeping the media in check even necessary? Because the contemporary media routinely lie, distort and obfuscate in blatant attempts to strengthen the Democrat Party.
For instance, last week the left-wing media published video footage showing a Trump administration official ostensibly arguing that “children don’t need soap, toothbrushes, or beds to be ‘safe and sanitary’ while in Border Patrol custody.” What the partisan media neglected to mention were the actual facts behind that now-viral video.
“[T]he hearing in the video was related not to actions taken by the Trump administration, but to a challenge of a 2017 ruling that the CBP under the Obama administration had violated the Flores Settlement agreement with its treatment of children in custody,” National Review notes.
Had it not been for conservative outlets like National Review — outlets that the Google whistleblower claims are being de-emphasized — few would know the real truth.
Better yet, take the bombshell story about three ISIS-linked terror suspects reportedly traveling through Central America en route to the southern U.S. border. While nearly every conservative outlet has covered this story, barely any establishment outlets have followed suit:
— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) June 26, 2019
1. We broke news that US identified ISIS suspects heading to border and warned Mexico.
2. Mexico’s President and other high ranking officials are now on record saying it’s true.
3. US media outlets still aren’t reporting on it, but Mexico’s media outlets are reporting on it.
— Brandon Darby (@brandondarby) June 25, 2019
Now pull up Google.com and type “ISIS Mexico” into the box. You’ll notice that the report by Breitbart’s Brandon Darby doesn’t show up anywhere. Why is that?
The Google whistleblower explained why to Project Veritas.
“There’s this façade about what they’re doing, but what they’re actually doing, what the employees are actually seeing inside the company is different,” he said. “And, people need to know what’s going on with Google, and that they are not an objective piece — they’re not an objective source of information. They are a highly biased political machine that is bent on never letting somebody like Donald Trump come to power again.”
And there it is.
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