LEAKED DOCUMENTS: Google Employees Considered Censoring Conservative Media After 2016 Election

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It’s no secret that Big Tech swings to the Left and that many in the industry were devastated that Hillary Clinton lost the 2016 election. But at Google, some engineers debated whether the company should suppress conservative news websites — The Daily Caller and Breitbart were specifically mentioned — to keep President Donald Trump from winning in 2020, according to internal documents obtained by The Daily Caller News Foundation (DCNF).

“This was an election of false equivalencies, and Google, sadly, had a hand in it,” engineer Scott Byer wrote on Nov. 9, 2016, according to the documents.

“How many times did you see the Election now card with items from opinion blogs (Breitbart, Daily Caller) elevated next to legitimate news organizations? That’s something that can and should be fixed,” he also wrote.

Further, Byer suggested Google had “a responsibility to expose the quality and truthfulness of sources – because not doing so hides real information under loud noises,” and suggested “teaching critical thinking” before writing that the company makes sure “we reverse things in four years – demographics will be on our side.”

Other employees were not so keen to censor, believing the move could backfire and lead to “conspiracy theories,” according to the documents.

“Thinking that Breitbart, Drudge, etc. are not ‘legitimate news sources’ is contrary to the beliefs of a major portion of our user base is partially what got us to this mess. MSNBC is not more legit than Drudge just because Rachel Maddow may be more educated / less deplorable / closer to our views, than, say Sean Hannity,” Google engineer Uri Dekel, a Clinton supporter, wrote in response to Byer.

“I follow a lot of right wing folks on social networks you could tell something was brewing. We laughed off Drudge’s Instant Polls and all that stuff, but in the end, people go to those sources because they believe that the media doesn’t do it’s [sic] job. I’m a Hillary supporter and let’s admit it, the media avoided dealing with the hard questions and issues, which didn’t pay off. By ranking ‘legitimacy’ you’ll just introduce more conspiracy theories,” he added.


LEAKED DOCUMENTS: Google Employees Considered Censoring Conservative Media After 2016 Election
 
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LOL..again with the crying and whining over phantom discrimination. You righties are the biggest snowflakes in the world, without a doubt.

Also....LOL on your pathetic RW agitprop link. You guys aren't even trying to sound factual anymore.
 
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LOL..again with the crying and whining over phantom discrimination. You righties are the biggest snowflakes in the world, without a doubt.

Also....LOL on your pathetic RW agitprop link. You guys aren't even trying to sound factual anymore.
This is funny. A few insults and the typical meme from a leftists "fact checking site" toss in a dash of


"Not trying to sound factual"

And you have the status quo leftist non rebuttal "rebuttal"

Good job
 
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This is funny. A few insults and the typical meme from a leftists "fact checking site" toss in a dash of


"Not trying to sound factual"

And you have the status quo leftist non rebuttal "rebuttal"

Good job
Good job with the usual fake RW whine of "wahhh.....why won't you accept our agitprop as fact?".

Snowflake.
 
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Still no rebuttal just the constant drone of empty leftist nonsense
again you act as if censoring conservatives is a bad idea.. i'm not suggesting the government do this but dont you think fox news is selective in who it lets give a view.. yeah i think fox is guilty of sective news coverage, which s a form of censorship if a company owned or staffed by liberals wishes to outright ban any and all right wing speech/ there is no law that says they cant, i honestly wish that was done here, i see no intellegent comments by right wing types either fake news or crude remarks about how stupid that cute puerto rican socialist chick is
 
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It’s no secret that Big Tech swings to the Left and that...
This has nothing to do with right left.

if nonsense was coming from the left they would be concerned about that

It's about deceit and propaganda not left or right.

I have so had it with you deplorables.
 
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What's really comical is watching the loons running these social media sites squirm and wriggle trying to put a neutral face on their liberal propaganda inventions. The same thing happened during the highly embarrassing revelation of the e-mail exchanges we saw between FBI agents. Trying to say they can be non biased is a joke.