Google is one of the most powerful companies in the world. If the report below is accurate, it should trouble people on both sides of the political spectrum because if this can be done to Conservatives, it can be done to anyone.
News Busters reports:
Google Employees Wanted to ‘Suppress’ Conservative News
Research has shown that Google has a habit of downranking conservative news in the search rankings. Now The Daily Caller has proof of employees wanting to do so.
The Daily Caller published leaked emails from Google on November 30, which singled out the Caller and Breitbart as “opinion blogs” that should be downranked on Google Search. A Google engineer, Scott Byer, wrote, “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 wanted Google to plan for the election in 2020, saying, “Let’s make sure that we reverse things in four years — demographics will be on our side.”
Other Google employees chimed in with concern that by measuring the news, other sources could be marked as illegitimate as well. One engineer wrote that by marking conservative news as “opinion blogs,” Google would be opening the door to having MSNBC marked as an opinion blog. “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,” wrote engineer Uri Dekel.
This needs to be investigated by Congress and possibly the Justice Department. The left can’t be allowed to rig the game for their own benefit.
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