The tech titans think they know what is best for us and what we should and shouldn’t see. This is dangerous. I now longer use Google for search. More of us just need to move on. There are alternatives.
A recent bombshell report from Breitbart’s Allum Bokhari, based on leaked internal corporate discussions, provides what a Google employee called a “smoking gun” regarding Google’s political bias—and how Google has deceived the public about how it handles user searches.
The article revealed that Google maintains a “blacklist” of politically sensitive search terms, and manually manipulates search results for these terms in a way that seems appropriate to Google’s overwhelmingly left-wing staff. Furthermore, the appearance of some items on this blacklist appears to be driven directly from complaints from the left-wing media.
While the establishment tech press (Ars Technica, Tech Crunch, etc.) studiously ignored the story, prominent conservatives such as Donald Trump Jr., Brad Parscale (President Trump’s campaign manager), Matt Drudge, Michelle Malkin, and Dennis Prager, along with senators like Josh Hawley (already showing himself to be a conservative star on these issues in his first month in the Senate) and Marsha Blackburn (a tech policy star when she was in the House) were quick to understand the story’s broader significance.
What is perhaps most notable about these revelations is that they seem to directly contradict the testimony of Google CEO Sundar Pichai that “we don’t manually intervene on any search result,” leaving Pichai open to charges of perjury, and Google, at the very least, open to a strong case of deceptive trade practices.