As Fox News first reported Thursday night, Google staffers discussed skewing search results to promote leftist immigration causes after President Donald J. Trump announced a temporary halt on immigration from seven primarily Muslim nations early this year.
“According to the email chain, Google staffers suggested actively countering ‘islamophobic, algorithmically biased results from search terms ‘Islam,’ ‘Muslim,’ ‘Iran,’ etc.’ and countering ‘prejudiced, algorithmically biased search results” regarding the words ‘Mexico,’ ‘Hispanic’ and ‘Latino,'” the report said.
Of course, what is “islamophobic” or “prejudiced” is entirely subjective and open to interpretation. If interpreted by leftists in Silicon Valley, everyone to the political right of Stalin is a bigot.
“Overall idea: Leverage search to highlight important organizations to donate to, current news, etc. to keep people abreast of how they can help as well as the resources available for immigrations [sic] or people traveling,” said an email from a marketing staffer.
“I know this would require a full on sprint to make happen, but I think this is the sort of super timely and imperative information that we need as we know that this country and Google, would not exist without immigration,” a product manager said in response.
The email thread brings to light an important point. Google views itself as the arbiter of what information is important for internet users to see.
But Google does not have the authority to speak on behalf of the citizens of this country. We did not elect Google, we elect representatives.
The Silicon Valley monstrosity was co-founded by an immigrant from the Soviet Union and is actively working on a censored version of its platform for the communist Chinese government. Should we really trust them with this type of power?
Google responded to the Fox report with a predictably generic message.
“These emails were just a brainstorm of ideas, none of which were ever implemented. Google has never manipulated its search results or modified any of its products to promote a particular political ideology — not in the current campaign season, not during the 2016 election, and not in the aftermath of President Trump’s executive order on immigration. Our processes and policies would not have allowed for any manipulation of search results to promote political ideologies,” a spokesperson reportedly said.
Unlikely Ally: Russian Foreign Minister Calls Out Big Tech Shenanigans
Nationalists may find allies in strange places.
Prior to the installation of Joe Biden as U.S. president, Big Tech went on a censorship spree against former President Donald Trump and his supporters. Such corporate activism against Trump has evoked a strong international response from foreign leaders fearful of the American corporate sector’s power.
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov recently declared that Big Tech’s actions represent egregious violations of American constitutional law.
“Recent events, including those in the United States, [pertain] to a situation when half a dozen people who have created their technological empires do not even want to know what rights they have in their countries. They themselves define their rights on the basis of so-called corporate norms and they don’t care a bit about the constitutions of their nations. We have clearly seen this in the United States, and this, of course, causes serious concern”, Lavrov said to reporters on January 11, 2021.
Lavrov declared that Big Tech’s behavior “comes from evil”. He criticized American leaders for failing to provide free access to information on the Internet.
The Russian foreign minister’s comments were in response to Twitter’s decision to permanently ban Donald Trump’s personal account earlier in January. The social media platform blamed the president for inciting an “insurrection” after a small group of his supporters stormed the Capitol on January 6.
Facebook and Instagram followed in Twitter’s footsteps, although the media platforms are currently reviewing if they’ll let Trump re-access his accounts.
It seems some of the most ardent opponents of America’s woke regime tend to come from abroad. America can no longer claim that it’s exceptional when both its private and public sector have no commitment to respecting its founding principles.
The Right needs to regroup and build a proper nationalist infrastructure to combat the current political apparatus in front of us.
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