A video leaked to Breitbart News on Wednesday shows the company’s dismay at the election of President Donald J. Trump in a full staff meeting the week of the 2016 election.
“I certainly find this election to be deeply offensive, and I know many of you do too,” said Google co-founder Sergey Brin. “It conflicts with many of our values. There are two dominant reasons to be upset. One is that, you know, so many people apparently don’t share many of the values that we have.”
Brin, founder of the most powerful company on earth, blatantly admitted that he was disappointed that many Americans do not share the company’s leftist world view, which he called “upsetting.”
— Breitbart News (@BreitbartNews) September 12, 2018
Perhaps scariest, Google CFO Ruth Porat promised retribution. She said the company will “use the great strength and resources and reach we have to continue to advance really important values.”
One might wonder if those “resources” include the ability to censure those with viewpoints that are clearly at odds with Google’s.
The company’s Senior VP for Global Affairs, Kent Walker said that “fear, not just in the United States, but around the world is fueling concerns, xenophobia, hatred, and a desire for answers that may or may not be there” while trying to explain why so many Americans voted for Trump.
Towards the end of the video, a Google employee bemoans “disinformation” and “fake news” that he claims was shared by “low-information voters” during the election cycle, and asked asked if the company could do anything to “filter this out.”
Google CEO Sundar Pichai said that the company’s investments in artificial intelligence could be beneficial in this area.
The video was leaked during a time of intense scrutiny of Silicon Valley tech giants for credible accusations of censorship against conservatives online. In light of these accusations, the Department of Justice is considering an investigation into social media companies like Google, Facebook and Twitter.
“Attorney General Jeff Sessions is exploring a potential investigation of social media companies and will be briefed on Sept. 25 by Republican state attorneys general who are already examining the firms’ practices, according to two people familiar with the matter,” said a Tuesday report.
The attorneys general to attend the meeting will be from Alabama, Nebraska, Tennessee, Louisiana and Texas.
The meeting will be held to determine whether there is a legitimate case against companies like Google, Apple, Facebook and Twitter, all of whom have been accused of unfairly targeting and deplatforming conservatives, essentially removing them from public discourse.
“Sessions hasn’t made up his mind about whether to proceed, the people said,” according to the report. “At least one of the attorneys general participating in the meeting has indicated he seeks to break up the companies.”
An investigation would surely be a start in unpacking the clear left-wing bias harbored in Silicon Valley.
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