Another Media Giant Bows to Leftism

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Just last month, the CEO of Google testified before Congress.

But in typical liberal fashion, he uttered lie after lie.

One of the lies Google CEO Sundar Pichai told Congress centered around search results. Pichai clearly stated his company never “manually intervenes” on any search result. But internal documents prove otherwise.

Am I the only one wondering why leftists continue to lie about things when there’s a paper trail a mile wide to expose their dishonesty?

But back to the search results- according to Google, we see the organic results every single time.

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However, according to Breitbart:

…an internal discussion thread leaked to Breitbart News reveals Google regularly intervenes in search results on its YouTube video platform – including a recent intervention that pushed pro-life videos out of the top ten search results for “abortion.”

The term “abortion” was added to a “blacklist” file for “controversial YouTube queries,” which contains a list of search terms that the company considers sensitive. According to the leak, these include some of these search terms related to: abortion, abortions, the Irish abortion referendum, Democratic Congresswoman Maxine Waters, and anti-gun activist David Hogg.

Media Manipulation

Of course, YouTube started out as the place to share skateboard crashes and cute baby babbles, but it didn’t take anyone long to understand just how powerful the medium really is. Although YouTube isn’t a news outlet, people post more than 300 hours of video every single minute. Therefore, the space should be equally accessible to different schools of thought.

But that’s not the way liberals want things to be. They want the rest of the world to drink from the same poisonous tree. Their mantra is to squash the voice of conservatism at every possible angle. Thus, the pro-life videos were forced out of search results.

As Breitbart pointed out:

The software engineer noted that the change had occurred following an inquiry from a left-wing Slate journalist about the prominence of pro-life videos on YouTube, and that pro-life videos were replaced with pro-abortion videos in the top ten results for the search terms following Google’s manual intervention.

The manually downranked items included several videos from Dr. Antony Levatino, a former abortion doctor who is now a pro-life activist. Another video in the top ten featured a woman’s personal story of being pressured to have an abortion, while another featured pro-life conservative Ben Shapiro. The Slate journalist who complained to Google reported that these videos previously featured in the top ten, describing them in her story as “dangerous misinformation.”

Since the Slate journalist’s inquiry and Google’s subsequent intervention, the top search results now feature pro-abortion content from left-wing sources like BuzzFeed, Vice, CNN, and Last Week Tonight With John Oliver. In her report, the Slate journalist acknowledged that the search results changed shortly after she contacted Google.

A Piece of Cake

Sadly, it was extremely easy to make such a dramatic change. All it took was a phone call from a journalist and BAM! The videos moved. I bet Hillary wishes her emails could disappear that easily.

Even Google employees acknowledge the facts. This practice makes it seem like “we are pretty eager to cater our search results to the social and political agenda of left-wing journalists.”

And this is just the example of abortion. If you’ve ever watched Dr. Phil, he has a phrase he likes to use. “For every rat you see, there are 50 more hiding.” There’s no truer tale. If YouTube is willing to manipulate abortion results, what else are they hiding, or showing for that matter?

Apparently the complaint from just one Google employee was enough to add “Maxine Waters” to the blacklist. The employee felt her search result was “low quality”.

Breitbart continues:

Google’s alleged intervention on behalf of a Democratic congresswoman would be further evidence of the tech giant using its resources to prop up the left. Breitbart News previously reported on leaked emails revealing the company targeted pro-Democrat demographics in its get-out-the-vote efforts in 2016.

Free Speech?

YouTube is billed as a platform for free speech. But clearly, the free speech is only available on the left. And any claim made to the contrary is just an insult to our intelligence. But that didn’t stop YouTube from trying.

In their comment regarding the abortion videos, this is what YouTube had to say:

YouTube is a platform for free speech where anyone can choose to post videos, as long as they follow our Community Guidelines, which prohibit things like inciting violence and pornography. We apply these policies impartially and we allow both pro-life and pro-choice opinions. Over the last year we’ve described how we are working to better surface news sources across our site for news-related searches and topical information. We’ve improved our search and discovery algorithms, built new features that clearly label and prominently surface news sources on our homepage and search pages, and introduced information panels to help give users more authoritative sources where they can fact check information for themselves.

I guess it was just a convenient fringe benefit when pro-life videos were moved down while pro-choice videos were manually put on top.

Of course, as a subsidiary of Google, it’s pretty clear that this all comes back to Trump-hating.

Google wanted Hillary to win. In fact, Google invested money into Hillary. And when Trump took the cake, Google employees cried in their binary code.

Since they can’t get rid of the President, they’ll settle for the next best thing: silencing those who share his values and vision.

 

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