In case you had any doubt about how leftist the silicon valley crowd is….
A video, from just after the 2016 election, has surfaced of the people who run Google, uniformly decrying Hillary Clnton’s loss and attacking Donald Trump.
Since breitbart.com obtained the video, I won’t put it up on this blog – but I will give you the link so you can see it for yourself.
And I will show you breitbart’s partial enumeration of what the video contains:
Co-founder Sergey Brin can be heard comparing Trump supporters to fascists and extremists. Brin argues that like other extremists, Trump voters were motivated by “boredom,” which he says in the past led to fascism and communism.
The Google co-founder then asks his company to consider what it can do to ensure a “better quality of governance and decision-making.”
VP for Global Affairs Kent Walker argues that supporters of populist causes like the Trump campaign are motivated by “fear, xenophobia, hatred, and a desire for answers that may or may not be there.”
Later, Walker says that Google should fight to ensure the populist movement – not just in the U.S. but around the world – is merely a “blip” and a “hiccup” in a historical arc that “bends toward progress.”
Does that in any way suggest Google is a neutral organization? That it makes its decisions on what to feature, what to ban, what to shadow-ban, neutrally?
You’d have to be a human potato to think so.
And remember: this political bias is not just Google. This also true of leftward websites such as Facebook, Twitter, and who knows how many others.
These single-minded ideologues have the power to shape national opinion. And they can do so with most people not even knowing it is happening.
How many of us, for example, go past the first google page to search for information? If the information sought out is political, and that first page is intentionally loaded with one side’s view of things? You can draw your own conclusions.
The Trump administration has, very preliminarily, floated the possibility of regulating social media to insure fairness. That could mean regulations similar to those of broadcast media, or even breaking up several of these giants – the way AT&T was broken up years ago – because they wield too much power.
Maybe it’s time to get more serious about that.