Wednesday, July 24, 2019

Google Engineer: 'Are We Going To Let The Biggest Tech Companies Decide Who Wins Elections?'

Google engineer goes public: Spills secrets on political manipulation

A senior software engineer at Google admitted in an interview with Project Veritas that “Big Tech” is not politically neutral and that his company manipulates search algorithms “to do what we want them to do.”

“It’s time to decide, do we run the technology, or does the technology run us?” said Greg Coppola, who works on artificial intelligence and the popular Google Assistant software.
“Are we going to just let the biggest tech companies decide who wins every election from now on?”
Project Veritas has conducted a series of insider Google reports that feature internal documents exposing political bias, “algorithmic unfairness” and the use of “blacklists” at subsidiary YouTube.
“I look at search and I look at Google News and I see what it’s doing and I see Google executives go to Congress and say that it’s not manipulated. It’s not political. And I’m just so sure that’s not true,” Coppola said.
He noted he has a doctoral degree and five years of experience at Google.

“I just know how algorithms are. They don’t write themselves. We write them to do what we want them to do,” he said.

WND reported last week Harvard-trained researcher Robert Epstein, who voted for Hillary Clinton, told a congressional panel that Google’s search results favored the Democratic candidate in 2016 and can do the same in 2020.

Epstein testified to the Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution that biased search results can alter the opinion of millions.
A senior research psychologist at the American Institute for Behavioral Research, Epstein made it clear at the hearing July 16 that he is “not a conservative.”

“I am here today for three reasons: to explain why Google presents a serious threat to democracy and human autonomy, to explain how passive monitoring systems can protect us both now and in the future from companies like Google, and to tell you how Congress can immediately end Google’s worldwide monopoly on search,” he said in his prepared testimony.

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