Monday, September 17, 2018 by Ethan Huff
By far the world’s largest and most prolific search engine, Google is working on new strategies to meddle with and change the outcomes of American (and possibly other) elections, and The New York Times (NYT) doesn’t want you to know about it.
Jack Nicas, a reporter for the NYT, deliberately withheld key details in a story he wrote for the paper that supposedly covered the contents of a leaked video depicting a meeting that took place among Google top brass shortly after the 2016 presidential election.
In this video, Google executives are heard and seen strategizing about ways to thwart future elections in order to prevent people like Donald Trump from becoming president.
“It’s worth being very vigilant and thinking about all these issues, what we can do to lead to maybe a better quality of governance and decision-making and so forth,” Google co-founder, Sergey Brin, states in the video, clearly implying that his company is planning to interfere in elections.
Google CEO, Sundar Pichai, also commented on the matter, explaining how AI (artificial intelligence) can be used to fight the types of “misinformation” that he seems to think was responsible for people voting for Donald Trump as opposed to Hillary Clinton.
Google CFO, Ruth Porat, also chimed in on the matter, as seen in the video, explaining that Google has a unique opportunity to “use the great strength and resources and reach we have to continue to advance really important values.”
All of this and more isn’t hard to decipher: Google doesn’t like Donald Trump and wants to do more in the future to prevent people like him from getting elected into positions of political power. But in covering this video, Nicas from the NYT presented the nature of the conversation much differently.
In his article entitled, “Silicon Valley Warms to Trump After a Chilly Start,” Nicas framed the narrative in terms of fear and reluctance over the consequences of a Trump presidency, implying that Google executives were somehow justified in being fearful of its repercussions.
Nicas suggested in his article that Google employees merely gathered together to console one another and give each other hugs, making no mention whatsoever of the company’s sinister plans to have its movers and shakers collude with one another by interfering with the democratic process.
“[T]his is all the Times chose to tell its readers about the meeting,” explains John Nolte from Breitbart in his own article about the insidious scandal.
Keep in mind that Nicas had full access to the entire roughly hour-long video, as evidenced by other statements he made in his article about a Google employee asking Pichai if there was any “silver lining” to a Trump presidency – a question that was asked at the very end of the video.
The full video is available for viewing at Breitbart.
“[I]n my view, what you have here is a smoking gun proving the biggest Internet search engine in the world (by far) intends to abuse its corporate power to affect the outcome of elections, to manipulate searches in a way that will result in political outcomes desired by a multinational corporation and Silicon Valley,” Nolte adds about the situation.
Rather than demonstrate shame for his misreporting of the facts back in March, Nicas has apparently been bragging all over social media about his fake news escapades. He even criticized Breitbart for reporting the facts, implying that the news outlet basically stole the article from him, even though he failed both in accuracy and intent.
It’s important to note that Google actually did try to influence the 2016 presidential election in favor of Hillary Clinton, but obviously failed miserably. It appears they’re hoping to do better next time.
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