A manager at Google affirmed that searches are “skewed by the owners and the drivers of the algorithm” to “play God” in favouring the election prospects of Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden, according to breakingchristiannews.com.
The report claims the ‘manipulation’ harms President Donald Trump’s victory prospects at coming presidential election in the United States (US).
Project Veritas, a non-profit undercover reporting enterprise, has released two new videos of conversations with Google managers verifying how such suppression is actually implemented.
The first “sting” video featured Ritesh Lakhkar, a technical program manager at Google, as well as Patrick Markan, a lead mechanical engineer at Fitbit, a consumer electronics and fitness company currently being bought by Google.
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Globally, there are growing allegations that “Big Tech” companies like Google, Facebook and Twitter censor and suppress political speech to favour and disfavour some candidates.
In a related development, it is alleged in part that Google pays billions of dollars a year to device manufacturers like Apple, LG, Motorola, and Samsung and browser developers like Mozilla and Opera to be their default search engine and in many cases to prohibit them from dealing with Google’s competitors.
As a result, “Google effectively owns or controls search distribution channels accounting for roughly 80 percent of the general search queries in the United States.”
Hence, the Trump administration on Tuesday sued Google in what is the largest antitrust case against a tech company in more than two decades.