How Google created algorithms to hide its political bias and allegedly manipulate perceptions of Int
A former Google insider claiming the company created algorithms to hide its political bias within artificial intelligence platforms – in effect targeting particular words, phrases and contexts to promote, alter, reference or manipulate perceptions of Internet content – delivered roughly 950 pages of documents to the Department of Justice’s Antitrust division Friday.
Let's talk about regulating speech online because this this is at the crux of everything that is so important and this is what you saw when you were at Google. I mean I am in internal documents. First I want to play a clip right here.
This is Senator Ted Cruz and there's been a lot of others but listen to this from Ted Cruz in a March 8 chain email to at least 17 other Google employees Google employee Liam hot Hopkins stated that quote pic Prager u Jordan Peterson Ben Shapiro at all are all Nazi. This is a quote are using dog whistles.
He further suggested that Google isolate this quote far right content all night sees Ben Shapiro come on prank Prager you. I mean this is this is internal communications. This is what's going on at Google.
They're trying to tell us how to think. Is that what it is. In this it is.
And the thing is is that these people were in a discussion on how to break down break but at the time to bring at the of cut far off from their revenue stream. And the reason why is because according to these people they're supporting Nazis and it's pretty outrageous to listen to them and hear them try to make sense. I tried to make sense of it and I really can't. And you know these are people that you know are trying to kick people off of different services and kicking someone off.
You know that the ad network is pretty insidious. This was done to close the gap ad recently. You know right after the Democratic debates her first ad account went down meaning that her opponents were able to capture the keywords and redirect traffic to their websites.
That's it. Let me read a little bit of this because Tulsi Gabbard lawsuit against Google is actually making the case for regulating online political ads because she sued Google for temporarily suspending her campaign's Google Ads account after her appearance in last month's Democratic presidential debate when she was one of Google's most searched candidates. Whatever the court decides the lawsuit demonstrated Google's power to influence elections through its monopoly to control online advertising that is so important for people to understand.
Explain Zach how serious this is when we are controlling and Google is controlling what we are allowed to communicate what we are allowed to say. How does this change society. You explained this to me very well when you were in Washington D.C. You and your friend Patrick were able to explain this and it scared the living daylights out of me. Explain it right.
So Google grew its size by promising to the customer and the users that they would organize the world's information and make it universally accessible and useful.
And this was their mission statement. And you know they've created this public alarm that people can exchange ideas and as soon as something doesn't go according to their agenda they've decided to slam the door shut. And so what you're seeing with toasted gathered is that they're changing from the public forum to this publisher and we're all surprised because we didn't think that that was the kind of company that they were.