Big Tech claims they don’t bury conservative media. Yet, there sure are a lot of Big Tech employees openly talking about burying conservative media. Something we know about first hand (see Former Facebook Employees SPECIFICALLY NAME ‘Steven Crowder’ As Blacklisted News Site and Steven Crowder Officially Files Legal Motion Against Facebook Requesting Information).
In any other industry, this exclusive from the Daily Caller would be a bombshell. Where company employees target SPECIFIC CUSTOMERS BY NAME. But it’s only us in the conservative media. So we’re just paranoid.
Communications obtained by TheDCNF show that internal Google discussions went beyond expressing remorse over Clinton’s loss to actually discussing ways Google could prevent Trump from winning again.
“This was an election of false equivalencies, and Google, sadly, had a hand in it,” Google engineer Scott Byer wrote in a Nov. 9, 2016, post reviewed by TheDCNF.
Byer falsely labeled The Daily Caller and Breitbart as “opinion blogs” and urged his coworkers to reduce their visibility in search results.
“How many times did you see the Election now card with items from opinion blogs (Breitbart, Daily Caller) elevated next to legitimate news organizations? That’s something that can and should be fixed,” Byer wrote.
CNTL+ALT+yes, private businesses can do whatever they want. Or at least should. Though I’d argue the people who control our information actively suppressing some of that information is slightly more noteworthy than a bakery not wanting to paddy-cake you a wedding cake. But those cake bakers are at least honest about whom they want and do not want to serve. I’d be happy if Big Tech would just be honest about who they are. Wouldn’t you?
Sure, there’s no “proof” of Big Tech’s bias against the right. There isn’t a smoking gun. But we all see how our Facebook reach doesn’t jive with the size of our audience. We notice how Twitter’s “mistakes” all seem to go in one direction. We all see what happens when we search on Google. Now we hear of Google confirming some of what we suspected.
And we all hear the open disdain from the people who work for these companies.