Published: Sat, September 15, 2018

Google video highlights hubris of left

Google video highlights hubris of left

In the hour long video, Brin begins the meeting by talking in a sullen tone and calls the election "deeply offensive".

On Tuesday, Trump campaign manager Brad Parscale published an op-ed in USA TODAY alleging Google and other major tech companies filter, suppress and directly attack conservatives. In doing so, Google's leaders encouraged their workers to be understanding of "all sides of the political spectrum", as Eileen Naughton, the company's vice president for people operations, put it.

The video appeared shortly after Trump accused social media companies of interfering in both the 2016 and 2018 presidential elections. "We need to do better".

Last month Trump accused Google Inc. and other US tech companies of rigging search results about him "so that nearly all stories & news is BAD". "@google needs to explain why this isn't a threat to the Republic". "Google believes they can shape your search results and videos to make you "have their values".

Trump's son Donald Trump Jr. tweeted: "They control 91% of all search and they get to decide what everyone sees".

"That's something else I think we ought to really focus on", Brin says. He even threatened to drag Google to Capitol Hill to answer for its political leanings saying "An invite will be on its way".

"At a regularly scheduled all hands meeting, some Google employees and executives expressed their own personal views in the aftermath of a long and divisive election season", the statement to Breitbart reads. "Nothing was said at that meeting, or any other meeting, to suggest that any political bias ever influences the way we build or operate our products", the company said in a statement. To the different, our products are built for each person, and we fabricate them with extraordinary care to be a sterling source of info for each person, without regard to political standpoint."That can also not be ample to persuade Trump, who closing month accused Google of political bias".

The video, which was released by Breitbart, comes amid a slew of allegations of political Left-wing bias in Silicon Valley, with the biggest names in technology charged with harbouring an agenda against conservative politicians and their views. Google was notably absent from a Senate Intelligence Committee hearing in September - after it declined to send top leadership alongside Facebook Chief Operating Officer Cheryl Sandberg and Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey - but Congress has taken a greater appetite in examining each of the companies, as the political ramifications of social media, search results and ad placement continue to draw public attention.

Tech firms have begun to play a larger - and more active - role in politics, as Twitter and Facebook have each announced the suspensions of fake accounts aimed at influencing US politics, as Google and Microsoft have worked to alert campaigns of attempted hacks.

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