According to a leaked internal briefing by tech giant Google named “The Good Censor,” the search engine and other platforms must abandon their commitment to the “American tradition” in order to advance global expansion and keep advertisers happy.
The leaked briefing can be read in full below.
The briefing also portrays President Donald Trump as a ‘conspiracy theorist.’
Despite the briefing outlining the tech giant’s move for aggressive global expansion, a Google spokeswoman maintained that the document should be viewed internal research.
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The briefing was the product of a comprehensive process involving g “several layers of research,” which included expert interviews with MIT Tech Review editor-in-chief Jason Pontin, Atlantic staff writer Franklin Foer, and academic Kalev Leetaru.
35 cultural observers and 7 cultural leaders have also consulted int he production of the briefing.
According to Breitbart: One of the reasons the document cites for alleged public disillusionment with free speech on the web (“users are asking if the openness of the internet should be celebrated after all,” claims the briefing) is the fact that it allows “conspiracy theories” to spread.
The example Google uses to highlight “conspiracy theories” on social media is a 2016 tweet from then-candidate Donald Trump, alleging that Google search suppressed negative results about Hillary Clinton. The example appears on page 49 of the briefing.
At the time, Google said that it suppressed negative autocomplete suggestions about everybody, not just Clinton.
But it was comparatively easy to find such autocomplete results when searching for Bernie Sanders or Donald Trump.
Independent research from psychologist Dr. Robert Epstein shows that Google searches did indeed favor Clinton in 2016.
The document did not address the fact that the impact of foreign “bots” and propaganda on social media has a negligible impact on voters, according to leading political psychologists.
via Humans Are Free