CEOs of Apple, Amazon, Facebook and Google were given the chance to answer for themselves when it comes to the suppression of conservative voices. The House antitrust committee wants to know why these men believe they have the right to remove certain voices from their platforms entirely. Twitter did not send any representatives to the meeting.
There are some who believe that their CEO, Jack Dorsey, would be unwilling to offer the necessary transparency. He’s one of the many social media giants who will remove Trump posts without so much as a second thought. GOP Representative Jim Jordan wanted some real answers about what is taking place at Google.
He even asked the Google CEO who was present about their willingness to suppress information that the liberals do not want to see. Google CEO Sundar Pichai was not willing or able to give Jordan a straight answer when it comes to this matter. His inability to answer the question says it all, doesn’t it?
Pichai’s reaction to Jordan’s query spoke volumes. It was a simple “yes” or “no” question but Pichai couldn’t handle that to save his life. He was asked the question several times and given every opportunity to provide the necessary transparency. All Jordan wanted to know is whether the American people could reasonably expect fair and honorable election coverage from Google.
Google CEO Sundar Pichai says that during the presidential race, the company “won’t do any work to politically tilt anything one way or the other” for the Trump or Biden campaigns https://t.co/83sKht0bRx pic.twitter.com/vgDbo4MIlP
— CBS News (@CBSNews) July 29, 2020
1Instead of just saying “no”, Pinchai launched into the talking points that had already been prepared on his behalf. It’s almost like he wasn’t willing to reveal the full truth of the matter. Google is going to tailor their features so that Biden is able to win the election and there’s not much that can be done about it. How optimistic can anyone be when Pichai himself is not ready to offer any real commentary?
This was his chance to reassure the Americans who are nervous about such an occurrence. Pichai is not concerned with providing reassurance, though. In his mind, it is more important to give the appearance of neutrality. Google “won’t do any work to politically tilt anything one way or the other”, if Pichai is to be believed.
We would be more willing to believe Pichai if we weren’t fully aware of what took place back in 2016. Google did everything that they could to rig the election in Hillary Clinton’s favor. We guess that this should be reassuring to most of us because their efforts did not actually pan out but perhaps they have learned from their mistakes in the meantime.
Tucker Carlson has already spilled the beans about the Google chicanery from the last election. In 2018, an e-mail leaked out to the general public. If we had to guess, Google was probably very unhappy about the matter. The tech giant clearly wanted Hillary Clinton to beat Donald Trump and senior Google employees were involved in the scheme.
The e-mail that was intercepted by Carlson outlined the plan from Google. They would do everything that they could to increase voter turnout in a manner that was beneficial to their chosen candidate. The e-mail was sent on November 9, 2016 and it would be hard for any Google employee to deny the implication here.
Eliana Murillo, Google’s former head of multicultural marketing, was the person who is responsible for sending the e-mail. Their efforts may not have been as helpful as they would have liked before but that does not mean that the right wing should sit idly by and wait for that to happen again.
Inaction cannot be tolerated in these instances. While there are some Americans who are perfectly fine with being lied to by liberal tech giants, many of us have had quite enough. We applaud Jim Jordan for being willing to ask the tough questions and Pichai ought to feel ashamed of his unwillingness to truly engage with the points that were being made. It was a farce of a hearing, to say the least.