In the most recently released WikiLeaks emails, it was proven that Democratic nominee for President, Hillary Clinton, met with Eric Schmidt, the Executive Chairman of Alphabet, Inc. to discuss campaign and election strategies.
Alphabet Inc. is the parent company for the largest company in the world, Google.
This means Schmidt is the big boss of the world’s biggest and most valuable brand.
And now we’ve learned that the Internet’s leading search engine has the power to manipulate public opinion on a massive scale.
According to top psychologist, Robert Epstein, Google’s intricate algorithm has the power to manipulate public opinion so strongly, it can influence up to 10 million undecided voters.
After several years of research involving more than 10,000 people in 39 countries, Epstein concluded Google has “the power to control elections.”
He also noted that by favoring one candidate over another in some demographics, up to 80 percent of undecided voters can easily be manipulated by the Internet giant.
“Many people have established that Google has a very close relationship with Hillary Clinton. Google seems to be favoring Hillary Clinton in its search suggestions, the suggestions it gives you when you first start to type an item.”
Back in August, we proved how Google altered its algorithm to prevent the search “Clinton body count” from auto-completing.
This was different from the other search engines, which allowed the search for “Clinton body count”.
Back in June, SourceFed revealed Google was indeed manipulating its search results to bury unflattering stories about Hillary.
The Washington Times reported:
“For example, when typing ‘Hillary Clinton cri,’ Google’s auto-complete function brings up as its top choice ‘Hillary Clinton crime reform,’ even though competing search engines Bing and Yahoo show the most popular search topics are ‘Hillary Clinton criminal charges’ and ‘Hillary Clinton crime.’”
Then in August, Politico reported on how “Google could rig the 2016 election” by altering its search algorithms.
Epstein noted that Facebook also has the power to shift up to 600,000 voters on Election Day by simply sending out targeted reminders to Hillary Clinton supporters telling them to vote, and not sending out the same reminder to Trump supporters.
The amount of bias here is disgusting.
According to Epstein:
“Google’s algorithm has probably been determining the outcomes of close elections around the world for many years, probably actually controlling the winner in as many as 25 percent of the national elections of the world.”
Epstein also added that Google’s power is “unprecedented in human history”, posing a dangerous “threat to democracy” because it has no competitor and is automatically trusted more than any newspaper, magazine, or television station.
The American people need to be aware of the Internet’s power of persuasion.
“So across the board, I think it’s time for people to realize, and for us to begin to take action over the fact that these massive entities, these massive corporations that are what influence us hour after hour, day after day, can impact the political outcomes in America and around the world.
… But right now they have massive control over information and they are unlimited and unbridled. There is nothing capping their behavior except public exposure of their behavior.”
And that’s the point.
As long as Google receives limited exposure on this issue, they have no reason to stop their unbridled persuasion.
But if anti-Democrat voters began boycotting the largest and most powerful search engine in the world, they may stand up and take notice.