Matt covered the bombshell Project Veritas report yesterday which showed key Google employees discussing the various ways that they can manipulate search results in order to ensure the type of United States election results that they want to see. What Google wants, the videos suggest, is to prevent President Trump from winning in 2020.
Well, Project Veritas decided to dig into this bastion of liberalism. After all, its reach to the public with their products is how millions get the news. It’s also a medium that Donald Trump harnessed expertly to outmaneuver the Left in the 2016 election. Liberals know it. Over at Google, one executive, Jen Gennai, is working hard to ensure that its AI feature and associated algorithms work hard to pretty much help alter electoral outcomes.
Project Veritas, founded by James O'Keefe, caught Gennai on tape chastising presidential candidate and progressive icon Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) for wanting to break up Google. Gennai claims this is wrong to do because smaller companies would not be able to prevent the "next Trump situation."
"Elizabeth Warren is saying we should break up Google," Gennai said. “And like, I love her but she’s very misguided, like that will not make it better it will make it worse, because all these smaller companies who don’t have the same resources that we do will be charged with preventing the next Trump situation, it’s like a small company cannot do that."
Gennai also claimed that "We all got screwed over in 2016, again it wasn’t just us, it was, the people got screwed over, the news media got screwed over, like, everybody got screwed over so we’re rapidly been like, what happened there and how do we prevent it from happening again.”
“We’re also training our algorithms, like, if 2016 happened again, would we have, would the outcome be different?" she said to the Project Veritas undercover investigator.
In response to Veritas videos, Gennai said she was simply "having a casual chat with someone at a restaurant and used some imprecise language."
She also asserts that, despite being the Head of Responsible Innovation at Google, she is an inconsequential employee within the company. Strangely enough, however, Gennai deleted all of her social media accounts following the release of O'Keefe's video.
On Tuesday, Project Veritas released a leaked e-mail showing an employee named Liam Hopkins. The email seems to confirm that Google's algorithms are being manipulated to suppress conservative thought.
via Project Veritas:
Project Veritas has obtained a newly leaked document from Google that appears to show a Google employee and member of Google “transparency-and-ethics” group calling conservative and libertarian commentators, including Dennis Prager and Ben Shapiro, “nazis.” Project Veritas received this document after the release of its investigation into Google through the “Be Brave” campaign at VeritasTips@protonmail.com.
The email apparently was sent as part of the Google “transparency-and-ethics” group internal communications and suggests that content from PragerU, Jordan Peterson, and Ben Shapiro should be disabled from the “suggestion feature.”
It is unclear what Hopkins role is on the "transparency-and-ethics" team, but in December of 2018, a Google software engineer named Liam Hopkins signed a public letter to Google's CEOs signed "2019 must be the year to end forced arbitration."
The email released Tuesday, which can be seen here, has been transcribed below:
"Today it is often 1 or 2 steps to Nazis if we understand that PragerU, Jordan Peterson, Ben Shapiro et al are nazis using the dog whistles you mention in step 1. I can receive these recommendations regardless of the content of what I'm looking at, and I have recorded thousands of internet users sharing the same experience.”
The leaked email seems to disprove Gennai's claim on Monday that “Google has repeatedly been clear that it works to be a trustworthy source of information, without regard to political viewpoint. In fact, Google has no notion of political ideology in its rankings.”
Editor's Note: In the interest of transparency, the author of this piece has a relative who works for Project Veritas.