Democracy is in danger? You can thank Google for that

Democracy is in danger? You can thank Google for that

Tulsi Gabbard

Democracy is in danger? You can thank Google for that

At the same time President Biden says democracy is on the ballot in November, a media watchdog is reminding the public Google has used its power to help hand-picked politicians going back to an Illinois state senator named Barack Obama.

Free Speech America, the First Amendment advocacy arm of the Media Research Center, dug through years of its own data and news stories that demonstrated jaw-dropping bias from Google’s shadowy executives over the years. Way back in 2008, for example, numerous pro-Hillary Clinton bloggers woke up one morning to find all of their blogging accounts had been flagged by Obama supporters. Their accounts were then locked, and stayed that way, with the help of Google.

More recently, during the 2020 presidential primary, Democrat candidate Tulsi Gabbard watched Google suspend her online ad account and even send campaign emails to spam folders just hours after she shined during a Democrat debate. During the debate, her name was topping the Google search engine.

Google claimed at the time that Gabbard’s accounts were innocently flagged by an automated system that detected fraud.

MRC spokesman Michael Morris says the 16-page report is the first time anyone has documented how the big tech giant used its power to meddle in and manipulate elections.

Morris, Michael (MRC) Morris

“In fact, 41 times over the last 16 years,” Morris says. “And it's had a major impact, and the impact has surged dramatically making it even more harmful to democracy.”

In the offices and cubicles at Google headquarters, however, the far-left employees believe they are saving democracy from Nazis and white supremacists. That sentiment was evident in 2016, the day after Donald Trump won the White House, when Google workers held a company-wide meeting to share their shock and grief.

“As an immigrant and a refugee, I certainly find the selection deeply offensive, and I know many of you do, too,” Sergey Brin, Google’s co-founder, shared in a video that was leaked to Breitbart News.

“Our values are strong,” Brin continued. “We will fight to protect them, and we will use the great strength and resources and reach we have to continue to advance really important values.”

Reacting to the report, MRC founder Brent Bozell said Google’s “massive and deliberate” effort to interfere in U.S. elections is the “biggest threat to American democracy today.”

Incidentally, Gabbard sued Google in 2019 for $50 million alleging it unfairly targeted her presidential campaign. A federal judge tossed out the lawsuit a year later, ruling that Google did not violate her free speech rights because the tech company is a private company.

“To the extent Google ‘regulates’ anything, it regulates its own private speech and platform,” U.S. District Judge Stephen Wilson wrote in his ruling.