While bloviating at a House Judiciary Committee hearing with the CEO of Google, Rep. Jerrold Nadler, D-Google (we know he allegedly represents a district in far-left New York, more on that below), claimed that concerns that Google maintains an anti-conservative bias are based on nothing more than a conspiracy theory. Never mind the facts, not to mention documents and emails that originated from WITHIN the company.
“Before we delve into these questions, I must first dispense with a completely illegitimate issue, which is the fantasy dreamed up by some conservatives that Google and other online platforms have an anti-conservative bias,” he said. “As I have said repeatedly, no credible evidence supports this right-wing conspiracy theory. I have little doubt that my Republican colleagues will spent time presenting a laundry list of anecdotes and out-of-context statements made by Google employees as supposed evidence of anti-conservative bias. None of that will make it true.”
Here’s video of his bought-and-paid-for claim (more on that below as well):
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He also claimed that Google has a right to suppress and censor conservative views.
“Even if Google were to deliberately discriminate against conservative viewpoints, just as Fox News and Sinclair Broadcasting, conservative radio hosts like Rush Limbaugh, discriminate against liberal points of view, that would be its rights as a private company to do so, not to be questioned by government,” he added.
The statement by Nadler indicates that he’s perfectly fine with Silicon Valley tech giants engaging in viewpoint discrimination against those with whom he disagrees.
Nadler’s statement also flies in the face of emails uncovered by Breitbart.com. According to Allum Bokhari, “a group of Google employees, with encouragement from the tech giant’s director of monetization, began plotting the downfall of this website shortly after the 2016 election.”
The group sought to strike at Breitbart News’ revenue by kicking the site off Google’s market-dominating ad services. Although their efforts ultimately failed, the discussion featured senior Google employees speaking frankly about their reasons for targeting the site. These included unfounded allegations of “hate speech” and “fake news.”
In the leaked emails, Google employee Richard Zippel advised a fellow employee that Google would act against Breitbart News “at the site level” if sufficient examples of “hate” were found. This kicked off a concerted effort to find evidence of “hate speech” on Breitbart.
Bokhari further noted:
Earlier this year, Breitbart News revealed that a cabal of employees in Google’s ad department was directing the company’s ad clients to the page of Sleeping Giants, a far-left organization that attempts to blacklist conservative media organizations – including Breitbart News – by spreading slander to their advertisers.
In the same report, Breitbart News revealed that Jeff Lakusta, Pierre Fite-georgel, and Tim Chevalier had authored an open letter to Google’s management formally requesting that Breitbart be demonetized. It now appears that the letter was the tail-end of a long process within Google to smear Breitbart as a place for “fake news” and “hate speech,” that began mere months after the 2016 election.
The full leaked discussion can be seen here.
Moreover, documents revealed Google executives and other employees sought to bury conservative content. But Nadler would have us believe that never happened.
Of course, we know that Nadler was elected to office from New York, but it seems that he proves the maxim that we get the “best” government money can buy. As Cassandra Fairbanks tells us, Nadler received no less than $26,458 from Alphabet Inc., Google’s parent company, from 2017-2018.
Breitbart also observed:
Records from the Federal Election Commission also reveal that Nadler has received regular disbursements from the Google Inc. NetPac in 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018, usually totalling $10,000 a year.
Alphabet Inc. was the highest contributor to Nadler’s campaign and leadership PAC in 2018, while Facebook also donated $2,500.
Google certainly seems to be getting its money’s worth from Nadler. Perhaps they should just put him on their payroll…
And as we noted here, this isn’t the first time the Democrat has stood for censorship.
Question: What’s the difference between Nadler and the communists who ran the former Soviet Union?
Answer: Native language.
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