President Donald Trump’s campaign manager Brad Parscale announced on Twitter that the campaign and the RNC were jointly calling for a reversal of Google’s new advertising policies.
“Google has made an extraordinarily poor decision which will lead to less-informed voters, lower voter engagement, and voter suppression,” the statement reads. “Google should immediately reverse its decision in order to ensure they do not suppress voter turnout during both the Democrat primaries and the 2020 general election.”
Google announced last week that it would no longer allow political advertisements that target voters besides basic details such as age, gender, and location. This means several valuable features including targeting users based on interests or email list uploads will not be available to political advertisers of any party.
“Google’s latest arbitrary rule changes are a blatant attempt to suppress voter information, knowledge, and engagement in the 2020 election,” the Trump campaign’s statement added. “These actions will lead directly to suppressing voter turnout.”
With the heavy bias in corporate media towards left-wing politics, Google’s rule change would mean a key highway of reaching potential independent and conservative voters is being shut down, with a likely disproportionately negative effect on conservative and independent politicians.
“There can be no denying that President Trump and his campaign have built the greatest digital operation in all of politics, and that Google’s decision will disproportionately impact both the Trump operation and all of the Republican candidates and organizations that derive strength from it,” said the Trump campaign’s statement. “What’s more, given the growing and documented cases of anti-conservative bias in Silicon Valley, we are highly skeptical that such a ban would be applied equally to conservative and liberal organizations.”
Prominent conservative and veteran political strategist Ali Alexander wrote of the RNC’s announcement, “I wish y’all had been more preemptive here. I want the public to understand the panic on the issue here. It’s not a trivial one. Note every single official GOP committee having to come out against it in a joint statement. Google and Facebook have neutered over a decade of work.”
Google’s bias against conservatives and unequal application of its stated policies is well documented.
Project Veritas published an interview in July with an insider who worked at Google named Greg Coppola. The interview detailed a series of insider Google reports, which included internal Google documents, that exposed political bias, “algorithmic unfairness,” and the use of “blacklists” at YouTube.
“I look at search and I look at Google News and I see what it’s doing and I see Google executives go to Congress and say that it’s not manipulated. It’s not political. And I’m just so sure that’s not true,” said Coppola. “I just want to say to all the non-programmers that I really don’t buy the idea that big tech is politically neutral, and I think we need to start incorporating that into whatever strategy we use to have a democracy going forward.”
Coppola added, “I think we had a long period of ten years, let’s say, where we had search and social media that didn’t have a political bias and we kind of got used to the idea that the top search results at Google is probably the answer. And Robert Epstein who testified before Congress last week, looked into it and showed that, you know, the vast majority of people think that if something is higher rated on Google Search than another story, that it would be more important and more correct. And you know, we haven’t had time to absorb the fact that tech might have an agenda. I mean, it’s something that we’re only starting to talk about now.”
Another Google whistleblower, Zachary Vorhies, stated, “I gave the documents to Project Veritas, I had been collecting the documents for over a year. And the reason why I collected these documents was because I saw something dark and nefarious going on with the company and I realized that they were going to not only tamper with the elections, but use that tampering with the elections to essentially overthrow the United States.”
Laura Loomer is currently suing both Google and Twitter over their censorship of conservatives.
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