A senior program manager at Google Cloud, exposed the violations committed by the Big Tech by favoring the Democrats in the implementation of its standards, to the detriment of the Republicans before the presidential elections.
“It’s like playing a selective God,” denounced Ritesh Lakhkar, adding, “If [U.S. President] Trump says something is misinformation and you delete it because it’s illegal under any pretext, but if a Democratic leader says that, then you’re gonna leave it like that, so I’m like, okay, you’re not following one way or the other,” Project Veritas quoted on Oct. 19.
Lakhkar said he disagrees “morally” and “ethically” with the way Google is failing to apply the same standards to Democrats and Republicans.
“I feel suffocated at Google,” he told an undercover reporter for Project Veritas. “Because on one side you have this professional or unprofessional attitude, and on the other side, you have this ultra-leftist attitude, and your entire existence is questioned.”
Lakhkar mentioned the ultra-liberalism of Google’s founders, and alluded to that political tendency in the strong reaction he observed when President Trump won the election in 2016.
“When Trump won the first time, people were crying in the corridors of Google. There were protests, there were marches. I guess, group therapy sessions for employees—organized by HR” he said.
The actions of major technology companies have been increasingly interfering with politically important events so that voters can look at the facts and make the decision they want, freely.
Twitter and Facebook have censored accounts and messages that could harm the Democratic campaign, generating much indignation.
The most shocking case occurred on Oct. 14, when the New York Post published serious facts of possible corruption perpetrated by Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden and his son Hunter.
Twitter immediately suspended the New York Post’s account and the dissemination of its messages, while Facebook also drastically reduced distribution. Even President Trump’s campaign account was censored.
Many protests and claims of violations of the right to free expression of network users were made.
As a result, Sen. Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) summoned the directors of Twitter and Facebook to testify before the Senate, according to the letters he attached to one of his tweets.
“NEW, U.S. Senator Josh Hawley has formally requested @Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey and @Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg to appear before the Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Crime and Terrorism in a coming hearing titled “Digital Platforms and Election Interference,” Hawley tweeted.
NEW — U.S. Senator Josh Hawley has formally requested @Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey and @Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg to appear before the Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Crime and Terrorism in a coming hearing titled "Digital Platforms and Election Interference.” pic.twitter.com/VlXBo17bX0
— Senator Hawley Press Office (@SenHawleyPress) October 15, 2020
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