According to the book “The Manipulators: Facebook, Google, Twitter, and Big Tech’s War on the Conservatives,” Google employees interpreted President Trump’s election as a terrible outcome that should be avoided and something they would work hard to ensure would not happen again, the Daily Caller reported.
One of the book’s authors obtained documents and communications that show Google employees organizing protests against President Trump using internal company channels, in addition to their time and space at Google.
“If your stomach turns when you consider a Trump presidency, I urge you not to let this moment pass quietly,” wrote a Google employee in an email to his co-workers, urging them to attend an anti-Trump protest in San Francisco 10 days after the president’s election.
Another Google employee in March 2017 organized an anti-Trump resistance event at the company to flood the White House mailroom with anti-Trump postcards.
“Hi all,” the email began, “I’m participating in #TheIdesofTrump, a national movement to send POTUS a postcard on March 15 expressing opposition to him.” The message stated that employees had reserved a room at Google’s San Francisco headquarters for Google employees to gather and write the anti-Trump postcards. The invitation included the anti-Trump activists’ mission statement:
We the people, in vast numbers, from all corners of the world, will overwhelm the man in his unpopularity and failure. We will show the media and the politicians what standing with him—and against us—means. And most importantly, we will bury the White House in pink slips, all informing Donnie that he’s fired. Each of us—every protester from every march, each congress-calling citizen, every boycotter, volunteer, donor, and petition signer—if each of us writes even a single postcard and we put them all in the mail on the same day, March 15th, well: you do the math.
No alternative fact or Russian translation will explain away our record-breaking, officially verifiable, warehouse-filling flood of fury.”
Censorship and Google Bias
President Trump said in August 2019 that he is keeping a close eye on Google after it was leaked that the technology had vowed to do everything possible to make Trump lose the 2020 election.
“@sundarpichai of Google was in the Oval Office working very hard to explain how much he liked me, what a great job the administration is doing, that Google was not involved with China’s military, that they didn’t help Crooked Hillary over me in the 2016 Election, & that they …” President Trump wrote on Twitter.
“are NOT planning to illegally subvert the 2020 Election despite all that has been said to the contrary. It all sounded good until I watched Kevin Cernekee, a Google engineer, say terrible things about what they did in 2016 and that they want to “Make sure that Trump losses …” President Trump continued.
The director of the Trump 2020 campaign criticized Google’s new advertising policy, saying it was designed to prevent the president from being re-elected.
Google informed last Nov. 20 that electoral announcements can no longer be directed to specific market niches. Thus, political advertisements in Google Ads will only be able to be segmented based on the general categories: age, sex, and general location (zip code).
This new regulation came into force on Jan. 6, 2020, in the United States.
Trump’s re-election campaign manager, Brad Parscale, said the changes are due to the victory of then-presidential candidate Donald Trump in 2016.
“It scared them because I used a lot of liberal platforms to do it,” Parscale said in an interview with Fox News.
A recent CBS report showed that Google and its YouTube video platform removed more than 300 political ads for President Donald Trump, although the company denied it had an ‘anti-conservative’ bias.
In June, Dr. Robert Epstein, a psychologist working for the American Institute for Behavioral Research and Technology, testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee, noting, “The biased search results generated by Google’s search algorithm likely impacted undecided voters in a way that gave at least 2.6 million votes to Hillary Clinton.
“Google should be sued. My victory was even bigger than I thought!” President Trump tweeted about it.
Also, former Google employees, such as engineer Kevin Cernekee, have already acknowledged that the search engine is clearly biased and that the technology company is working to prevent President Trump from being re-elected in 2020.