“An enlightened citizenry is indispensable for the proper functioning of a republic. Self-government is not possible unless the citizens are educated sufficiently to enable them to exercise oversight.” – Thomas Jefferson
With 74 percent of millennials receiving their news from online sources, recent allegations of Facebook and Google toeing the Democratic party line have caused many Americans to wonder if enlightenment or education is even possible when only being exposed to pro-liberal points of view.
In an article written on June 13 entitled “Google Alters Searches to Favor Hillary Clinton – Try It For Yourself,” Punching Bag Post first informed our readers that Google, the number one search engine in the world, is in bed with the Clinton campaign. Our research team, along with numerous other agencies, found Google to be filtering negative search results for Hillary Clinton and replacing them with links for positive or innocuous, outdated stories.
A Google executive, writing in a blog post Friday after allegations of political bias hit this past week, said the autocomplete algorithm purposefully avoids suggesting offensive words or results in conjunction with any person’s name.
Such a response to the allegation would be acceptable – if there was any truth to the defense.
With constant attacks against Trump focused on his past bankruptcies, there is no wonder “Donald Trump Bankruptcies” was a popular search for the last few months. However, If a user writes “Trump Ba…,” they will receive results for “Trump Banksy.”
There are two reasons why the “Trump Banksy” search is problematic: A) so few people have searched for this term that Google trends has no available data; B) results are in reference to a painting depicting human excrement with Donald Trump’s hair and facial characteristics.
Let us, once again, go over Google’s claims on how their autocomplete algorithm works. According to the search engine, autofill suggestions are mostly influenced by the popularity of terms. If this claim is true, why would “Trump Banksy,” a term which did not receive enough hits to allow Google Trends to chart the data, be selected above “Trump Bankruptcies” when the former was searched by millions of users?
If we review Google’s updated claim, that Google filters negative results, why would a piece of feces sporting Trump’s hairdo be given such a boost – despite lack of popularity – the term would be the number one Google selection?
With Facebook already mired in controversy over liberal news stories being boosted over conservative stories ones, Google has revealed a similar bias. Alphabet Inc., the parent company of Google, has already donated nearly 300, 000 dollars to the Hillary campaign. Given Google’s recent inaccuracies when attempting to explain the search engine’s perceived liberal bias, we are forced to determine that Google is aiding the Clinton campaign with much more than just financial contributions.
NBC Universal, News Corporation, Turner Broadcasting and Thomson Reuters are among more than a dozen media organizations that have made charitable contributions to the Clinton Foundation in recent years. With the top names in media all endorsing the Clintons, unbiased reporting and informed consent may just be a thing of the past.
Editor’s note: This is a blatant case of search manipulation, fraud on Google’s part. At the very least this manipulation is worth millions of dollars to the Clinton campaign. Make you wonder what else they are manipulating??