Over the course of the last few years, We The People have learned something disturbing to our very foundation: The keepers of the internet are not the benevolent platform keepers that they claim to be.
The frist real taste of the corruption and greed came to us thanks to one of the digital world’s most incredible amalgams: The acquiring of Instagram by liberally-minded Facebook.
Once the photo sharing site was fully a piece of the Facebook portfolio, the chronological perfection of the platform was destroyed in favor of something that Facebook could monetize. Now, Instagram users are being force fed the same repetitive advertising trash that causes us to flip channels on the television…only now, instead of interrupting Jeopardy, these marketing miscreants are interrupting the way in which we now interact with our friends, family, and loved ones.
In many ways, social media is the new television, and the channels are simply people that we know, follow, and admire. Everyone is a brand, and these internet corporations know it.
This also means that, in order to push the more lucrative brands through their platforms, social sites are catering to their leftist overlords.
Facebook and Twitter are both fairly open about their use of censorship to keep their “trending” sections free of patriots and conservatives. Now, however, it looks as though Google is doing the same…only this time, they’re picking on the big boys.
“Left-wingers at Google are engaged in a relentless effort to demonetize Breitbart News from its AdSense platform and are linking advertising clients to the anti-Breitbart, far-left pressure group Sleeping Giants.
“Previously, Google employees have contacted Breitbart News to reveal an atmosphere of indoctrination and intimidation, driven by leftist zealots at the company.
“Current and former employees at Google now tell us that those same zealots are trying to use the company’s immense power against Breitbart News. In addition to placing pressure on management to take action against the site, they are also working to undermine Breitbart’s reputation with advertisers.”
This is precisely why many in the liberty mindset believe that Google and others are becoming broadcasters, and not private companies, and therefore should be subject to the laws and rights of the American people.
The most important of these rights is, of course, the freedom of speech.
Furthermore, Google’s effort to ramp up their war against so-called “fake news” seems to be a timely effort to delegitimize the election of President Donald Trump.
“Another former Google employee spoke of an all-hands meeting at Google’s Mountain View headquarters in May, in which senior management stated that ‘for the last 6 months’ they had been ‘committed to solving the fake news problem.’
“This insider found the poorly-concealed political bias amusing.
“’Hmmm, what happened 6 months [from May] to cause Google to suddenly become focused on fake news?’
“May, of course, was exactly 6 months from the election of Donald Trump.
“The people who are running Google’s ‘fake news’ detection algorithms are ‘strongly biased,’ claims one other source.”
This revelation mimics an incident that has been ongoing at Facebook for some time, with engineers admitting to being hired for the sole purpose of censoring conservative content from the “trending topics” section of the site.