Waking Up to an Orwellian Nightmare – The Rise of Google Censorship

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“Group think is a psychological phenomenon that occurs within a group of people in which the desire for harmony or conformity in the group results in an irrational or dysfunctional decision-making outcome. Group members try to minimize conflict and reach a consensus decision without critical evaluation of alternative viewpoints by actively suppressing dissenting viewpoints, and by isolating themselves from outside influences.”

 

Internet search giants have become the staple for our daily lives; our search history reflects our deepest thoughts, desires, inquires and beliefs. Google and Silicon Valley tech companies are notoriously left leaning, and many have theorized that employee group think has infected their product as well.   So what happens when search giants start filtering our queries to favor their own political ideology?

2016 is the year the theories can be put to rest. Donald Trump’s Presidential campaign has single-handedly shown the hand for left leaning search sites, and their blatant filtering of search results to align information to fit a liberal narrative. Searching for data on muslim terrorism links to an opinion article stating there is no correlation to muslims and terrorism, and searching for data on Adolf Hitler links to images of Donald Trump.

“SourceFed has discovered that Google has been actively altering search recommendations in favor of Hillary Clinton’s campaign, so quietly that we were unable to see it for what it was until now.” SourceFed’s Matt Lieberman said in a video posted about two weeks ago.

 

 

A clear example of Google's disingenuous search results.
A clear example of Google’s disingenuous search results.

 

 

“The intention is clear: Google is burying potential searches for terms that could have hurt Hillary Clinton (and her stances) in the primary elections over the past several months by manipulating recommendations on their site.” Lieberman said.

Googles answer is they are attempting to clean up the Web by eliminating spam and weak content to make the Internet a more pleasing place. However to the common observer this a blatant form of groupthink, run by a unapologetic liberal tech community. Political ideologies aside, tech companies should be held accountable for providing an unbiased service if they promote themselves as a company that “Does No Evil”.

 

Donald Trump being linked with Hitler from a Google search
Donald Trump being linked with Hitler from a Google search

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