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Article by Bryan Howard
November 30, 2018
The Daily Caller broke a story on Friday morning that Google was talking behind the scenes of burying Conservative News feeds in order to prevent Donald Trump from winning in 2020. The story has not went on Deaf ears with newly elected Senator of Missouri Josh Hawley.
Josh Hawley posted on Twitter the story the Daily Caller broke and called for an investigation into Google.
Arizona Republican Congressman Paul Gosar also called for action against Google for their censorship actions.
The Daily Caller reported early Friday morning Google was in discussions of burying Conservative News outlets in order to prevent Donald Trump from winning in 2020.
Daily Caller noted,
Internal Google communications obtained by TheDCNF revealed Google engineer Scott Byer wrote the following Nov. 9, 2016, while discussing President Donald Trump’s election:
How many times did you see the Election now card with items from opinion blogs (Breitbart, Daily Caller) elevated next to legitimate news organizations? That’s something that can and should be fixed. … Beyond that, let’s concentrate on teaching critical thinking. A little bit of that would go a long way. Let’s make sure that we reverse things in four years — demographics will be on our side.
Google issued the following response to TheDCNF’s Thursday article:
This post shows that far from suppressing Breitbart and Daily Caller, we surfaced thesesites regularly in our products. Furthermore, it shows that we value providing people withthe full view on stories from a variety of sources. Google has never manipulated its search results or modified any of its products to promote a particular political ideology. Ourprocesses and policies do not allow for any manipulation of search results to promote political ideologies.
Google is currently living under the Utility laws that protect them from defamation and copyright lawsuits, but only under the condition they are not censoring legal speech. If Google is censoring speech they need to be switched over to publication laws, which opens them up to the lawsuits.