Breitbart, formerly run by that walking corpse Steve Bannon, is a website. That’s about the nicest thing I can say about it.
The one thing that they’re good at is stirring up the conspiracy theorists, low key fascists and Trump supporters into an unreasonable frenzy with every article.
Now they’ve released a leaked video in their latest attempt to bolster the campaign by Republicans and other media allies, seeking to show that Google and other Silicon Valley firms are biased against conservatives.
The New York Times reports that the video’s release is convenient for right-wingers, as it coincides with Trump’s recent accusation against the company:
Google has come under increased scrutiny in recent weeks since Mr. Trump accused the company of gaming search results to suppress positive stories about his administration — a charge the company denied and that search experts said was implausible.
Let’s take a look at the supposedly controversial video:
You can skip through that video and hear somebody whining about Donald at almost any point, but here are the bits that Fox News and the likes will have a field day with:
Among the people who spoke were Sundar Pichai, Google’s chief executive, and Ruth Porat, Alphabet’s chief financial officer. Both appeared to become emotional, choking up while speaking. Sergey Brin, a Google co-founder, said that he was “deeply offended” by the election of Mr. Trump and that his victory was in conflict with many of the company’s values. Mr. Brin, who immigrated from the Soviet Union as a child, said, “As an immigrant and refugee, I certainly find the selection deeply offensive.”
Also, Eileen Naughton, Google’s head of people operations, said some conservative employees had told her that they were uncomfortable with being open about their political views. She encouraged employees to be tolerant of other views.
“We value perspectives from all sides of the political spectrum,” she said…
In a statement, Riva Sciuto, a Google spokeswoman, said that at the regularly scheduled session, some Google employees “expressed their own personal views in the aftermath of a long and divisive election season.” She added that “nothing was said at that meeting, or any other meeting, to suggest that any political bias ever influences the way we build or operate our products.”
A storm in a teacup, but one that right-wingers will froth over for months to come.
The Google reaction is actually pretty chilled, considering the country has just elected their first fascist Oompa Loompa president.
I don’t even live there and I felt like I’d been kicked in the gut when the words ‘Trump Wins’ flashed across the CNN live feed, like some sick parody of Mortal Combat.
Also, Google, can we please talk about those propellor hats…I just want to understand.
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