• Busted! Former Google Employee Claims Tech Giant Blacklisting Conservatives

    Surge Summary: A former Google employee has come forward claiming the Google Corporation has blacklisted a multitude of conservative websites and is taking his charges to the Department of Justice.

    A former Google employee is alleging the tech giant blacklisted hundreds of conservative websites in pursuance of advancing a progressive agenda. He’s serious enough about it to take his case to the Department of Justice.

    CBN.com’s Heather Wells and Steve Warren write:

    Zachary Vorhies told the investigative organization Project Veritas that he has delivered close to 1,000 pages of documents from Google, his former employer, to the anti-trust division at the Justice Department.

    Vorhies says he worked at Google for eight years and that his documents show that the tech giant manipulated its algorithms so its search engine was biased against conservative and Christian media.

    “The reason why I collected these documents is because I saw something dark and nefarious going on with the company,” Vorhies explained. “I felt that our entire election system was going to be compromised forever by this company that told the American public that it was not going to do any evil. And I saw they were making really quick moves, not only in the documents but also in the internal speeches that the executives were giving to the company.

    “They were intending to sculpt the information landscape so that they could create their own version of what was objectively true.”

    The Vorhies documents reveal the black-listed websites include prominent conservative voices, including Glenn Beck, Rush Limbaugh, and Michelle Malkin. Sites like The Daily Caller and RedState as well as Christian websites such as The Christian PostPatheos and Christian Today were also targeted.

    Recall that as recently as last December, Google’s CEO went before Congress and testified the company was politically neutral. He testified: “Our algorithms have no notion of political sentiment.”

    But Vorhies says the documents show otherwise. Some of the documents are available to view online.

    “They’re telling people they don’t have any blacklists. They don’t have any political ideology. They don’t have any political bias,” he said. “But it’s really clear that they do. And if Google wants to have political bias and they want to say they’ve got political bias, that’s their right as a company. But for them to go under oath and say that these blacklists don’t exist, well, employees like me are able to search through the internal search engine of the company and see that they do is hypocritical at the least. And it’s perjury at the worst.”

    The former Google employee claims he was earning $260,000 a year at the multi-national company but told Project Veritas he parted ways with them because it was the right thing to do.

    Fearing for his life since coming forward, Vorhies has revealed he has set up a “Dead Man’s Switch”: all the information he has amassed will be released to the public in the event of his death.

    PJ Media has supplementarily provided this disturbing detail: ” Shortly after Project Veritas released its video with Vorhies (whose identity was masked) exposing the Google bias, Vorhies received a demand letter from Google.  Vorhies said he complied, including sending any Google documents he retained — he also sent those documents, however, to the Department of Justice Antitrust Division.

    An anonymous account — which Vorhies said he believes belongs to a Google employee — outed him as a “leaker” on Twitter, and then he was approached by law enforcement at his residence in California. San Francisco police received a call from Google which prompted a “wellness check.”

    “They got inside the gate, the police, and they started banging on my door… And so the police decided that they were going to call in additional forces. They called in the FBI, they called in the SWAT team. And they called in a bomb squad,” Vorhies told Project Veritas.

    “From what I’ve understood from other attorneys, they are trying to establish that I’ve got some sort of mental problem in order to make their case easier. This is a large way in which they intimidate their employees that go rogue on the company,” he explained.

    San Francisco police confirmed to Project Veritas that they did receive a “mental health call” and went to Vorhies’ address.

    Back to CBN.com:

    Glenn Beck, CEO of The Blaze website, who appeared on Thursday’s edition of CBN’s Newswatch, told CBN News on he’s not surprised if the blacklisting is happening.

    “This is something we’ve been warning about and we’ve been talking about for a while,” Beck explained. “We know they are outwardly banning and I think it’s really more than a de-personizing people.”

    “It’s very reminiscent of China. We know that it is happening openly to people,” Beck said. “And they are getting more and more subtle with their algorithms. This poses a great, great danger to our republic.”

    When asked about the Google CEO’s congressional testimony late last year, Beck mentioned the Harvard study by Professor Epstein, a Hillary Clinton supporter. He began tracking Google and how they were manipulating search results.

    “He said that just by changing the first five search results, you can take somebody that is undecided and you can move them into one camp or the other,” Beck noted. “And he has evidence that they did that during the 2016 election, and he is ringing the warning bell as hard as he can that democracy or our republic may be on its last legs this election because of manipulation of algorithms. And just search items from Google and he has the evidence to back it up.”

    Asked how his organization would respond to the alleged Google blacklisting, Beck responded, “I’m kind of to the point now to where I know what’s coming. Our job is to alert people that this is happening. You don’t realize you’re being manipulated. And to gather all of the voices together under The Blaze and join hands and arms and support each other, because we’re being run out of the public square in the cover of darkness.”

    This is truly alarming. Concerned individuals cannot vote properly or get involved with public affairs effectively if they are denied accurate information. If these accusations are true, the tech monster Google is disingenuously leveraging the availability of information to manipulate people’s responses and ability to be meaningfully involved.

    Unacceptable.

    Here’s hoping the relevant authorities follow up on this issue. And the Americans who think truth matters let Google know they are watching and staying tuned for future developments.

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