In the immediate aftermath of President Trump’s initial executive order instituting a so-called ‘Travel Ban’ for specific nations, Google employees discussed several measures that could be deployed to counter the administration’s new immigration proposals.
According to the Wall Street Journal, key staffers “discussed ways” in which they could “tweak” the technology giant’s search results to funnel users towards pro-immigration organizations, lawmakers, and other departments.
“Days after the Trump administration instituted a controversial travel ban in January 2017, Google employees discussed ways they might be able to tweak the company’s search-related functions to show users how to contribute to pro-immigration organizations and contact lawmakers and government agencies, according to internal company emails,” writes the WSJ.
“The email traffic, reviewed by The Wall Street Journal, shows that employees proposed ways to ‘leverage’ search functions and take steps to counter what they considered to be ‘Islamophobic,’” adds the article.
Read the full report here.