A former Google employee accused the technology company of terminating his position over his “conservative views” this week, saying the media giant routinely censors their employees and their political opinions.
“Kevin Cernekee was still a ‘Noogler’—Google’s term for a new employee—when his conservative take on political and social issues raised hackles within the search giant,” reports the Wall Street Journal.
“After several posts on the company’s freewheeling internal message boards in early 2015 rankled some colleagues, he was given an official warning from human resources about conduct deemed disrespectful and insubordinate. Around that time, a senior manager wrote on the boards that he added Mr. Cernekee to a ‘written blacklist’ of employees he wouldn’t work with,” adds the WSJ.
“Historically, there’s been a lot of bullying at Google,” Cernekee said. “There’s a big political angle, and they treat the two sides very differently.”
Another software engineer at Google blew the whistle on the company’s political bias last week; telling Project Veritas the giant corporation censors conservatives and has largely “merged” with the Democratic Party.
— Project Veritas (@Project_Veritas) July 24, 2019
“I’m a senior software engineer. I work on artificial intelligence and the Google assistant. I’m very concerned to see big tech and the big media merge basically with the Democratic Party… I know how algorithms are, they don’t write themselves. They do what we want them to do,” said the Whistle blower.
“I see Google executives go to Congress and say that it’s not manipulated. It’s not political. I’m just so sure that’s not true… For a while we had tech that was politically neutral. Now we have tech that is taking sides,” he added.
Read the full report at the Wall Street Journal.
ANTI-SOCIAL MEDIA: Employees Erupt with ‘Applause’ After Google Ditches Heritage Foundation Leader
Google abruptly caved to left-wing pressure on social media and other liberal activists this week; announcing their plans to ditch an advisory board that included the president of the conservative think tank Heritage Foundation.
“Google’s decision to drop their AI advisory board entirely in response to left-wing critics within the company was met with applause from staff at an all-hands meeting Thursday,” reports the Daily Caller.
— Christopher Bedford (@CBedfordDC) April 5, 2019
“Internal emails from within the company, first published by the Daily Caller, show staffers in revolt over the addition of Kay Coles James, president of the Heritage Foundation, to the advisory board,” adds the article.
“We didn’t get it right,” said the Head of Responsible Innovation at the technological giant.
Read the full report at the Daily Caller.
ANTI-SOCIAL MEDIA: Google Employees Discussed Measures to ‘COUNTER’ Trump’s ‘Travel Ban’
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.