On Friday, former Google engineer Kevin Cernekee told Fox News’s Tucker Carlson that his former employer will try to prevent President Donald Trump’s reelection.
“Do you think that Google will attempt to influence the election outcome, attempt to prevent Trump from being reelected?” Carlson asked.
“I do believe so,” Cernekee replied. “I think that’s a major threat. They have openly stated that they think 2016 was a mistake. They thought Trump should have lost in 2016. They really want Trump to lose in 2020. That’s their agenda.”
The former engineer also said Google has “very biased people running every level of the company. They have quite a bit of control over the political process. That’s something we should really worry about.”
After the 2016 election, Google’s then-head of multicultural marketing bragged about attempting to boost Latino turnout, hoping it would help Hillary Clinton. Robert Epstein, a Ph.D. psychologist who studies search engine manipulation effects, found that Google’s bias can explain Clinton’s popular vote margin of victory. A Project Veritas video showed that Google’s “fairness” project is intended to prevent another 2016. Last month, a Google engineer said the company’s search results are intentionally biased against Trump.
Cernekee claimed to have been bullied and fired for his conservative beliefs. Given the story of former Google senior software engineer James Damore, this seems plausible. A survey last year found that conservative employees in Silicon Valley tech companies live in fear that their political beliefs will be found out. James Damore said conservatives at Google are “in the closet” and that Google executives are digging through a secret mailing list in order to out them.
Cernekee said Google’s management is “highly ideological. You can see bias at every level at the organization.”
“One thing that I noticed that just handling routine issues is plagued with bias. Like they will get a report, an email with a liberal reporter complaining about something and they will jump on it and they will fix the issue very, very quickly. In contrast, one thing that I saw when I worked there was if you do a Google search for ‘Crippled America,’ which is Donald Trump’s book, you would get results that would show ‘Mein Kampf’ instead of ‘Crippled America.’ And I reported that I filed a bug, I escalated it, I tried to run it up the chain. They took nine months to fix that bug,” he said.
“They just stalled at every opportunity — they assigned it to people who no longer work there. They made every excuse in the book to avoid taking down something that made Donald Trump look bad, and I saw a number of incidents just like that,” Cernekee added.
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