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Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) grilled a Google executive over a Project Veritas report that showed evidence of political bias at the company against conservatives and President Donald Trump.

Cruz was questioning Maggie Stanphill, the Director of Google User Experience on Tuesday at a Senate committee hearing.

“A lot of Americans have concerns that big tech media companies and Google in particular are engaged in political censorship and bias,” began Cruz.

He explained that Google benefitted from legal protection because they were considered a “neutral public forum.” He cited the leak of internal Powerpoint documents from Google that showed a potential problem of political bias.

A video in the report showed the head of Responsible Innovation for Google opining that the proposal by Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) to break up the company would make it tougher to prevent “the next Trump situation.”

“Do you think it’s Google’s job to ‘prevent the next Trump situation’?” Cruz asked Stanphill.

“I don’t agree with that,” she responded, “no sir.”

Cruz continued by citing the comments from a whistleblower with knowledge of the Google algorithm saying the company is “bent on never letting somebody like Trump come to power again.”

“Do you think it’s Google’s job to make sure that somebody like Donald Trump doesn’t come to power ever again?” he asked.

“No, sir, I don’t think that’s Google’s job,” Stanphil responded, “and we build for everyone, including every single religious belief, every single demographic, every single region, and certainly, every political affiliation.”

“Well, I have to say that certainly does not appear to be the case,” replied Cruz, who then questioned her about whether she knew any senior executives for Google voted for Trump in 2016.

She could not answer that she knew any senior executive voted for Trump, but responded that she did not know everyone’s political affiliation. Cruz countered by pointing out that the public record showed that Google employees gave $1.315 million to the Hillary Clinton campaign, while giving zero to the Trump campaign.

Cruz also asked her to comment on reports that Google was structured so that someone searching for conservative commentators would be recommended liberal sources of news, and not other conservative commentators.

Stanphill responded that such a question was not within her purview but that she would take it back to her team to respond at a later time.

“I think these documents raise very serious questions about political bias at the company,” Cruz concluded.

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13 Comments

13 Comments

  1. LST

    June 26, 2019 at 12:18 am

    Google sucks a big one. They have gotten far too big, too influential. Since when do asshole corporations have the “right” to influence elections. The assholes are supposed to provide services, not run the country.

  2. Michael

    June 26, 2019 at 12:43 am

    Time for a hostile takeover?

  3. Carolyn

    June 26, 2019 at 12:57 am

    Try Duck duck go.

  4. mike dar

    June 26, 2019 at 5:20 am

    They are editing content a being a publisher. They are subject to law suits for damages. This Google exec is blaming Logarithms… the same as Bankers blamed math, for corrupt policies for the 2008 market falloff.
    Time to subpoena Google for a list of supervisors names and get them before a congressional hearing as to how the ‘Logarithms’ are built… it will save Google from an inevitable breakup and loss of future revenues.
    ‘Logarithms’ are math, numbers don’t lie, Socialists lie every time…..

    • JAIME.

      June 26, 2019 at 5:36 am

      CORRECT!

    • Mark Terzano

      June 26, 2019 at 9:55 am

      Are you meaning algorithms? Logarithms are just the inverse of the power of a number. Algorithms are “a set of instructions, typically to solve a class of problems or perform a computation.” But hey what do I know, just Go Trump 2020

  5. Shari Early

    June 26, 2019 at 8:13 am

    They think their opinions are as important as Hollywood actors. Neither of their opinions count. Common sense is severely lacking in the liberal minds. Break Google up already.

  6. Bubbelove

    June 26, 2019 at 9:03 am

    Is Google the only way I can use internet email? I would love to leave Google, but do not know any alternative. I’m leaving FaceBook, which is no loss to me. If anyone needs to get in touch with me I have email; alas my email is Google. What do I know at 77?

    • maggie

      June 26, 2019 at 11:03 am

      Top three email providers (ALL LIBERAL) leaning Google, Yahoo, and Microsoft. 85% of people in US use one of these three!

  7. Gordon

    June 26, 2019 at 10:01 am

    Kick Googles Politically Correct Ass

  8. fred H SMITH

    June 26, 2019 at 11:54 am

    SHE couldn’t answer alone??? means someone else is pulling her strings,,,,cover her ass and run for cover at the same time

  9. Laxmom

    June 26, 2019 at 12:50 pm

    Why even bother questioning these people…they ALL lie to protect their agenda. Waste of taxpayer dollars. Fight fire with Fire…that’s all they know. Hit them where it hurts.

  10. Clyde

    June 26, 2019 at 8:23 pm

    Please will some conservative billionaire start another search engine for conservative people, and let’s bankrupt these other liberal clowns?

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