Former Google Engineer: Google’s Claims Of No Partisan Bias Are Hogwash
(THE FEDERALIST) – It truly must be surreal to learn from NBC and not from Google that Google is going to demonetize your publication. In their hit piece about The Federalist and ZeroHedge, NBC News obtained an official quote from a Google spokesperson claiming that “we’ve removed both sites’ ability to monetize with Google.” In a deleted tweet, the reporter who wrote that article thanked her left-wing sources for their “collaboration” in demonetizing The Federalist.
Once the inevitable backlash came, Google quickly started backtracking and shifting the goalposts, sounding like the kid who had just been caught with his hands in the cookie jar. As layer upon layer of absurdity piled up, Google even claimed that they punished The Federalist not for their articles, but for their comments.
Google receives a special immunity from Congress saying that it’s not liable for YouTube videos and comments—an immunity that many in both political parties want to take away—so of course, it decided to argue that The Federalist should be held liable for readers’ comments.
Instead of telling Christians that the Bible is inappropriate for advertising on YouTube, perhaps Google could open up the Bible for once and read the parable of the unmerciful servant before it tries to hold yet another conservative website liable for things Google gets away with.
Whatever their explanation was, one also has to wonder if Google is even telling the truth. After all, Google CEO Sundar Pichai once told Congress, “We don’t manually intervene on any particular search result,” only for story after story and story to come out and prove this was false. One blacklist for Google search, which ensnared the Conservative Tribune, the American Spectator, and Matt Walsh, was even approved by an executive who reports directly to Sundar.