Overview Of Google Manipulating Search Results To Help Hillary
When search engines manipulate search results to help or hurt political candidates or races it is voter manipulation, and it violates the public trust. High tech voter manipulation like this is an Orwellian attempt to subvert our democracy.
This kind of hidden evil has never occurred to most of us, but it’s time we start thinking about it, because Google is manipulating search results to help Hillary Clinton. Google’s voter manipulation should cause an immediate end of the public trust in Google.
Whenever we use a search engine like Google, Bing or Yahoo to find a business, research a school assignment or shop for a product, we inherently trust that the search engine is honest. They may not always be correct, and we can live with that, but we would never accept a search engine that deliberately lies to us.
Implications Of Google Manipulating Search Results To Help Hillary
The implications of Google manipulating search results to help Hillary are massive. If Google will manipulate search results to help Hillary Clinton, because Google executives want her to be elected president, what else might they cheat search results to accomplish? The answer is we don’t know. That’s why this is such an egregious violation of the public trust, because once we know they are willing to lie, it’s not a great stretch to believe they are manipulating other results, as these somewhat fictional examples illustrate.
- What if Google alters results in Google Shopping to benefit a vendor that Google invested in and, as a result, you pay 16% more for a product than you could have?
- What if Google invested in an upstart biotech company and decided alter search results to benefit their new drug ABC and you chose ABC to treat a sick child and, as a result, the child became gravely ill because drug XYZ would have been better?
- What if Google was manipulating search results to suppress stories about Muslim migrants in Europe committing thousands of rapes and other crimes because they are pro-immigration and, as a result your family doesn’t adequately prepare for a potential attack?
Evidence Of Google Manipulating Search Results To Help Hillary
Google is manipulating search results to help Hillary by preventing common search terms associated with Clinton from appearing in the auto-complete section of their search results. This favors the Democratic presidential candidate.
Matt Lieberman of SourceFed released a video showing examples of Google skewing its auto-complete search results to favor Hillary Clinton, while other search engines simply display the most searched terms.
“While researching for a wrap-up on the June 7 Presidential Primaries, we discovered evidence that Google may be manipulating auto-complete recommendations in favor of Hillary Clinton,” SourceFed wrote. “If true, this would mean that Google Searches aren’t objectively reflecting what the majority of Internet searches are actually looking for, possibly violating Google’s algorithm.”
For example, when searching Hillary Clinton “cri,” Google finishes the phrase as “crime reform.” On Yahoo, the result is “criminal charges.” On Google’s own trend website, there were not enough searches for Hillary Clinton and “crime reform” to build a graph of the results.
Typing Hillary Clinton and “ind” gives Google users results on Hillary Clinton and Indiana. On Microsoft’s Bing search engine, a user gets Hillary Clinton and “indictment,” yielding results for the FBI investigation into Clinton’s private email server.
Just putting the name “Hillary Clinton” into Google, you are directed towards searches for her “twitter,” “email,” “age,” and “speech.”
Notably missing is the second top result on Bing, which is of her potential “indictment.”
Here are 10 more examples of questionable Google auto-completes for Clinton:
1. “Hillary Clinton anti…”
Bing gets you antichrist, antisemitic, and anti gay marriage.
Google gets you “anti Obama ad.”
2. “Hillary Clinton vin…”
Bing gets you vindictive and a variety of searches focusing on the death of Vince Foster.
Google recommends a search for a compilation of Vines.
3. “Hillary Clinton ga…”
Bing thinks the user is looking for her gaffes or maybe her shaky view on gay marriage.
Google thinks the user is researching her Game Boy?
4. “Hillary Clinton hum…”
Bing directs you to Clinton’s top aide Huma Abedin and whether she is Clinton’s lover.
Google directs you towards a look at Clinton’s humor and her status as a humanitarian.
5. “Hillary Clinton cro…”
Bing sends you over to crook or crooked.
Google sends you to cross-stitch, a common embroidery method.
6. “Hillary Clinton aff…”
That suggestion is absent from Google.
7. “Hillary Clinton whi…”
Top result on Bing is the Whitewater scandal.
This is also absent from Google, leaving just searches for Clinton doing the whip and nae nae, which are dance moves for young people.
8. “Hillary Clinton li…”
Bing goes for lies, Libya, and liar.
Google goes for LinkedIn and lipstick.