Google co-founder Sergey Brin told a firm gathering that he felt offended by the 2016 election, basically based mostly on a leaked video published by Breitbart on Wednesday, feedback that will likely fuel criticism amongst conservatives that the search big is biased towards them.The video of Google's weekly "TGIF" assembly became as soon as taken days after Donald Trump became as soon as elected president.
The video was recorded after the 2016 presidential election during one of Google's "TGIF meetings".
In a statement, Riva Sciuto, a Google spokeswoman, said that at the regularly scheduled session, some Google employees "expressed their own personal views in the aftermath of a long and divisive election season".
"For over 20 years, everyone at Google has been able to freely express their opinions at these meetings", she said in a statement.
"Nothing was said at that meeting, or any other meeting, to suggest that any political bias ever influences the way we build or operate our products", a spokesperson added.
It was the second leak this week to hit the search giant.
The email, written by Google's former head of multicultural marketing and obtained exclusively by Fox News' "Tucker Carlson Tonight", details various ways the company worked to increase voter turnout.
"We pushed tp [sic] get out the Latino vote with our features, our partners, and our voices".
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Game developer Mark Kern, who is outspoken about free speech online, pointed out Google's bias, which he says the company wants to impose on everyone on the Internet.
In a series of recent tweets, Trump assailed Google for what he termed "rigged" results that hide news from conservative outlets and promote content from what he called "left-wing" media.
Google denied bias - but seemed to confirm the email - in a response to ABC News. We have almost 90,000 employees comprising a broad array of political affiliations. Google, Walker notes, must be on the forefront of battling these tendencies.
Twitter, in particular, has drawn Republican's ire after a handful of Republican lawmakers - including influential House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes, R-Calif. - failed to appear in Twitter's automatically populated drop-down search results.
Seemingly foreshadowing the narrative crafted by the mainstream media later on, Brin mentions "a lot [of] cyber-trolling by nation states, basically Russian Federation", as part of the problem, adding that "it was never taken all that seriously".
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"I think they already have", Trump told The Daily Caller in an exclusive September 5 interview, responding to questions about whether Google and Facebook are interfering in elections He added: "I mean the true interference in the last election was that - if you look at all, virtually all of those companies are super liberal companies in favor of Hillary Clinton".
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