Google Whistleblower Zach Vorhies Speaks Out

STORY AT-A-GLANCE

  • According to Google whistleblower Zach Vorhies, changes at Google first became noticeable in 2016, after Donald Trump was elected President of the United States
  • Google started filtering “fake news,” yet Vorhies got concerned when he discovered examples of news stories tagged as fake news that were in fact factual historical events
  • Machine Learning Fairness is a Google project that replaces “unfair” search results — even when the unfairness is accurately reflecting worldly reality — with a more fair and balanced search results, thereby artificially altering what people perceive as “reality”
  • Vorhies has collected and released 950 pages of Google documents that paint a comprehensive picture of how Google is manipulating public opinion and the political landscape
  • The documents clearly reveal Google is far from a neutral platform for information. It has a very clear political agenda, and is using its platform to shape the public view by selectively promoting some content and demoting others

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