Though Twitter and Facebook have been condemned for censorship and bias in the past, research psychologist Dr. Robert Epstein has suggested that perhaps the biggest culprit of tech manipulation is Google. The tech juggernaut has worked to manipulate search results, newsfeeds, and even YouTube suggestions, per the New York Post.
While this may have already been assumed, Epstein has suggested that Google has the capacity to shift political elections by what it makes readily available to its users. And the vast majority of the time, the tech giant tends to side with liberal worldviews. The report noted that though the company has claimed its innocence in front of Congress, the uber-wealthy company is actively using its virtual monopoly to elevate and push liberal talking points.
The Post suggested that there were 6 million votes that were shifted to President Joe Biden during the 2020 election by tech manipulation, managing what users were able to see and read. Epstein has claimed that this was the power that Google had over voters in the last presidential election, noting that biased algorithms skewed search results that showed Biden in a more positive light than former President Donald Trump.
However, Epstein has apparently started a new project, where he monitors Google’s psy-op that targets children through YouTube and other tech avenues, which reveals that the liberal bias currently playing out is even more pervasive. The psychologist discovered that YouTube’s “Up Next” suggestions to adults for the next video contained liberal bias 76 percent of the time. However, the initial data for children videos contained liberal bias 96 percent of the time.
He said: “That’s how aggressive they are with our kids. Because they think they’re gods. And no one has ever taken them to task, ever.”
The Post reported that Epstein did “not evaluate the content of the suggested videos,” but that he used an average based on data from three nonpartisan organizations that assess media bias by designating them liberal, conservative, or centrist.
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