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Political Editors / July 26, 2016

Social Media and Search Engines: Caveat Emptor!

Recent censoring reveals an allegiance to Hillary Clinton and the Democrat Party.

As the Democrat Convention kicked off Monday in Philadelphia, a mysterious issue transpired online. When searchers on Google typed “Hillary Clinton” and then began typing the letters c-r-i, the autocomplete suggestions presented were “Hillary Clinton crime reform,” “Hillary Clinton crisis,” and “Hillary Clinton criticizes Obama 2008.” Meanwhile, Bing’s and Yahoo’s autocomplete suggestions returned “Hillary Clinton crime.” Was Google attempting to divert searchers from negative stories on Hillary Clinton?

Google responded, “The autocomplete algorithm is designed to avoid completing a search for a person’s name with terms that are offensive or disparaging. … We made this change a while ago following feedback that Autocomplete too often predicted offensive, hurtful or inappropriate queries about people.” That may be true, but it certainly doesn’t mean that they haven’t selected certain criteria related to political preference.

Add this to Twitter’s recent pull of trending topics related to WikiLeaks’ release of DNC emails exposing their rigging of the Democrat nomination process in favor of Clinton, as well as Facebook’s admission that they suppressed information regarding the WikiLeaks episode (on top of the conservative news censoring scandal two months ago) and it looks suspiciously like the world’s largest search and social network companies are in the tank for Hillary Clinton and the Democrat Party.

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