A former Google insider who claims the company creates algorithms to hide its political bias delivered about 950 pages of documents to the Department of Justice’s antitrust division Friday.
The former Google insider, who has been interviewed by Project Veritas, told investigative reporter Sara Carter that the documents he turned over to the Justice Department will provide proof that Google has been manipulating the algorithms.
In a House Judiciary Committee hearing last December, Google CEO Sundar Pichai testified that the search engine was not biased against conservatives.
Pichai told lawmakers the search results are driven by “things like relevance, freshness, popularity, how other people are using it.”
He insisted the process is so intricate that the artificial intelligence could not be manipulated.
“I honestly think that a free market can fix this issue,” the insider told Carter. “The issue is that the free market has been distorted and what’s happened is that the distortion is so grotesque and the engineering is so repulsive, all we need to do is just expose what’s going on. People can hear that it is bad but that can be bias. But when they see what Google has actually written with the documents, this will actually be taught in universities of what totalitarian states can do with this type of capability.
“It will be so revolting that it doesn’t matter what the solution is, a solution will just form as a reaction to this manipulation they have done,” the insider said.
He told Carter he’s asked himself many times if he’s overreacting “and every time I simply look back at the documents and realize that I am not.”
“It’s that bad,” he said. “Disclosing Google’s own words to the American public is something I am, must do, if I am to consider myself a good person. The world that google is building is not a place I, or you or our children want to live in.”
Chairman Joe Simons told Bloomberg he is leading a broad review of the technology sector to see whether companies, including Google and Facebook, are harming competition.
“If you have to, you do it,” Simons said, according to Reuters. “It’s not ideal because it’s very messy. But if you have to you have to.”
Reuters noted that Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts, a leading 2020 Democratic presidential hopeful, has vowed to break up Amazon, Google and Facebook if elected to promote competition.
The censorship and privacy violations of Google and its tech counterparts have been documented by current employees as well as internal documents and recordings.
Last week, CNBC reported a newly obtained internal email discussion showed Google employees were concerned about the tech giant’s threat to free speech and its moderation of content three years before the issue entered political discourse.
As WND reported, the previous week, Google software engineer Greg Coppola was placed on administrative leave hours after he accused the company of political bias in an interview with Project Veritas.
In 2017, Google fired engineer James Damore for circulating an internal memo titled “Google’s Ideological Echo Chamber.” And engineer Mike Wacker was fired earlier this year after speaking out about the company’s “outrage mobs.”