2018/10/11

Evil Makes You Dumb

Google Censorship


Tech giant Google are learning that rethinking their initial position re: being evil hasn't been the win-win scenario they expected. For example, an internal briefing recently leaked to Breitbart reveals that Google is sucking up to totalitarian dictators by censoring users.
An 85-page briefing entitled “The Good Censor”, exclusively leaked to Breitbart News from within Google reveals that government requests for Google to censor content have nearly tripled since 2016, although it does not say that Google shouldn’t cooperate.
The briefing was the product of extensive research on the part of Google. This included expert interviews with MIT Tech Review editor-in-chief Jason Pontin, Atlantic staff writer and tech critic Franklin Foer, and academic Kalev Leetaru. 35 cultural observers and 7 cultural leaders from seven countries on five continents were consulted to produce it. It can be read in full here.
Pages 66-73 of the briefing admits that tech platforms including Google, Facebook and Twitter underwent a “shift towards censorship” over the past few years.
Lest you assume that only the Chinese will have to worry about their search results being censored, keep in mind that this is the same company whose corporate leaders' hysterical come-apart over Trump's election was caught on video.
These individuals, who preside over a company with unrivaled influence over the flow of information, can be seen disparaging the motivations of Trump voters and plotting ways to use their vast resources to thwart the Trump agenda.
Co-founder Sergey Brin can be heard comparing Trump supporters to fascists and extremists. Brin argues that like other extremists, Trump voters were motivated by “boredom,” which he says in the past led to fascism and communism.
The Google co-founder then asks his company to consider what it can do to ensure a “better quality of governance and decision-making.”
Not only does Google's internal corporate culture enforce rigid conformity with the globalist party line, their own words name them as third party thought police happy to censor enemies of the state so politicians can keep their hands clean.

Silver lining: The particular ideology Google and its Big Tech co-conspirators carry water for contains the seeds of its adherents' undoing. Witness the banishment of ex-Google employee James Damore, whose tactful call for reasonable discussion got him hurled into the abyss. We know there are some other non-Leftoids working at Google. How do you think they took Damore's turn as a human sacrifice to the diversity gods? Is it just coincidence that Google has been leaking like a sieve since Damore's departure, and that each leak has been more embarrassing than the last?

Don't bet on it.

Potential bellwether: Facebook engineer Brian Amerige, who wrote a memo on his company's ideological intolerance similar to Damore's at Google, has resigned in protest. These two cases hint at a possible brain drain within Big Tech, and there are almost certainly other lower-profile cases that aren't being reported.

The proof is in the pudding. Name a Google product besides their flagship search engine that's not a total shitshow. The latest update to Gmail has made it nigh unusable. YouTube is a morass of algorithm-fueled fake DMCA claims. Then there's Google+, which will be sunsetted due in part to major security problems.

When organizations make it to a certain level, there comes a point when their sheer size and top-heaviness threatens them with collapse under their own weight. Google is rapidly approaching that point with no slowdown in sight.

We shouldn't wait around for Google and the rest of the tech cabal to implode, though. The executive order authorizing antitrust investigations into Big Tech is on Trump's desk as we speak. The GE has shown great willingness to listen to his base. Now is a good time to respectfully remind him that Google execs were caught on tape admitting to violations of campaign finance law.

9 comments:

  1. The MSM and Opposition Party thought that "The cover-up is worse than the crime" during the Watergate hearings.

    Time to make "The Silicon Valley Hearings" and "Baby Google Bells" come true.

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    1. History has proven that saying true. It's not the crime that gets you. It's the cover-up.

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  2. I'm still willing to bet that Google+, which is automatically attached to Gmail, allowed for Gmail accounts to also be hacked. Why hide G+'s hacking if all that was leaked was users posts on G+? It's for the most part stuff users posted publicly, not privately. Nudes from your girlfriend, angry emails, account information like banking data and credit cards are not posted on G+.

    I keep recommending folks switch to Protonmail, and just have a Gmail account for easy logins to non-sensitive websites if they need it (like commenting here on blogger).

    Anyway, Mary, Crusher of Heads, pray for us that God breaks all of the megacorps up in antitrust lawsuits!

    I forget where I read this, but most of the US market has been divided up between 5 or less major companies in almost every category. If that is accurate, we don't need just Big Social broken apart, we need Big Everything broken apart.

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    1. An apt analysis, and one of the reasons that my Gmail accounts are being retired in favor of one or two permanent accounts on Protonmail or a dedicated domain e-mail server (both routes are darned cheap in the long haul).

      Gmail will become a sign-up farm and spam handler.

      Return to Web 1.x. Internet of People, not the Internet of Things.

      Yes, you are right about the Big Corp 'Rule of 5s and 6s".

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    2. "Mary, Crusher of Heads, pray for us that God breaks all of the megacorps up in antitrust lawsuits!"

      Amen.

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  3. Brian,
    And not just campaign finance laws but acting as a proxy of a hostile power. Google should be treated as such.
    Dragon fly finally exposes big tech'support commitment to export the chicom's censorship model to the world.

    Censors are terrified that someone somewhere is getting information without gatekeeping and curation

    xavier

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  4. Brian,

    This should come as no surprise to anyone with a brain :

    https://www.breitbart.com/radio/2018/10/11/christie-lee-mcnally-google-does-not-worry-about-legislation-because-they-bought-congress/

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    1. The recent hearings were a chance for Congressmen to meet their bosses. No one who's serious thought Google, Facebook, et al. would face legislative pushback for their political meddling.

      One point of disagreement with the article: The Big Tech soyboys fear Trump. They can't buy him, and it's the executive branch that can prosecute/sue them.

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