President Donald Trump recently commented on social media companies hiding conservative stories on their platforms and focused on Google’s search results specifically. Andrew Klavan thinks this is a great move, and talked about why on Wednesday’s episode of “The Andrew Klavan Show.”
“Google search, especially as you come into an election — they don’t care after the election, after November they’ll be happy to kind of make it fairer. YouTube of course we have problems with, YouTube every day they demonetize our videos and they say how controversial they are, but they don’t do it to the Young Turks, and they don’t take them down,” Klavan said. “If I use material from an entertainment source they will cut us down, they’ll say ‘oh you violated copyright.’ They never do it to the left, and they rely on these groups that hate conservatives to do their fact-checking for them, like the Southern Poverty Law Center and the Anti-Defamation League. These are all guys who think that we are hateful because we believe in the Constitution, and because we believe in Liberty.”
Video and transcript below:
The Left is trying to gin up fear against the Russians, just like the right did, just like Joseph McCarthy did in his day, they’re trying to gin up fear against the Russians to silence conservative voices and overturn the voice of the people who elected Donald Trump. Trump is talking about it, and he is ticked off that Google and Facebook and Twitter are silencing conservative voices. The head of Google has refused to testify but the other social media guys are going to come to the Capitol Hill and testify, and Trump said this is a problem yesterday, here he is talking to the press:
President Trump: “I think Google is really taking advantage of a lot of people, and I think that’s a very serious thing and it’s a very serious charge. I think what Google and what others are doing, if you look at what’s going on at Twitter, if you look at what’s going on at Facebook, they better be careful because you can’t do that to people, you can’t do it. We have literally thousands and thousands of complaints coming in, and you just can’t do that. So, I think that Google and Twitter and Facebook they’re really treading on very, very troubled territory and they have to be careful, it’s not fair to large portions of the population.”
The point is here, that they are doing exactly the same thing that [House Un-American Activities Committee] and McCarthy and all of the Red Scare people did in the 50’s and that they’ve been complaining about for all this time, but all those complaints, all of history as told by the Left is not history, it’s the agenda. So, the guy from Google comes out, his name is Nick Zakrasek, and he’s like Google’s product manager, and just gives this denial that there’s any chance that Google is slanting their searches in favor of the left, which they are certainly doing, but he just looks right in the camera and says: “nope not happening.”
Nick Zakrasek: “Search is not used to set a political agenda, and we don’t bias our results towards any political ideology. We continually work to improve Google search and we never rank results to manipulate political sentiment.”
I’ve made the comparison before, but it is like the Martians in “Mars Attacks” who say “we come in peace” as they blow you away – of course they are. Part of this is left-wing prejudice so baked into our communication society that they don’t even see it, so for instance they’re going to privilege mainstream outlets, they’re going to privilege The New York Times, they’re going to privilege the networks, they’re going to privilege CNN which they consider mainstream, those are all far left.
I mean The New York Times, when I call it a former newspaper I’m not kidding, it is a far left vehicle, it is a vehicle that promotes socialism, it’s a vehicle that rewrites the Communist atrocity – the atrocity of the Soviet Union almost daily, they try and sell you the idea that it was nowhere near as bad as you thought it was – and by the way, if you were reading The New York Times where they buried the story of the famines that Stalin purposely caused that killed something like 10 million Ukrainians, maybe you wouldn’t have known it was as bad as it was. These were people who signed on to communism, they told you it wasn’t a communist who killed John F. Kennedy, they’ve been lying about it forever. They used to be a newspaper that slanted left, now they are a left-wing rag, and so when you privilege those things you are automatically privileging left-wing information, but that’s not the half of it.
Eric Weinstein, he’s the guy from Thiel Capital, very bright guy says: “The denial from Google is ominous, Google regularly biases searches in countless political ways, anti-gun and pro-multiculturalism, anti-extremist. According to many experiments I’ve run, it does so in a fashion that is so transparently obvious as to be comical.”
Google search, especially as you come into an election — they don’t care after the election, after November they’ll be happy to kind of make it fairer. YouTube of course we have problems with, YouTube every day they demonetize our videos and they say how controversial they are, but they don’t do it to the Young Turks, and they don’t take them down. If I use material from an entertainment source they will cut us down, they’ll say “oh you violated copyright.” They never do it to the left, and they rely on these groups that hate conservatives to do their fact-checking for them, like the Southern Poverty Law Center and the Anti-Defamation League. These are all guys who think that we are hateful because we believe in the Constitution, and because we believe in Liberty.