(New York Post) While the focus has been on Twitter and Facebook’s censorship and liberal bias, the worst Big Tech culprit of all has been getting a free pass — and now it’s coming for our children.
That’s the warning from research psychologist Dr. Robert Epstein, a Californian Democrat with a Harvard Ph.D, who has spent the last decade monitoring Google’s manipulation of newsfeeds, search results and YouTube suggestions.
He shared his latest research with The Post when he was in New York this week to raise donations for the next stage of his project.
Epstein’s research shows that Google has the power to change minds and move elections to suit its liberal corporate worldview.
And despite regular protestations of innocence to Congress, the $1 trillion multinational tech giant is using its virtual monopoly as a search engine to elevate liberal views, stifle conservatives and manipulate the impressionable minds of our children.
Shifting 6 million votes
You thought Twitter and Facebook censoring The Post’s Hunter Biden laptop stories was bad?
How about 6 million votes shifted to Joe Biden by Google in the 2020 election by manipulating what we read and see online?
That’s the electoral impact Epstein, 69, claims Google secretly had in 2020, using biased algorithms which skewed search results towards positive links for Biden and negative links for Trump, as well as Get Out The Vote messaging on Google’s home page targeted primarily at Democrat voters.
Preliminary results from Epstein’s new project, monitoring how Google’s massive psy-op is targeting children through YouTube and other products, show liberal bias is even more pervasive.
Epstein claims Google secretly had an electoral impact in 2020, using biased algorithms which skewed search results towards positive links for Biden and negative links for Trump.Reuters
For instance, he found that YouTube’s “Up Next” suggestions to adults for the next video to watch were biased towards liberal sources 76% of the time.
But for children and teens, initial data from the past three months shows the percentage of suggested videos on YouTube which come from liberal sources is 96%.
“That’s how aggressive they are with our kids,” he said this week. “Because they think they’re gods. And no one has ever taken them to task, ever.”
He did not evaluate the content of the suggested videos but used an average ranking from three nonpartisan organizations which measure media bias to assign liberal, conservative or centrist labels to the sources of the videos.
Out in the wilds of cyber space just 38% of video sources are liberal. The rest are conservative or centrist. But YouTube wildly skews its content in favor of the minority viewpoint.
While Epstein can’t tell you what exactly is in the videos being promoted to children, it’s not hard to guess the sorts of toxic woke ideas being pushed, thus normalizing the abnormal and rendering wholesome childhood fare the outlier.
The problem for the average person trying to guard against the manipulation is that you can’t catch Google in the act because its search results or YouTube suggestions are “ephemeral,” meaning they disappear once you click off onto one of the links provided, and can never be recovered.
It really is the perfect crime.
But Epstein has developed a way to capture that ephemeral data by effectively “looking over the shoulders” of real users, whom he calls field agents.
He now has 7,566 registered voters in all 50 states, who have given him permission to monitor and record their every Google interaction, in much the same way that Nielsen monitors TV ratings.