In recent months, investigative reporting by a precious few, but very valuable, independent news organizations have laid bare the blatant anti-Trump, anti-conservative bias inherent and routinely practiced by tech giants like Google, Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube.
And while officials with these companies regularly deny that they intentionally target conservatives for censorship and banning — even to the point where they have made such statements under oath and penalty of perjury — a series of insiders have come forth to provide details of the bias to media organizations like Breitbart News and Project Veritas.
Now, some of these whistleblowers who identify as conservative and who believe they were unfairly targeted by companies like Google are fighting back — legally.
As reported by The Wall Street Journal, one former employee taking action is Kevin Cernekee, 41, who was fired in 2018 by the company after being ‘warned’ multiple times over his conservative-leaning posts “on the company’s freewheeling internal message board.”
After being hired in 2015, Cernekee made a number of posts on the internal message board but it wasn’t long before “he was given an official warning from human resources about conduct deemed disrespectful and insubordinate,” the paper reported. It was about that time, he said, that a senior manager noted on the message board that he had added Cernekee, a Google engineer at the time, to a “written blacklist” of employees he refused to work with.
Again, this is all over competing political views; it wasn’t as if Cernekee was making threats or attacking and demeaning people. He was just stating his opinions — which diverted from standard Left-wing groupthink that are the only ‘allowable’ viewpoints.
At one point, according to documents Cernekee provided the WSJ, in an incident he reported to human resources, he was singled out by a manager, “Can’t we just fire the poisonous a**holes already?”
Now that would be considered disrespectful by most reasonable people, but Google hires speech Nazis and Left-wing thought conformists, not individuals with competing points of view.
The ‘official’ reason given by Google for his firing was that he misused equipment, but he denies that.
“Historically, there’s been a lot of bullying at Google,” he told the WSJ — ironic, given that it’s the Left that supposedly detests bullying.
“There’s a big political angle, and they treat the two sides very differently,” he added.
And we know that’s true because previous undercover reporting and whistleblowers have substantiated such claims.
Why does this matter? Because Google has become so pervasive in our online world that it controls the lion’s share of advertising and has amassed enough power and influence to change election outcomes.
As The National Sentinel reported in March:
A leading psychologist involved in a five-year study that looked at the effects social media behemoths Facebook and Google had on human behavior patterns told Fox News’ Tucker Carlson … that the tech-media companies are capable of influencing election outcomes.
The study’s findings come as conservative publishers and media have increased complaints that both platforms are censoring their content or purposely limiting their reach.
But the search behemoth isn’t just attacking conservatives. Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-Hawaii), one of nearly two dozen Democratic presidential contenders, recently filed suit against the tech behemoth for allegedly burying search results for her candidacy following a good debate performance last month.
As for Cernekee, he’s not alone in being persecuted. Last month, Google engineer Greg Coppola gave an interview to Project Veritas in which he not only described how Google’s search algorithms are written to exclude certain Right-leaning content, but also that the company’s CEO, Sundar Pichai, may have perjured himself during congressional testimony earlier this year in which he denied the company alters search results.
“I very much regret joining Google,” he said, noting he now works for a different tech company. “I figured it would be a good place to see intelligent arguments through. It really didn’t turn out how I expected.”