A Google recently uncovered document shows Google employees plotting how to make certain figures they’ve termed Nazis — or at least figures considered a gateway to Nazism — be less visible on their platforms such as YouTube.
According to Project Veritas, the document was part of an email sent between the “transparency-and-ethics” group as part of their internal communications. Within, they label people such as Ben Shapiro, Jordan Peterson, Prager U, et al as Nazis with dog whistles.
“Today it is often 1 or 2 steps to Nazis,” reads the email. “If we understand that Prager U, Jordan Peterson, Ben Shapiro et al are Nazis using the dog whistles you mention in step 1. I can receive these communications regardless of the content of what I’m looking at, and I have recorded thousands of internet users sharing the same experience.”
“I don’t think correctly identifying far-right content is beyond our capabilities,” it continues. “But if it is, why not go with Meredith’s suggestion of disabling the suggestion feature?”
Project Veritas pointed out that after its investigation kicked into high gear, Google Senior Executive Jen Gennai posted to Medium declaring that Google was politically neutral.
“Google has repeatedly been clear that it works to be a trustworthy source of information, without regard to political viewpoint. In fact, Google has no notion of political ideology in its rankings.”
Yet, here is documentation that proves its employees aren’t taking that mindset into planning how their platforms work at all.
Project Veritas’s investigative video on YouTube’s bias was taken down by YouTube, but it can still be viewed on BitChute.
Shapiro responded to the Google document’s release.
“Stop the Nazis!” sure morphed into “Everyone I don’t like is a dog-whistling Nazi!” pretty damned quickly.
— Ben Shapiro (@benshapiro) June 25, 2019
YouTuber Dave Rubin also spoke out against Google’s labeling of the group as Nazis, especially Jordan Peterson, whom Rubin knows well.
Absurdity aside of labeling @benshapiro and @prageru Nazis, I toured the world for a year with @jordanbpeterson. Almost every night he talked about the horrors of fascism, Naziasm. Discussed their roots and how to fight their terrible ideology…
— Dave Rubin (@RubinReport) June 25, 2019
Story after story of Google’s political bias and attempts at censorship have been surfacing lately, but here we have solid evidence of just how extreme the ideological bent is. At no point has Shapiro, Prager U, or Peterson exhibited any kind of Nazism. In fact, two of these men are orthodox Jews.
The absurdity of the claims made by Google employees is only eclipsed by the fact that they’re using this standpoint as a way to justify censorship.