Another Google whistleblower has come forward to ring alarm bells about how the left-leaning tech industry uses algorithms to manipulate the masses. For the past year, Project Veritas has been investigating political bias at big tech companies like Google, Facebook, and Twitter.
Greg Coppola, a senior software engineer who works on artificial intelligence at Google’s New York office, said he contacted Project Veritas out of concern that Big Tech and the media have merged with the Democrat party to sway political elections.
Coppola, a rare Trump supporter in Big Tech, said Google’s political bias is obvious.
“I don’t have a smoking gun,” he told Veritas founder James O’Keefe. “I’ve been coding since I was ten, I have a PHD, I have five years experience at Google and I just know how algorithms are. They don’t write themselves. We write them to do what we want them to do,” he explained. “I look at search and I look at Google News, and I see what it’s doing.”
Coppola said he doesn’t believe the Google executives who have gone before congress and denied that the company has a political bias.
“Google News is just an aggregator of websites and all of those sites really are vitriolically against President Trump – -which I would really consider to be interference in the American election,” he charged.
Coppola cited CNN as an example, saying it is the most commonly used source in Google News. “Twenty percent of all search results for Donald Trump are from CNN,” he told O’Keefe. “I mean that’s of the entire internet of millions of sites.”
He pointed out that most of President Trump’s supporters consider CNN to be “very fake news,” yet Google shoves it down their throats anyway.
“A small number of people do work on making sure that certain news sites are promoted,” Coppola alleged. “And in fact, I think it would only take a couple out of an organization of 100,000, you know, to make sure that the product is a certain way…”
The whistleblower lamented that the tech industry is not interested in free thinking, questioning and debate, but rather in “calling people names to get them to toe a certain line.”
“I think it’s a harmful, dark view of society,” he added.
Robert Epstein, a computer expert (and Democrat) who testified before congress last week, said that the political bias of Google, Twitter, Facebook and other platforms could manipulate up to 15 million middle-of-the-road voters “without leaving a paper trail for authorities to trace.”
"If all these [#BigTech] companies are supporting the same candidate, there are 15 million votes on the line that can be shifted without people's knowledge…"
Sen. @TedCruz questions Dr. Robert Epstein during a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on #Google & #Censorship. pic.twitter.com/6ZFodBCZ5a
— The Epoch Times (@EpochTimes) July 18, 2019
“I think we’re at a really important point in human history. We used to have tech that was politically neutral. Now we have tech that is–taking sides in a political contest. I think any time you have big corporate powers merging with political parties can be dangerous,” Coppola declared.
“We have to decide now that we are seeing tech use it’s power to manipulate people,” he added. “It’s a time to decide. Do we run the technology or does the technology run us?”
He told O’Keefe that he came forward as an expert in the field to assure non-programmers that Big Tech is not politically neutral and Google is without a doubt “very politically biased.”
“We have to incorporate that into whatever strategy we use to have a Democracy going forward,” Coppola suggested. “Are we going to continue to have elections that mean anything?” he asked.
“Are we going to continue to think for ourselves or are we going to just let the biggest tech companies decide who wins every election from now on?”
Coppola told O’Keefe that his job at Google pays well and he gets to work with “very intelligent coworkers” so coming forward was a “sacrifice” for him.