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Google Whistleblower Goes Public: ‘Something Dark and Nefarious is Going on with the Company’


- August 14th, 2019
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A Google insider who anonymously leaked internal documents to Project Veritas decided to go public after the San Francisco police, a SWAT team and a bomb squad paid an unannounced visit to his home.

Zachary Vorhies, who outwardly looks like your stereotypical, liberal millennial Silicon Valley tech worker, said his decision to go public about Google’s “algorithmic unfairness” was “an act of atonement.”

“To have that burden lifted off of my soul–I’ve never felt happier,” he said.

The whistle-blower provided Project Veritas founder James O’Keefe with additional internal Google documents to publish on his website.

“I gave the documents to Project Veritas, I had been collecting the documents for over a year,” Vorhies said. “And the reason why I collected these documents was because I saw something dark and nefarious going on with the company.”

He added, “I felt like our entire election system was going to be compromised forever by this company that had told the American public that it was not going to do any evil and I saw that they were making very quick moves.”

One method Google uses to suppress inconvenient information is to remove mostly conservative news sites from search results. Below is a list of news sites won’t show up underneath the Google search bar when people are searching on their Android phones.

Vorhies explained that he was able to ascertain what they were doing after seeing the documents and listening to what Google executives were saying internally to employees.

“They were intending to sculpt the information landscape so that they could create their own version of what was objectively true,” he explained. “They want to act as gatekeepers between the user and the content that they’re trying to access.”

Vorhies said that when people see the documents for themselves, “they’re going to be shocked, they’re going to be terrified, and they’re going to be like, ‘how could Google so blatantly lie to the American public and lie to Congress when there is a pile of evidence showing that what they’re saying is untrue.”

Project Veritas published some of the internal Google documents in June of 2019, revealing “algorithmic unfairness.”  According to Vorhies, those documents were widely available to full-time Google employees.

“These documents were available to every single employee within the company that was full-time. And so as a full time employee at the company, I just searched for some keywords and these documents started to pop up. And so once I started finding one document and started finding keywords for other documents and I would enter that in and continue this cycle until I had a treasure trove and archive of documents that clearly spelled out the system, what they’re attempting to do in very clear language.”

Shortly after the June report went public, Vorhies sayid he received a letter from Google that contained six “demands.”

Vorhies told Project Veritas that he complied with Google’s demands, which included a request for any internal Google documents he may have personally retained. Vorhies also said he sent those documents to the Department of Justice Antitrust Division.

The whistleblower said he then consulted with two lawyers to find out out what Google’s next move would be.

He said both attorneys told him, “this is the first step in having your life ruined. They’re going to come after you.”

After he was outed as a “leaker”on Twitter by an anonymous account (believed to a Google employee), law enforcement paid him a visit at his residence in California.

According to Vorhies, San Francisco police received a call from Google which prompted a “wellness check.”

“They got inside the gate, the police, and they started banging on my door… And so the police decided that they were going to call in additional forces. They called in the FBI, they called in the SWAT team. And they called in a bomb squad.”

Vorhies described the incident in detail to “True Pundit.”

Some of the intimidating incident was caught on camera.

“[T]his is a large way in which [Google tries to] intimidate their employees that go rogue on the company…” Vorhies explained. He said his attorneys told him that the point of the visit was “to try to establish that I’ve got some sort of mental problem in order to make their case easier.”

Vorhies literally fearing for his life, said he had decided to “put out a dead man’s switch.”

“I wanted to let them know that if something were to happen to me, then these documents are going to be released immediately,” he said.

Project Veritas said the San Francisco police confirmed to them that they did receive a “mental health call,” and responded to Vorhies’ address that day.

Apparently in California, anyone can be SWATTED for any reason if the tipster is powerful enough.

Project Veritas has released hundreds of internal Google documents leaked by Vorhies. Among those documents is a file called “news black list site for google now.” The document, according to Vorhies, is a “black list,” which restricts certain websites from appearing on news feeds for an Android Google product. The list includes conservative and progressive websites, such as newsbusters.org and mediamatters.org. The document says that some sites are listed with or because of a “high user block rate.”

Another newly published document titled “Fringe ranking/classifer: Defining channel quality” lists an example ranking of various news sites, including CNN and FOX News. A document titled “Fake news & other fringe: Trashy recap” reveals that videos are rated by multiple “human raters.”

One internal Google document labelled “coffee beans” appears to show Google employees discussing diversity hiring practices. A related internal thread of communications also shows an apparent discussion about the “coffee beans” document, where one Google employee expresses concern that the document appears to “misrepresent Google’s hiring practices in a way that could raise legal questions…”

Another thread of internal Google documents shows Google employees discussing President Donald Trump’s infamous “covfefe” tweet, and a proposed plan to change the Google translation of the term.

Vorhies encouraged more insiders at Google to go public and discuss big tech abuses.

“My message to those that are on the fence is I released the documents. They can go in, they can see everything that Google is doing and then they can see the scale of it. Because I think that there’s a lot of engineers that have a hint that things are wrong, but they don’t understand the colossal scale that it’s at. And so for those people, I say, look at the documents, take the pulse of America, see what’s happening and come and tell the world you know what you already know to be true.”

 

 

An index of internal Google documents Project Veritas received from the Google insider can be downloaded by clicking on the links below.

Censorship
Politics
Fake News
Hiring Practices
Leadership Training
Machine Learning Fairness

Partisanship

Psychological Research
Everything.zip
Misc and Video

UPDATE:

A Daily Beast analysis of Vorhies’ tweets revealed that the whistleblower has a penchant for online conspiracy theories.

 On social media, Vorhies is an avid promoter of anti-Semitic slanders  that banks, the media, and the United States government are controlled by “Zionists.”

He’s also pushed conspiracy theories like QAnon, Pizzagate, and the discredited claim that vaccines cause autism.

Vorhies and Google didn’t respond to requests for comment.

On his Twitter account, @Perpetualmaniac, Vorhies repeatedly attacks Jewish people and accuses them of a wide range of crimes. (Both O’Keefe and his group, Project Veritas, promoted Vorhies’s Twitter account in tweets on Monday.)

He even alleges that “Zionists” killed conservative publisher and O’Keefe mentor Andrew Breitbart, who died of heart failure in 2012.

Vorhies responded here:

None of this of course disputes the troubling information found in the leaked Google documents.

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