Investigations are revealing that massive tech sites may have swayed millions of voters toward Hillary Clinton in 2016.
How? By weighting search engine results, pointing users to pro-Hillary (and anti-Trump) webpages.
And the worst offender may be Google. They are growing into a sprawling company that has the power to sway even presidential elections.
And now it looks like Attorney General William Barr is taking action to protect our democracy:
The Justice Department plans to bring an antitrust case against Google as soon as this month…
Justice Department officials told lawyers involved in the antitrust inquiry into Alphabet, the parent company of Google and YouTube, to wrap up their work by the end of September…
The Google case could also give Mr. Trump and Mr. Barr an election-season achievement on an issue that both Democrats and Republicans see as a major problem: the influence of the biggest tech companies over consumers.
It appears DOJ lawyers covering the antitrust case against Google said they had ample evidence, but they were apparently dragging their feet saying they needed more time.
AG Barr said that wasn’t good enough, promising a case against the search engine giant might come as soon as this month.
Democrats in the media appear to be panicking. A case this big might have significant implications for the 2020 election.
Americans will see President Trump go after Google’s attempts to influence our democracy, right before the election.
It will give Trump a huge win, which might inspire voters to support him.
The case can also quickly address the possibility that Google is trying to manipulate our elections. As the case unfolds, Google will be forced to end practices that seem to give Democrats an advantage.
That will naturally have an effect on November, seeing as how Google will not be able to “help” Joe Biden by weighing their search results.
Many Americans, including most conservatives, believe Google and other tech giants have tried to silence or censor Trump-supporters.
Some worry that Google has tried to influence our elections by simply omitting positive stories/articles about conservatives and prioritizing left-wing talking points.
A case by the DOJ can blow the lid off this practice, as well as expose other possible tactics Google uses to unfairly control the market—and crush the competition.
No matter how you look at it, this case will have a tremendous impact on the election and our country.
- AG Barr says that an antitrust case against Google might come as early as September.
- The case will address various unfair practices Google has been accused of using.
- Some believe the search engine is weighting results to influence our elections.
Source: NY Times