Leaked Video Shows Google Senior Execs Freaking Out Shortly After Trump’s Victory

Postado Setembro 15, 2018

Prior to the leaking of the video, it was no secret that some of Google's executives held liberal views. Google says it doesn't rank search results to manipulate political sentiment.

Google executives and employees can be seen making disparaging comments about President TrumpDonald John TrumpPoll: Democrat McCaskill leads Republican Hawley by 3 points in Missouri Senate race Pence cancels trip to Georgia after Hurricane Florence path changes Trump's school safety commission will not support age limits for gun purchases: report MORE's 2016 election victory in a leaked video recorded shortly after Trump's win. "If this isn't a Monopoly I don't know what is".

The agenda of the TGIF appeared to be assuaging Google employees, especially immigrants, about the company's ideology, especially in light of Trump's pledge to toughen security at the border.

On Tuesday, Trump campaign manager Brad Parscale published an op-ed in USA TODAY alleging Google and other major tech companies filter, suppress and directly attack conservatives.

The hour-long video, which offered a rare window into weekly all-hands meetings at the Silicon Valley Internet giant, comes as Google's political fortunes in Washington have dramatically shifted.

Twitter's Jack Dorsey and Facebook's Sheryl Sandberg both testified on Capitol Hill last week, but Google co-founder Larry Page declined an invitation to attend.

The email went on to reference a Google partnership with the group Voto Latino, to pay for rides to the polls, referring to Google's activity as a "silent donation", and expressing surprise that 28 percent of Latinos voted for President Trump.

"For over 20 years, everyone at Google has been able to freely express their opinions at these meetings", the statement continued.

In a statement provided to Fox News, a Google spokesperson said, "Nothing was said at that meeting, or any other meeting, to suggest that any political bias ever influences the way we build or operate our products". To the contrary, our products are built for everyone, and we design them with extraordinary care to be a trustworthy source of information for everyone, without regard to political viewpoint.

Breitbart says the video was provided by an anonymous source.

Numerous comments were more nuanced and measured.

Google's Vice President Eileen Naughton said their leaders had encouraged their employees to understand "all sides of the political spectrum".

One executive, Porat, got emotional while talking about the election's results and promised employees that company will "use the great strength and resources and reach we have to continue to advance really important values". I have heard from some conservative Googlers in the past few days that they haven't felt comfortable.