July 17, 2019
~by Lynn Matthews
The Senate Judiciary Committee held a meeting July 16, 2019 about the influence of Big Tech industries, how they censor conservative opinion and how they are the driving influence behind public opinion.
At this meeting headed by senator Ted Cruz, (R) Texas and Senator Hirono, (D) Hawaii, they had the incredible opportunity to interview one of the foremost authorities on the subject of big tech manipulation, Dr. Robert Epstein. "Dr. Epstein has been studying the subject of manipulation for more than six years, and he is an author, editor, and longtime psychology researcher and professor, a distinguished scientist who is passionate about educating the public about advances in mental health and the behavioral sciences. The former editor-in-chief of Psychology Today, Dr. Epstein is currently Senior Research Psychologist at the American Institute for Behavioral Research and Technology and a contributing editor for Scientific American Mind. He is also the founder and Director Emeritus of the Cambridge Center for Behavioral Studies in Massachusetts."
At the Senate Judiciary meeting it was discussed that through the use of search engine manipulation, search engine effect, shadow banning and censorship, social media giants have the ability to manipulate which information is available to voters. Because voters base their vote on the information available to them through Big Tech, by manipulating which information is available to voters, these corporations are manipulating the vote. They can manipulate it for or against certain candidates or policies. Dr. Epstein, went on to claim that should the technology giants ever get behind one candidate, they could fully control which party, or politician gets elected into office.
From this information it could be inferred that Big Tech organizations have the capability to effect the outcome of elections not just on a national but on a global scale. Are you scared Yet?
Facebook, whom Dr. Epstein claimed was the lesser of the evils, performed an experiment in 2012, for the "get out and vote" campaign. According to Dr. Epstein, Facebook sent a message to its followers to get out and vote, prompting people to get off their couch to vote. Their campaign added an additional 355,000 votes. He went on to say, "imagine if that message was sent to only one party."
In his testimony he stated that Google and Facebook wanted Clinton to win, and through their efforts, they influenced 2.6M voters to sway towards Clinton. When questioned by Senator Cruz, he said 2.6M was the rock bottom number it could possibly be upwards of 10.4M votes depending on how aggressive they actually were. All this was accomplished without the public being aware of what had been perpetrated upon them.
The tools that these Big Tech corporations use are completely at their disposal, with nominal costs, and there is no way the average user can counteract their activities.
Given that the parent company of Google, Alphabet inc. was Clinton's largest financial supporter in the 2016 election and that a recently released Project Veritas video shows that Google intends to manipulate the results of the 2020 election to insure that "2016 doesn't happen again"; why in the world would anyone be looking at Russia for election interference when the enemies of free thought are right here in our own country, in our own homes and on our own personal phones.
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