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Google Election Meddling Concerns Raised by Virginia Voters

Are we comfortable with information being hoarded by companies who are too big to care about impartiality?  

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The war over our right to information is fully upon us, with internet goliath Google demonstrating why they cannot be trusted to play fair.

Google is, legally, a private company who can do whatever they would like.  This is a cold, hard fact that will likely be examined in the near future by our nation’s top adjudicators in a free speech case, but for the time being, we’re stuck with it.

The worry is, of course, that a vast majority of internet traffic is directed by Google.  Heck, your car is even directed by Google anytime you pull up your GPS.  If Google wanted to write a piece of code that sent everyone to a Starbucks or a Whole Foods, they could do that…and likely with impunity.

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So, if Google wants to write a code that misrepresents the search results for a certain political candidate, that would also not be off limits to them as a private company.  And, in Virginia’s 5th congressional district, that appears to be exactly what is happening.

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Here are the first website results for republican Denver Riggleman as provided by Google:

Denver Riggleman

Notice anything peculiar in there?  Right in between his official website and his official Facebook link there is a Vox article that aims to paint Riggleman as an oddball and pervert.  Reading the excerpt below the article also adds in a dash of racism – a popular accusation used by democrats to belittle their opponents and cast fear among the electorate.

Now let’s search for his opponent, Leslie Cockburn:

Denver Riggleman

The first four results are from Cockburn’s official outlets, followed by an article praising the candidate from over a month ago.

Even more peculiar is the fact that this Cockburn article wasn’t all that well received, according to statistics from NewsWhip:

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[Author’s Note: Given the age of the Vox article, these same statistics were not available.  A request made to Vox for this data was not immediately returned.]

So, what is Google’s real role in our electoral process, and are we comfortable with information being hoarded by companies who are too big to care about impartiality?

That is a question that we will need to have answered, and soon, if we are to save our nation from the coming storm.

 

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Lindsey Graham Sends Cryptic Tweet to Comey as GOP Prepares Rebuttal

The media, along with the democrats, have been bludgeoning the nation with the “collusion” narrative…but what comes around, goes around.

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With the Mueller report finished, our nation will soon find herself in the next phase of the “Russiagate” scandal:  Redemption. For nearly two years we have been held hostage not only by the dark cloud of the Mueller investigation itself, but also by the democrats and the mainstream media who have been smothering us with the idea that the President of The United States is some sort of Russian spy. As far as cultural conditioning goes, this won’t be an easy reputation to repudiate, thanks to the endless chyrons and sobbing pundits of the corporately-controlled “infotainment” industry. But, in the halls of Washington DC, the rebuking comes hard and fast. In the case of James Comey, the disgraced former head of the FBI who was intrinsic to the origins of the Mueller investigation, a purposefully vague yet perfectly staged photograph of him staring into some forlorn-looking forest was meant to be his way of subtly discrediting Mueller. https://twitter.com/Comey/status/1109930531389472768 Republican Senator Lindsey Graham had the perfect response: https://twitter.com/LindseyGrahamSC/status/1109984734212513793 Graham is almost certainly referencing the likely possibility in which Comey and other who were integral to this probe getting off the ground could be brought in front of Congress to testify regarding their decisions.      

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Mad Max Throws Predictable Tantrum Over RussiaGate Nothing Burger

Not one to miss an opportunity for outrageous indignation and the airtime that comes along with it, Maxine Waters has begun to disseminate her own views on the developments.

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For nearly two years the nation has waited, and, during that wait, we have been fairly nasty to one another. You see, the democrats decided to go all in on a conspiracy theory first mentioned by failed 2016 candidate Hillary Clinton in which Donald Trump was some sort of “Russia asset”, sent to the White House on orders of Vladimir Putin. We know the rest of the long story:  Robert Mueller spend the next 22 months looking far and wide for proof of this collusion and came up essentially empty.  (And that was after investigating a number of bizarre, out-of-the-Russian-realm leads as well). To say that Mueller was thorough would be a gross understatement. Now, with the democrats overtly disappointed in the summary statement produced by the Attorney General regarding the Mueller Report, they’ve again begun to radicalize en masse. Not one to miss an opportunity for outrageous indignation and the airtime that comes along with it, Maxine Waters has begun to disseminate her own views on the developments…and they are predictably batty.  “This is not the end of anything!” Waters told MSNBC’s Joy Reid as they realized the report was a giant nothing burger for Democrats. “This is the— well, it’s the end of the report and the investigation by Mueller. But those of us who chair these committees have a responsibility to continue with our oversight,” Waters said. “There’s so much that, uh, needs to be, you know, taken a look at at this point,” she claimed,” and so it’s not the end of everything.” Waters joins fellow democratic Congressperson Adam Schiff in continuing to assert that there is still evidence of “collusion” between the Trump campaign and Russia, despite Robert Mueller specifically stating that this was not the case after 22 months of investigation.

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