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Internet Giant’s Election Meddling Exposed by New Research

This is the sort of power that we wouldn’t grant to even the most benevolent or pragmatic person, so why has America allowed a corporation such gravity?

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While the left decried the possibility of Russian “election meddling” until they were blue in the face back in 2016, their friends over at Google were taking lessons.

You see, the internet itself exists parallel to our “real world” in many ways.  We use this channel of information often for convenience, paying bills and ordering goods and services through the click of a mouse or the tap of a finger.  Data is stored, packed, sent, received, and acted upon just as though we had committed these acts in the real world, leading many to tout the internet as some sort fo “new reality”.

This is dangerous thinking, folks, given that the internet itself is a privately controlled space.  Enormous tech companies such as Google and Facebook are the de facto kings of the world wide web, steering more traffic between them than outside of their purview.  This has granted companies such as these an extraordinarily precarious grip on public knowledge and what was once the freedom of information.

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Just how monopolistic are these private companies?  A new research study shows that Google actually influenced the American 2018 midterms, flipping congressional districts.

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New research from psychologist and search engine expert Dr. Robert Epstein shows that biased Google searches had a measurable impact on the 2018 midterm elections, pushing tens of thousands of votes towards the Democrat candidates in three key congressional races, and potentially millions more in races across the country.

The study, from Epstein and a team at the American Institute for Behavioral Research and Technology (AIBRT), analyzed Google searches related to three highly competitive congressional races in Southern California. In all three races, the Democrat won — and Epstein’s research suggests that Google search bias may have tipped them over the edge.

The research follows a previous study conducted in 2016 which showed that biased Google results pushed votes to Hillary Clinton in the presidential election. Democrats and Google executives have disputed these findings.

Just how bad was it?

According to Epstein’s study, at least 35,455 undecided voters in the three districts may have been persuaded to vote for a Democrat candidate because of slanted Google search results. Considering that each vote gained by a Democrat is potentially a vote lost by a Republican, this means more than 70,910 votes may have been lost by Republicans in the three districts due to Google bias. In one of these districts, CA 45, the Democrat margin of victory was just over 12,000 votes.

This is the sort of power that we wouldn’t grant to even the most benevolent or pragmatic person, so why has America allowed a corporation such gravity?

Perhaps it is because of convenience, or perhaps it is due to the unprecedented nature of Google as an informational gatekeeper.  In either case, the only acceptable course of action is to educate Americans on the dangers of internet monopolies, and remind the nation to always question authority…especially if it’s on the web.

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Dem Mayor Defies Stay-At-Home Order to Get Haircut Because She’s ‘Face of This City’

Do as I say, not as I do.

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Do as I say, not as I do. That should be the Democrat Party’s official motto. There’s no denying that liberals are raging hypocrites on most issues. Why not just come out and admit it? Who do they think they’re fooling? Check out what the liberal mayor of Chicago just did that regular Joe’s can’t do right now because of the pandemic, via Chicago Sun-Times: Getting your roots done isn’t essential, but getting your hair cut apparently is — at least if you’re the mayor of Chicago. Mayor Lori Lightfoot Monday defended getting her hair cut over the weekend at a time when beauty parlors are shut down. Lightfoot said, “I’m in the public every day. And candidly, my hair was not looking the way it did. I thought maybe I’d do it myself, but I knew that would be disaster.” She added, “But I think what really people want to talk about is, we’re talking about people dying here. We’re talking about significant health disparities. I think that’s what people care most about.” A Lightfoot tweet from a week ago: https://twitter.com/chicagosmayor/status/1244762897743351808?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1244762897743351808&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fchicago.suntimes.com%2Fcity-hall%2F2020%2F4%2F6%2F21211314%2Fgetting-roots-done-not-essential-getting-hair-cut-mayor-lightfoot VIDEO: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ah7xQHo9WOQ Here’s more COVID-19 randomness, via Twitter… https://twitter.com/TwitchyTeam/status/1247345860758974464 https://twitter.com/NBCNews/status/1247358731790188544 https://twitter.com/FoxNews/status/1247340895013306370 https://twitter.com/thehill/status/1247357937896620032 https://twitter.com/RealSaavedra/status/1247357076378013696 https://twitter.com/ABC7News/status/1247360709123547137 https://twitter.com/MSDNCNews/status/1247355579892477953 https://twitter.com/ABC/status/1247357575697440769 https://twitter.com/wsvn/status/1247354661000097792 https://twitter.com/TMZ/status/1247350270507417600

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Dem Rep. Infected With COVID-19 Praises Trump After Hydroxychloroquine Saves Her Life

How will they spin this one?

John Salvatore

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President Trump has been blasted left and right by Democrats and the mainstream media for promoting the drug hydroxychloroquine to treat coronavirus. Nevada’s liberal governor even banned the drug from his state just days before New York’s Democrat governor said he has seen positive results from hydroxychloroquine. Ultimately, it looks like the anti-malarial drug is working wonders for a lot of people all over the nation. And one Democrat who was infected with COVID-19 has some high praise for POTUS. From Detroit Free Press: LANSING – A Democratic state representative from Detroit is crediting hydroxychloroquine — and Republican President Donald Trump who touted the drug — for saving her in her battle with the coronavirus. State Rep. Karen Whitsett, who learned Monday she has tested positive for COVID-19, said she started taking hydroxychloroquine on March 31, prescribed by her doctor, after both she and her husband sought treatment for a range of symptoms on March 18. […] Whitsett said she was familiar with “the wonders” of hydroxychloroquine from an earlier bout with Lyme disease, but does not believe she would have thought to ask for it, or her doctor would have prescribed it, had Trump not been touting it as a possible treatment for COVID-19. Trump’s response… https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/1247268841845141504?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1247268841845141504&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.freep.com%2Fstory%2Fnews%2Flocal%2Fmichigan%2Fdetroit%2F2020%2F04%2F06%2Fdemocrat-karen-whitsett-coronavirus-hydroxychloroquine-trump%2F2955430001%2F Here’s more COVID-19 randomness, via Twitter… https://twitter.com/Smatz88/status/1247317559285866501 https://twitter.com/LoConservative/status/1247326162642239494 https://twitter.com/TrumpWarRoom/status/1247330914222387200 https://twitter.com/Aaliyahhhs/status/1247207920909144072 https://twitter.com/barstoolsports/status/1247329493942972417 https://twitter.com/nowthisnews/status/1247332765336391680 https://twitter.com/SenTedCruz/status/1247330495886757890 https://twitter.com/rufuswainwright/status/1247333402849742848 https://twitter.com/TheCoronaMemes/status/1247326742324187136

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