Google ads executive Adriano Amaduzzi says he intentionally ignored a request from the Head of Digital Infrastructure for the UK Conservative Party to run pro-Brexit ads and indicated that his own personal opposition to the ending of freedom of movement under Brexit motivated his action.
Amaduzzi told an undercover Project Veritas journalist that the Head of Digital Infrastructure for the UK Conservative Party expressed an interest in running Google ads and asked Amaduzzi for help.
“I was like, I didn’t answer!” Amaduzzi said. “You’re telling an Italian that lives in London that you want to advertise Brexit. It’s like, seriously?”
Amaduzzi then characterized Brexit as “blocking free movement” of European people – a reference to citizens of European Union (EU) member states having to go through a points-based UK immigration system after Brexit instead of the previous system which allowed them to work and reside in the UK without a work permit.
“You’re asking a European guy to help you do that? I was like, sure,” Amaduzzi added.
Amaduzzi’s admission is the latest of several statements from Google managers and executives that shine a light on internal political bias within the company.
Yesterday, Project Veritas released another video featuring Google Cloud Technical Program Manager, Ritesh Lakhkar, who said that corporations are “playing God” and “taking away freedom of speech” with their selective censorship. He also described Google as the worst corporation he’s worked for when it comes to “following the leftist agenda” and said many of its employees were “crying in the corridors,” protesting, and having group therapy sessions in response to President Trump’s election in 2016.
And last year, a senior Google executive, Jen Gennai, told undercover Project Veritas journalists that only Big Tech companies can prevent “the next Trump situation and that Google is training its algorithms so that “if 2016 happened again,” “would the outcome be different?”
Google CEO Sundar Pichai told Congress in 2018: “I lead this company without political bias and work to ensure that our products continue to operate that way.”
Not only has Pichai’s statement been disputed by several former Google employees but this mounting collection of statements from executives and managers indicate that bias is not only present inside the company but increasingly exercising its influence over Google’s operations.