Project Veritas has sent shock waves across the internet after how it unearthed Google’s voluntary manipulation and favoritism. At a juncture where Big Tech is constantly accused of censoring, the Project Veritas findings make the case against Google stronger.
A third video this week from Project Veritas explains how Google executives are manipulative. The company’s senior executive Ashwin Agarwal said that online platforms were influencing people in a way they didn’t “sign up for.”
“People don’t know what is happening to them,” said Agarwal. “The more you see a Biden ad… You’re going to become for Biden.” He explained that Google’s algorithms automatically push people towards discovering whatever trends they want to remain prevalent.
Agarwal explained that algorithms generally show people what they have already clicked – or in other words, prefer already. So over time, the algorithm starts to show similar results, because of which users get trapped in a loop and cannot recognise the fact, let alone come out of the loop.
“If you’re a Democrat and you see more and more Democrat [content], you’re not given an opportunity to change your mind.”
The founder of Project Veritas, James O’Keefe says that Google is the “most dominant” Big Tech company globally, and that it has great potential to influence elections.
Agarwal also spoke about campaign ads and how they also trap viewers in a sort of closed loop. “Biden creating 500 ads, one for each mission – but each of us only seeing the one that we care about.”
He also said that the future for Trump supporters in the company is quite grim. “If I say that tomorrow that I’m a Trump supporter, I’d probably lose my job.”
At a point of time where Big Tech is being investigated for censorship allegations, Project Veritas findings may very well be a game changer. While the mainstream media tend to ignore such stories, the information is out there for people to make up their mind. So far, three revelations have been shared with the public, the first one being about search functions, the second one about the bias when it comes to advertising, and the third one about search results and how they are manipulative.