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Na, Google! Tell us how you REALLY feel about Trump voters...

By MegaForce following x   2018 Sep 12, 2:23pm 916 views   68 comments   watch   sfw   quote     share    


A video recorded by Google shortly after the 2016 presidential election reveals an atmosphere of panic and dismay amongst the tech giant’s leadership, coupled with a determination to thwart both the Trump agenda and the broader populist movement emerging around the globe.

The video is a full recording of Google’s first all-hands meeting following the 2016 election (these weekly meetings are known inside the company as “TGIF” or “Thank God It’s Friday” meetings). Sent to Breitbart News by an anonymous source, it features co-founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin, VPs Kent Walker and Eileen Naughton, CFO Ruth Porat, and CEO Sundar Pichai. It can be watched in full above. It can and should be watched in full above in order to get the full context of the meeting and the statements made.

Co-founder Sergey Brin can be heard comparing Trump supporters to fascists and extremists. Brin argues that like other extremists, Trump voters were motivated by “boredom,” which he says in the past led to fascism and communism.

VP for Global Affairs Kent Walker argues that supporters of populist causes like the Trump campaign are motivated by “fear, xenophobia, hatred, and a desire for answers that may or may not be there.”

Later, Walker says that Google should fight to ensure the populist movement – not just in the U.S. but around the world – is merely a “blip” and a “hiccup” in a historical arc that “bends toward progress.”

CEO Sundar Pichai states that the company will develop machine learning and A.I. to combat what an employee described as “misinformation” shared by “low-information voters.”

https://www.breitbart.com/tech/2018/09/12/leaked-video-google-leaderships-dismayed-reaction-to-trump-election/

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29   Aphroman   ignore (6)   2018 Sep 13, 11:00am   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

LeonDurham says
Tenpoundbass says
I just hope Trump will use this as precedence to bust Google up, and take Android away from them.
Rip Google out of it and provide it as Google originally intended when they lied and said Android was Open Source.


I thought Trump Cultists were the party of free speech?? That doesn't apply to people working at Google? Or free speech doesn't include criticizing your dear leader?


These people can’t keep their failed loser government out of my private sector. Losers
30   FortWayne   ignore (2)   2018 Sep 13, 11:01am   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

You are hopeless.

LeonDurham says
FortWayne says

I know you don't understand written words well. But again, no one here asked for regulation on things we don't like. Pointing out liberal hypocricy is not an ask for regulation. Learn "reading comprehension" Leon.


No, personal insults aside, actually the Trump cultists have almost universally condemned private companies for deciding which products they will build and sell in their stores.

They seem to think the Nanny State should dictate it instead.
31   socal2   ignore (0)   2018 Sep 13, 11:07am   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

LeonDurham says
I thought Trump Cultists were the party of free speech?? That doesn't apply to people working at Google? Or free speech doesn't include criticizing your dear leader?


I thought Progs were against Monopolies?

The only hypocrites on this issue are the Progs.........yet they think they are clever with the "muh Corporations" bit.
32   ThreeBays   ignore (0)   2018 Sep 13, 11:22am   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

FortWayne says
ThreeBays says
Most people feel the same, so should be positive for GOOG.


Most people in San Francisco and coastal elite areas. Outside of that you'll get a different perspective.


You're right, the number of deplorables out there can't be underestimated. Thankfully I've talked to many normal people in other states including Red states that don't all support Trump. Many didn't vote for either Trump or Hillary.
33   LeonDurham   ignore (0)   2018 Sep 13, 11:24am   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

socal2 says
I thought Progs were against Monopolies?

The only hypocrites on this issue are the Progs.........yet they think they are clever with the "muh Corporations" bit.


Sure--I thought everyone was against monopolies? You want to make the case they are a monopoly? Go ahead.
34   MegaForce   ignore (0)   2018 Sep 13, 11:34am   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

marcus says
But then wouldn't you find the same thing among any group where the average IQ is over 120 ?


No.

I work with these people. Very intelligent in THEIR FIELD OF EXPERTISE. But outside of it, not so much. But they think that are, anyway. The classical case study of this type of bias are the large propensity of doctors who do not know how to invest their money well, but think that they do.
35   MegaForce   ignore (0)   2018 Sep 13, 11:36am   ↑ like (2)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

socal2 says
FortWayne says


These Libs live in such a bubble. They have no idea that the majority of Americans outside of the #1 poverty capital in the US (California) are pretty normal and not shrieking SJW emo's who cry over politics.

If you just take away Los Angeles or San Francisco, the Democrats could never win a national election every again based on the popular vote.

36   MegaForce   ignore (0)   2018 Sep 13, 11:38am   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

LeonDurham says
Trump cultists "Government needs to stay out of the way of businesses... well, unless they do things we don't like. Then we need to regulate the hell out of them!!!"


That's called: "GOP is finally getting smart. The Dems have long since abused government power this way...remember the various Tea Party groups that Obama sic'd the IRS on?"
37   MegaForce   ignore (0)   2018 Sep 13, 11:39am   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

LeonDurham says
That doesn't apply to people working at Google? Or free speech doesn't include criticizing your dear leader?


They've gone beyond that. They have used their platforms to promote Libtardism while censoring conservatives.

That is what is called 'providing services in kind' to the Democrats. An illegal campaign contribution.
38   LeonDurham   ignore (0)   2018 Sep 13, 11:43am   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

AntiOcasioCortez says
hey've gone beyond that. They have used their platforms to promote Libtardism while censoring conservatives.


Examples?
39   krc   ignore (0)   2018 Sep 13, 11:48am   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

This is why sites like Patrick.net are critical, maintaining a site with the free expression of ideas, etc... Maybe that is a future/near term business plan? :)
Try TOR and duckduckgo - wonder if duck is linking to google behind the scenes? Is that iwog? :)

Google chrome is about 60% of the browser market, and 91% of searches are done via google - standard oil actually had FAR less market share and control in the industry. The Supreme Court IIRC stepped in and made the decision not based on oil production, etc.. but on restraint of trade issues. Specifically they noted the control of the pipe that pushed oil from various producers. But, times have changed as this thread indicates and even the left is weary of regulation.

There is no reason why any large corporation can't become very "political". In the past, government has taken the view that critical items like gas, energy delivery/etc....fall under a public trust etc.. should not be monopolized. Government then would break up large corporations (standard, at&t,etc..). I am very surprised by the left on this board that view anything that Google/Amazon/FB etc... should be unregulated. Hopefully this is because they value free speech. I actually agree - these private companies can do what they want - but that is not traditional left (support of free speech is considered "classical liberal," however).

And, let's admit it, if this was a company that was anti-left then the media would be demanding "regulation" of all of these companies and potentially breaking them up. And this story would be front page everywhere. Time will tell what happens...

Just very surprised Google would be so up-front about it. Usually, you don't want to alienate any potential voter/customer.
40   TwoScoopsOfSpaceForce   ignore (4)   2018 Sep 13, 12:15pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

LeonDurham says
Sure--I thought everyone was against monopolies? You want to make the case they are a monopoly? Go ahead.


Google controls 90% of the search results, so yep, they sure are.

If they're colluding with Left Wing Activist groups like Voto Latino that claims bipartisanship but flat out says Trump is a Threat to All Latinos, to increase hashtag shares and change search results for Latino Users, that's an issue.

If Google is giving political assistance to the Clinton Campaign, what is the dollar value of changing Hashtags and manipulating the search engine results?
41   LeonDurham   ignore (0)   2018 Sep 13, 12:20pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

TwoScoopsOfSpaceForce says
Google controls 90% of the search results, so yep, they sure are.


In the US it's more like 63%.

The rest of your post is a whole lot of "ifs".
42   APOCALYPSEFUCKisShostikovitch   ignore (34)   2018 Sep 13, 12:20pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

All my Google searches now return multiple TRUMPCUNT! MUST! DIE! responses with links to clean identities I can use to fill in firearms license applications!
43   krc   ignore (0)   2018 Sep 13, 12:28pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

I have to say that APOCALYPSE's vignettes are fun to read.... :)
44   krc   ignore (0)   2018 Sep 13, 12:51pm   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

World wide
http://gs.statcounter.com/search-engine-market-share
US
http://gs.statcounter.com/search-engine-market-share/all/united-states-of-america

There is probably better data behind a paywall somewhere...
Chrome is only at a 60% penetration rate or so in the US, but the actual platform for searching is much more than that for google.
46   TwoScoopsOfSpaceForce   ignore (4)   2018 Sep 13, 1:03pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

LeonDurham says
The rest of your post is a whole lot of "ifs".


No Ifs there. It's all self-admitted in the Executive's Emails.
47   TwoScoopsOfSpaceForce   ignore (4)   2018 Sep 13, 1:05pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

krc says
World wide
http://gs.statcounter.com/search-engine-market-share
US
http://gs.statcounter.com/search-engine-market-share/all/united-states-of-america


In case people are too lazy to click, he's why Google has a search monopoly.

.




Reminder: Standard Oil did not control 100% of the oil. Just in the 80s%
49   LeonDurham   ignore (0)   2018 Sep 13, 1:11pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

TwoScoopsOfSpaceForce says
No Ifs there. It's all self-admitted in the Executive's Emails.


can you post them?
50   TwoScoopsOfSpaceForce   ignore (4)   2018 Sep 13, 1:18pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

LeonDurham says
can you post them?



The email as been quoted on Fox News verbatim, and cites a specific person, not an "Anonymous Source" - so sorry, it's not the equivalent of the NYT hit piece.

http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2018/09/11/leaked-google-employees-emails-reveal-effort-to-boost-latino-vote-surprise-that-some-voted-for-trump.html

The specifically named executive in question was employed in the position at Google at the time the emails were written:
51   Quigley   ignore (0)   2018 Sep 13, 1:23pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

I use DuckDuckGo instead of Google or Microsoft’s Bing. No problems and it returns better hits on anything remotely political.
52   MAGA   ignore (1)   2018 Sep 13, 1:31pm   ↑ like (3)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

I was watching 1984 last night. A perfect example of modern day liberals.

53   MegaForce   ignore (0)   2018 Sep 13, 2:16pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

jvolstad says
I was watching 1984 last night. A perfect example of modern day liberals.


And to think that back in 1984, the libtards running Apple were the opposite:
55   krc   ignore (0)   2018 Sep 13, 2:24pm   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

That was a very cool ad by Apple.
56   LeonDurham   ignore (0)   2018 Sep 13, 2:39pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

TwoScoopsOfSpaceForce says
The email as been quoted on Fox News verbatim, and cites a specific person, not an "Anonymous Source" - so sorry, it's not the equivalent of the NYT hit piece.


And it says nothing like what you claimed, as I expected. Where does it say this, for example:

TwoScoopsOfSpaceForce says
to increase hashtag shares and change search results for Latino Users, that's an issue.


Or this:

TwoScoopsOfSpaceForce says
If Google is giving political assistance to the Clinton Campaign, what is the dollar value of changing Hashtags and manipulating the search engine results?
57   krc   ignore (0)   2018 Sep 13, 2:50pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

What I find amazing is that senior leadership would even say anything like this. Is this normal for companies in the valley? I have worked for several - but they were not "top tier" companies - mostly hardcore tech-only hardware manufacturing. I can't image a CEO and executive staff being that overtly political with staff. Most companies just try and ignore politics.
58   Tenpoundbass   ignore (11)   2018 Sep 13, 3:00pm   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Bust up Google and Take Android away and issue it under GPL license for public use, like Google lied and said it was early on.
Go full Commie town on those Commie bastards, weirdos and Trannys and take Android from Google.

Rip Google Search out of Android, then Google can go fuck themselves with Ru Pauls fetid dick.

Replace Google store with a internet protocol, you publish APK's to your own website, and make a new DNS entry record type.
Nobody can take any app out of the store, owners of the apps control access from price to who can have/buy it.
59   MegaForce   ignore (0)   2018 Sep 13, 3:28pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

krc says
That was a very cool ad by Apple.

Different era. Libs were such batshit crazy wackos then.
60   MegaForce   ignore (0)   2018 Sep 13, 3:31pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

krc says
What I find amazing is that senior leadership would even say anything like this. Is this normal for companies in the valley? I have worked for several - but they were not "top tier" companies - mostly hardcore tech-only hardware manufacturing. I can't image a CEO and executive staff being that overtly political with staff. Most companies just try and ignore politics.


This is par for the course in software land. Used to not be so much in the South Bay (San Jose, Sunnyvale, etc) compared to Batshit Crazy SF. Now the infection has spread even to there.
62   TwoScoopsOfSpaceForce   ignore (4)   2018 Sep 14, 12:18pm   ↑ like (4)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

1998: "The internet is the wild west. Leave Usenet Alone! We, the Tech Elites of Silicon Valley, say there is no excuse for limiting free speech. Don't be Evil!"

2018: "The internet should be a nice, relaxing place where you never encounter any Triggering Content. Regulate Social Media and thank God almost nobody remembers Usenet! We, the Tech Elites of Silicon Valley, say we must control offensive content and hate speech. Let's build a censored search engine for China!"
63   mell   ignore (2)   2018 Sep 14, 8:12pm   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

TwoScoopsOfSpaceForce says
1998: "The internet is the wild west. Leave Usenet Alone! We, the Tech Elites of Silicon Valley, say there is no excuse for limiting free speech. Don't be Evil!"

2018: "The internet should be a nice, relaxing place where you never encounter any Triggering Content. Regulate Social Media and thank God almost nobody remembers Usenet! We, the Tech Elites of Silicon Valley, say we must control offensive content and hate speech. Let's build a censored search engine for China!"


Haha love those - so true. Keep em coming.
64   Call It Crazy   ignore (5)   2018 Sep 15, 12:17am   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

AntiOcasioCortez says
supporters of populist causes like the Trump campaign are motivated by “fear, xenophobia, hatred, and a desire for answers that may or may not be there.”

Trump knows that better than anybody and made plenty hay with it.

Feelz, lulz, winning ...

GOP has a party full of voters who do not want to deal with reality, who feel entitled to have privileges over minorities, and who love to be lied to. Think of the aging wealthy man who believes the young girl is with him because he’s so hot. That’s the base level deception and emotional motivation driving the Republican party voters – they want someone who makes them feel good about themselves, who holds up a mirror that makes them hot, right and rich.

They love the lie because ideologies comfort the voter. Everyone wants to feel like they are right, righteous, and morally superior. The problem comes when people can’t accept reality because reality says they were not right. And instead of admitting that and adjusting course, they demand that everyone get blamed equally while still claiming they never made a mistake. (And the “fourth estate” not only allows this but plays dumb regarding basic facts in order to make this work.) This level of petulant avoidance of reality is what got the Republican party to the point where their base loves the biggest liar the best.

They don’t care that Donald Trump lies; they love him because his lies soothe them. His lies appease them. His lies make them feel justified and righteous. His lies make them feel good about who they are. The voters are the children who do not want to be grown ups and the grown ups in the party have indulged them and fed them candy to keep from having to parent, and now they are stuck with a monster of a child.

https://www.politicususa.com/2016/03/31/ninety-one-percent-donald-trump-false.html
65   marcus   ignore (4)   2018 Sep 15, 12:28am   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Call It Crazy says
They don’t care that Donald Trump lies; they love him because his lies soothe them. His lies appease them. His lies make them feel justified and righteous. His lies make them feel good about who they are. The voters are the children who do not want to be grown ups and the grown ups in the party have indulged them and fed them candy to keep from having to parent, and now they are stuck with a monster of a child.


When did call it crazy get so smart ? I feel like I used to argue with this guy. But he's on point about Trump, and even more so about the Trump cult, and Trumps republican followers in general.

I fear today's children are being totally screwed over wth what they're learning (by watching our President). . Being honest was a big deal when I was a kid. Especially being honest in your deeds and what you say to others. How is this affecting children ? THe best case scenario would be that they have no respect for the office of POTUS. But that's a very sad outcome indeed.

Imagine being a somewhat intelligent child today, with parents that think Trump is awesome. Consider the stream of reality they have to take in and hear their parents saying is all fake news, and that they need to see Trump and Trumps behavior as admirable. The most powerful man in the world, making up reality to be whatever he wants it to be. What kind of people are these children going to be ? My guess is that they will be like today's Russian citizens, who don't view reality as something that they should or even can objectively form beliefs about. Reality is whatever the government tells you it is. Period.

Oh yeah, but I almost forgot. I'm supposed to be worried about a minority of today's college students, that is I'm supposed to be worried about the of left wing loonies (small percentage of democrats) that are in in to microaggressions, safe spaces, the systemic oppression of minorities, and weird gender nonsense.
66   jazz_music   ignore (4)   2018 Sep 15, 12:19pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

marcus says
I'm supposed to be worried about the of left wing loonies

Yup, be worried about me.

I will destroy the lie factories and give their toadies no quarter.

They got so much money coming in that they can feign reality coast to coast even as they make shit up just to help out the bad image of the Republicans, but only because Joe 6-pack falls asleep to it and commutes to it.

Every once in a while it is pretty entertaining to tune in especially to listen to Geraldo Rivera earn his pocho bones with the shit Fox News makes up and he then has to pawn off, passionately, on their distracted audience.
67   MegaForce   ignore (0)   2018 Sep 20, 5:31pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Call It Crazy says
GOP has a party full of voters who do not want to deal with reality


hahaahah...sorry, pal. But you are describing Dem voters...and quite possibly yourself.

"who feel entitled to have privileges over minorities"

nope. It is resentment of minorities have privileges over them.
68   Patrick   ignore (0)   2018 Sep 20, 8:48pm   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

AntiOcasioCortez says
nope. It is resentment of minorities have privileges over them.



This is also true. Non-Asian minorities are given explicit preference in university admissions and hiring to make up for their own failure to compete with Asians.

Asians, on the other hand, are punished with quotas for their failure to support the false allegations that minorities are somehow oppressed.

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