#Trump tweet, point #1: I’ve never said that #Google deliberately “manipulated” the 2016 election, but I measured substantial pro-#Hillary bias in #Google‘s search results by preserving & analyzing 13,207 election-related searches & the 98,044 web pages linked to those searches.
#Trump tweet, point #2: The level of pro-#Hillary bias I found in #Google‘s search results – absent on #Bing & #Yahoo – was enough to convince between 2.6 & 10.4 million undecided voters to vote for Hillary. .@realDonaldTrump said 16 million; that’s wrong.
#Trump tweet, point #3: It doesn’t matter whether the bias in #Google search results was deliberate or not. Once it appeared – which it did at least 6 months before the election – it began shifting opinions & votes without people’s knowledge & without leaving a paper trail.
If you want the full story about my 2016 election monitoring project, read my essay, “Taming Big Tech: The Case for Monitoring,” published last year: https://hackernoon.com/taming-big-tech-5fef0df0f00d …
Now, switching to .@HillaryClinton: This is going to hurt me to write, because I & my whole extended family have been strong supporters of the Clintons for decades. I have a framed, signed letter from #Bill on the wall near my desk. But #Hillary should be ashamed of herself.
@HillaryClinton said that my 2016 election monitoring project has been “debunked” & was “based on 21 undecided voters.” Both assertions are false, & both came from #Google. To understand what’s going on here, you need to know about the relationship between #Hillary & #Google.”
#Hillary has long depended on #Google for both money & votes. Her largest donor in 2016 was Alphabet/Google. Her Chief Technology Officer during the campaign was Stephanie Hannon, a former Google exec. And then there’s #EricSchmidt, longtime head of Google – the guy in the pic:
A leaked email showed that in 2014 #Google‘s #EricSchmidt offered to run #Hillary‘s tech campaign (see pic). In 2015, Schmidt in fact funded The Groundwork, a highly secretive tech company, the sole purpose of which was to put Clinton into office. https://qz.com/520652/groundwork-eric-schmidt-startup-working-for-hillary-clinton-campaign/ …