Google’s liberal bias has never been a secret. For the most part, it has been common knowledge that Google and other tech giants embrace the liberal platform while systematically employing methods of discrimination against conservatives. Google even has their own version of re-education camps for employees, a fact which came out when former Google engineer James Damore was fired from Google for espousing conservative views and pointing out the hypocrisy which Google executives engage in daily. Mr. Damore is now suing Google for wrongful termination.
However, Google is not content with simply embracing a liberal utopia, but the tech giant also records what you say online as well as your searches, and according to the information they aggregate against a user, will determine how that user is categorized in Google’s liberal utopia. Should you be a conservative, it is likely you will be negatively targeted and not even be aware of it.
Google uses a specific function in their software to aggregate a user’s movements online, and if you’d like to see what Google has collected on you, it can be found on your personal Google history page. Matt Agorist from The Freedom Thought Project elaborates, “The recordings can function as a kind of diary, reminding you of the various places and situations that you and your phone have been in. But it’s also a reminder of just how much information is collected about you, and how intimate that information can be. You’ll see more if you’ve an Android phone, which can be activated at any time just by saying “OK, Google”. But you may well also have recordings on there whatever devices you’ve interacted with Google using.” Thankfully, it is a manageable feature, which a user can turn off and delete.
Google claims that this feature was put in place to provide a user with more concise search results, but when you take the time to see what Google is collecting on you, and the amount of data involved, it is enough to cause serious concern. This personal history page is a running record of everywhere you have ever been on the Internet, searches you have conducted, and material you have viewed.
Countering the position that this information is simply collected to help a user with their searches, Robert Epstein, of the American Institute for Behavioral Research, conducted a test on the Google search engine during the 2016 Presidential election. What he found was astonishing. As reported by Jeff Mordock from The Washington Times, “The results were stunning. Google searches returned twice as many pro-Hillary Clinton news articles as Yahoo searches. Perhaps even more stunning was that men and blue-state residents saw more than double the number of pro-Clinton articles than women and people living in red states.” At the time that The Washington Times published this article in October of 2017, Mr. Epstein claimed he could not figure out what caused Google to be biased. It seems that this bias is generated in part from the information Google collects on users via of their personal Google history page.
Matt Agorist from The Freedom Thought Project has graciously taken the time to provide in detail how you can prevent Google from aggregating information on you as well as prevent the tech giant from the tracking your previous locations. “You can start this eye-opening journey by heading to Google’s history page and looking at the long list of recordings. The company has a specific audio page as well as their record of where you’ve been on the Internet. If you’ve never disabled the feature, you will see a list of audio recordings, even some done outside of the Google app, as well as a transcript of the audio Google has converted to text.”
Once you pull up the list of recordings and other information, these can all be deleted and turned off. The Independent provides instructions for this, “To delete particular files, you can click the check box on the left and then move back to the top of the page and select “delete”. To get rid of everything, you can press the “More” button, select “Delete options” and then “Advanced” and click through. The easiest way to stop Google recording everything is to turn off the virtual assistant and never to use voice search. But that solution also gets at the central problem of much privacy and data use today – doing so cuts off one of the most useful things about having an Android phone or using Google search.”
It is also advisable to go back and make sure that Google is not continuing to collect this information once you have turned it off and deleted past entries. Being an informed consumer is the most definitive way to ensure conservatives reduce their risk of being targeted by liberal tech giants such as Google.