A leaked Google briefing titled “The Good Censor” advises tech companies to move away from the “American tradition” of free speech if they wish to attract advertising revenue and continue global expansion. The briefing, leaked exclusively to Breitbart News, was the product of extensive research on the part of Google. This included expert interviews with MIT Tech Review editor-in-chief Jason Pontin, Atlantic staff writer and tech critic Franklin Foer, and academic Kalev Leetaru. 35 cultural observers and 7 cultural leaders from seven countries on five continents were consulted to produce it. It can be read in full here.The 85-page briefing admits that Google and other tech platforms have fundamentally altered their policies in response to unwelcome political events around the world, including the 2016 election and the rise of Alternative für Deutschland in Germany. Responding to the leak, an official Google source said the document should … [Read more...] about THE GOOD CENSOR: Leaked Briefing Says Google Must Move Away from ‘American Tradition’ of Free Speech to Expand Globally, Attract Advertiser $$$s
By Daisuke Wakabayashi Published 1:06 pm PDT, Thursday, September 13, 2018 Sergey Brin, speaking at a 2016 news conference in South Korea, has been critical of President Trump. Sergey Brin, speaking at a 2016 news conference in South Korea, has been critical of President Trump. Photo: Lee Jin-man / Associated Press 2016 Photo: Lee Jin-man / Associated Press 2016 Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Image 1 of 1 Sergey Brin, speaking at a 2016 news conference in South Korea, has been critical of President Trump. Sergey Brin, speaking at a 2016 news conference in South Korea, has been critical of President Trump. Photo: Lee Jin-man / Associated Press 2016 Leaked Google video after Trump’s win adds to pressure from conservatives 1 / 1 … [Read more...] about Leaked Google video after Trump’s win adds to pressure from conservatives
Memory often plays strange tricks, embellishing past facts while ignoring the unpleasant details that were then so vivid. As George Orwell observed: "One way of feeling infallible is not to keep a diary."As Google marks its 20th birthday, its success seems so well known and so often repeated that it runs like a myth. But Google needs to examine where it has failed and face some serious challenges if it wants the next 20 years to be anywhere near as successful.The success story goes that Google's structure is decentralised, with product groups, from online search engines to mobile Android smartphones, working independently, resulting in numerous great products. Google's legendary "20% time" let employees work on projects outside their core jobs one day a week. This, in turn, encouraged the company's so-called "moonshot" mentality, enabling it to create products and services "ten times better" than those of competitors.It was this runaway success that sprawled an entire cottage industry … [Read more...] about Why Google will struggle to become a trillion dollar company like Apple and Amazon
PRESIDENT TRUMP is often mocked for writing daft things on Twitter. Whether he is boasting about the size of his nuclear weapons or mocking a TV presenter for her facelift, he has become known as the leader who tweets before he thinks. But this week he tweeted something insightful. In his typically gruff style, he told his 54million followers of his concerns about Google and other Silicon Valley giants. Are these companies really as neutral as they make out, he asked? Google, in particular, claims all it does is provide people with a window to the world. But is it really a bias-free guide to global events and decades’ worth of knowledge? Or is it slyly pushing its users towards the “correct” way of thinking — as defined by the PC liberals who make up the vast bulk of Silicon Valley’s movers and shakers? Trump complained that all his Google searches for “Trump news” returned negative results and brought up the “viewing/reporting of Fake … [Read more...] about President Trump’s right — Google search his biased to the liberal Left
MENLO PARK, Calif. — Facebook has taken the lion's share of scrutiny from Congress and the media about data-handling practices that allow savvy marketers and political agents to target specific audiences, but it's far from alone. YouTube, Google and Twitter also have giant platforms awash in more videos, posts and pages than any set of human eyes could ever check. Their methods of serving ads against this sea of content may come under the microscope next. Advertising and privacy experts say a backlash is inevitable against a "Wild West" internet that has escaped scrutiny before. There continues to be a steady barrage of new examples where unsuspecting advertisers had their brands associated with extremist content on major platforms. In the latest discovery, CNN reported that it found more than 300 retail brands, government agencies and technology companies had their ads run on YouTube channels that promoted white nationalists, Nazis, conspiracy theories and North … [Read more...] about After Facebook scrutiny, is Google next?