A Google executive has been captured on video condemning the 2016 presidential election result as “screwing over” the American people, vowing the tech giant will focus on “preventing the next Trump situation.”
The video was released Monday by James O’Keefe’s Project Veritas, which said it’s the third tech insider “who has bravely stepped forward to expose the secrets of Silicon Valley.”
“These new documents, supported by undercover video, raise questions of Google’s neutrality and the role they see themselves fulfilling in the 2020 elections,” he said
The video shows Jen Gennai, who is head of Google’s Responsible Innovation” team, which “monitors and evaluates the responsible implementation of Artificial Intelligence technologies.”
“We all got screwed over in 2016, again it wasn’t just us, it was, the people got screwed over, the news media got screwed over, like, everybody got screwed over so we’re rapidly been like, what happened there and how do we prevent it from happening again,” she stated.
“We’re also training our algorithms, like, if 2016 happened again, would we have, would the outcome be different?”
Gennai stated the company’s intent for the future: “Elizabeth Warren is saying we should break up Google. And like, I love her but she’s very misguided, like that will not make it better it will make it worse, because all these smaller companies who don’t have the same resources that we do will be charged with preventing the next Trump situation, it’s like a small company cannot do that.”
Project Veritas said its source, a Google insider, explained the company’s Machine Learning Fairness is one of the tools Google uses to promote its political agenda.
“Documents leaked by a Google informant elaborate on Machine Learning Fairness and the ‘algorithmic unfairness’ that AI product intervention aims to solve,” the report said.
It quoted Google documents that confirm its belief that a representation can be factually accurate but still “unfair.”
“For example, imagine that a Google image query for ‘CEOs’ shows predominantly men. Even if it were a factually accurate representation of the world, it would be algorithmic unfairness because it would reinforce a stereotype about the role of women in leadership positions.”
The document explained the company then could consider it desirable to “help society reach a more fair and equitable state” through “intervention.”
The report said that when someone typed in “women can” they got suggested searches for “women can vote,” “women can do it” “women can do anything,” “women can be drafted” and “women can fly.”
For “men can,” they got “man can have babies,” “man can get pregnant,” “men can have periods” and m”men can think about nothing.”
In another example, “donald trump emails” was auto-completed with “donald trump jr. emails twitter,” “donald trump jr. emails pdf,” “victory donald trump emails” and more.
For “hillary clinton emails” there were no auto-filled results.
“The reason we launched our A.I. principles is because people were not putting that line in the sand, that they were not saying what’s fair and what’s equitable so we’re like, well we are a big company, we’re going to say it,” Gennai claimed.
The Google insider who contacted Project Veritas explained, “They’re going to redefine a reality based on what they think is fair and based upon what they want, and what and is part of their agenda.”
Internal documents also show a plan to set up a “single point of truth” for “news.”
Project Veritas said: “The leaked documents appear to show that Google makes news decisions about what news they promote and distribute on their site. Comments made by Gennai raise similar questions. In a conversation with Veritas journalists, Gennai explains that ‘conservative sources’ and ‘credible sources’ don’t always coincide according to Google’s editorial practices.”
She said, “We have gotten accusations of around fairness is that we’re unfair to conservatives because we’re choosing what we find as credible news sources and those sources don’t necessarily overlap with conservative sources.”
Project Veritas said it would continue to investigate “abuses” by tech companies.
In the comments section following the Project Veritas video, William Surina said it appears that Google is confessing to interference in U.S. elections.
“We cannot turn over our elections to a corporation headed by a single individual [who] is on record as being able to and [willing] to interfere. Foreign interference and influence is much less dangerous to the Republic than Google.”