An expert on the undue influence of Big Tech on American society made a startling assertion on the role of internet giant Google in the 2020 presidential election. Robert Epstein concluded that six million votes were added to Joe Biden’s tally by the search engine.
Epstein is the director of the American Institute for Behavioral Research and Technology (AIBRT). He spent decades deciphering how these companies hold sway over the democratic process.
Recently he explained the technical methods he deployed to expose the manipulation Google performed in 2020 and 2022. Part of the technique was to skew the search term suggestions that begin with the very first letter typed into the engine.
Epstein also noted how Google ranks search results through ideological agreement. An individual utilizing the platform to research their political choices would instantly be steered toward leftist candidates and causes.
The glaring differences between searches using Google and those with engines that are not blatantly tilted are immediately apparent.
100%. Seeing many responses to Rogan’s interview of Robert Epstein focusing on him being condescending and annoying, but the information he provides is critical for people to be aware of. For those who genuinely fear for election security, he explains the true threat. https://t.co/BDwxLj83g9
— Josey Cogburn 🛒 (@amcap76) January 24, 2022
When a controversial topic is entered into a Google search, observe how virtually every source retrieved aligns with Democratic objectives and the leftist narrative.
And it’s not just the 2020 presidential race that Epstein believes was greatly influenced by Google.
In 2019, he told a U.S. Senate committee about his conclusion that the tech giant steered between 2.6 million and 10 million voters into Hillary Clinton’s camp in 2016.
The dive into Big Tech and American politics by Epstein went further down to the state level. The contentious 2022 Arizona governor’s race took center stage recently at the first meeting of the Arizona House of Representatives Committee on Oversight, Accountability, and Big Tech.
Along with Republican candidate Kari Lake, Epstein told the gathering that if Google’s influence were removed, she would be their governor. Lake lost a hotly contested race that the researcher blamed in large part on Big Tech influencing undecided voters.
His efforts are expanding, and the researcher said his methods are now finely tuned to where they may determine exactly how many votes were influenced.
What is glaringly apparent is that Big Tech is not a friend of true democracy. The marketplace of ideas and political ideologies should be free from outside influence, and people must be trusted to form their own opinions from facts gathered.
At least to one prominent researcher, Google searches find those “facts” are stacked heavily in favor of the Democratic Party.