There was a panelist on the Breitbart News’ “Masters of the Universe” town hall on Internet freedom who asserted that Big Tech could influence millions of votes. The actual number quoted was an astonishing 12 million votes. Does that concern you or just scare the heck out of you?
Dr. Robert Epstein, the senior research psychologist at the American Institute for Behavioral Research and Technology came up with that number. The number one tech giant in a position to do that will probably not surprise you. The good old Google search engine could control it just by search results that favored one side over the other. Here is how that would work.
As Written and Reported By Robert Kraychik for Breitbart:
Dr. Robert Epstein, the senior research psychologist at the American Institute for Behavioral Research and Technology and a panelist on Breitbart News’ “Masters of the Universe” town hall on Internet freedom, joined SiriusXM hosts Rebecca Mansour and Joel Pollak on Thursday’s Breitbart News Tonight to warn of technology firms’ growing political power.
Epstein pointed to Google’s dominance of the Internet search market.
“As it happens, 90 percent of search around the world is conducted on just one search engine,” noted Epstein. “There’s never been a precedent for anything like this, ever. You’ve got one company that’s controlling search around the world.”
Epstein added, “That’s a power to shift opinions that’s in the hands of a handful of people in one particular town in Northern California, affecting people around the world, with no way to counteract what they’re doing, with no competitors out there.”
Mansour requested Epstein’s commentary on social media companies’ suppression of conservative content.
Mansour said, “I have a sneaking suspicion that as we approach the midterms, they’re tightening the noose on conservative social media in ways that are not even quantitative. We won’t even know [for sure] if they’re doing it. We’ll just sort of…..
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