Another day, another example of Big Tech’s liberal bias and/or outright incompetence.
In a surprising yet comical twist this morning, I received an email from Google alerting me advertisements have been suspended on one of my BASEDPolitics articles: “Here’s the Real Reason Inflation Keeps Surging.”
Why has Google blocked ads on my piece? The tech giant has supposedly decided that it constitutes “dangerous or derogatory content.” Yes, seriously.
The article in question simply reports the news of surging inflation metrics and debunks the Democrats’ silly and economically illiterate arguments that “corporate greed” is driving the price increases. Then, it criticizes Biden’s blowout spending policies and the Federal Reserve’s rampant money-printing as the real culprits behind the harmful ongoing inflation uptick.
What part of this is “dangerous” or “derogatory,” exactly?
This could be a mistake. But Google has a long and alarming history of blacklisting conservative websites from its search results. And its subsidiary platform, YouTube, commonly demonetizes, restricts, or outright bans right-leaning users. It’s clearly a biased institution, even if subconsciously.
More than 90 percent of political donations from Google employees go to Democrats. The company is an echo chamber where left-leaning ideas run unchecked and the few right-leaning employees are sometimes afraid to speak out.
There’s almost certainly not some nefarious plot by top Google executives to throttle and ban conservatives en masse. But when you have people who all see the world in a certain way running such an influential platform and making so many subjective decisions, bias is all-but-certain to ensue.
It’s also possible there’s something more sinister at play here. From search to advertisements to YouTube, Google is responsible for a massive amount of information the public receives. It has a civic duty to do much better—and not project its own political biases onto the information we all see every day.