If you’ve worked on any state or national campaign in the last decade, you know that social media plays a very important role in getting the message out and collecting data. Any time a campaign wants to get the news out or collect data, they do it through the use of the social media. And guess what multinational tech company specializes in search engine optimization (SEO) works with Hillary Clinton? You guessed it – GOOGLE!
Thanks to recent emails leaked on Twitter and through other social media tools, Americans are getting a better understanding of how Hillary Clinton has built her social media campaign with the help from some of the same resources that helped Obama win his presidency. One of those sources is former CEO of Google, Eric Schmidt.
The average citizen probably stills sees Google still as “the future” and a “force for good”.
But Founder of WikiLeaks, Julian Assange said “Google is not what it seems”:
“Nobody wants to acknowledge that Google has grown big and bad. But it has. Schmidt’s tenure as CEO saw Google integrate with the shadiest of US power structures as it expanded into a geographically invasive megacorporation. But Google has always been comfortable with this proximity. Long before company founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin hired Schmidt in 2001, their initial research upon which Google was based had been partly funded by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA).48 And even as Schmidt’s Google developed an image as the overly friendly giant of global tech, it was building a close relationship with the intelligence community.”
To find out from an email released by WikiLeaks, that Schmidt has been working with Clinton is not a surprise at all.
H/T Free Beacon:
“Discreet conversations” of forming “working relationships” with companies such as Facebook and Apple were also facilitated as early as October 2014, the memo stated. This is at least six months prior to when Clinton announced her candidacy for president.
The document was attached to an Oct. 26, 2014 email sent from Robby Mook, now Clinton’s campaign manager, to Cheryl Mills, a longtime Clinton aide; David Plouffe, Barack Obama’s previous campaign manager; and John Podesta, Clinton’s current campaign chairman whose email account was compromised.
The email was posted to Wikileaks after hackers believed to be working with the Russian government breached Podesta’s email account.
Teddy Goff, now a digital strategist for the Clinton campaign who is the former digital director for Obama’s reelection campaign, wrote the memo, which was addressed to Clinton. It touched base on “Technology and digital priorities.”
Goff began by listing “priorities” for the Clinton digital team to undertake. In his estimation—in order of importance—these included: “Raising lots of money,” “Creating and distributing excellent content, for both supportive and persuadable audiences, on social and paid media and in videos,” and “Recruiting, engaging, and organizing volunteers and prospective volunteers.”
Goff then provided an update on these developments. Within this section, he repeatedly referenced the work “Eric Schmidt’s group” and “team” is performing. The Washington Free Beacon reported last week that John Podesta emailed Schmidt in April 2014 to set up meetings with Cheryl Mills and Robby Mook.
Goff continued by saying that he is confident that the digital infrastructure they are building will be far more advanced than those of any challengers in either political party.
Goff concluded by speaking of the importance of the campaign forming “working relationships” with the likes of Google, Apple, Facebook, and other technology companies.
While the exact Schmidt-backed group is not named within the memo, Schmidt has provided funding to a tech startup called The Groundwork, which is paid by Hillary Clinton’s campaign.
Michael Slaby, the former chief integration and innovation officer for the Obama campaign, developed The Groundwork through a company he co-founded called Timshel. Slaby has been tight-lipped about details of its partnership with the Clinton campaign. The group has been paid nearly $600,000 from Hillary for America since its inception.
Wait that’s not all!
Also from Free Beacon:
Earlier this year, Schmidt found himself under fire after Google’s search engine was accused of manipulating searches in favor Hillary Clinton and against Donald Trump.
The allegations stemmed from a video released in June by SourceFed, a news website and YouTube channel. The group showcased how Google’s autocomplete features differed from other major search engines and was altering searches to paint Clinton in a more favorable light.
SourceFed discovered that when the phrase “Hillary Clinton Cri” was typed into Google’s search engine, it would autocomplete to “Hillary Clinton Crime Reform,” “Hillary Clinton Crisis,” and “Hillary Clinton Crime Bill 1994.”
When the same phrase was typed into Bing and Yahoo, Google’s competitors, the autocomplete showed “Hillary Clinton criminal charges,” “Hillary Clinton crimes,” Hillary Clinton criminal.”
When you use Google, I bet you thought you could trust their search engine to not be bias, but that doesn’t seem to be true, does it? Clearly something is wrong. We all know why Google want you to know the real facts on Hillary Clinton or “Hillary crimes” when you search for them? Because if you knew the REAL facts, you wouldn’t vote for her! Can you say “manipulation” of data?
The Google BIAS is undeniable!….IT is UNETHICAL and WRONG, but certainly you’re not surprised about somebody like Eric Schmidt, who is closely associated with Hillary, being unethical are you?
Google’s influence on the choices and behavior of individual human beings translates into the real power and influence of history. That same power and influence determines outcomes of elections.
It’s call voter manipulation! Google’s manipulation of searches on Hillary Clinton affects votes! Votes matter!
What else matters?
Can you guess who is a top contributor to Hillary Clinton’s campaign?…Alphabet, Inc (CEO, Eric Schmidt) donated $842,132.
When you want answers about Hillary Clinton,… just follow the money!
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