‘Claims to be fair, but gave a “silent donation” to a left-wing group…’
(Kaylee McGhee, Liberty Headlines) U.S. House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., criticized Google on Tuesday for its bias against conservatives and refusal to testify before the Senate.
McCarthy has attacked alleged Internet censorship over the past few months and said Google is part of the problem since its filtering processes are “very unclear.”
In a tweet, McCarthy said an “invitation will be on its way,” suggesting the House will ask Google to testify in the coming weeks.
•Claims to be fair, but gave a “silent donation” to a left-wing group to stop Trump
•Works w/ China/Russia to censor the internet, but cancelled a contract with our military
•Ignores Senate hearing
It’s time for @Google to answer some ?’s An invite will be on its way.
— Kevin McCarthy (@GOPLeader) September 11, 2018
McCarthy’s reference to Google’s “silent donation” hasn’t been verified, but Fox News host Tucker Carlson claimed he had proof of this as well.
Carson reported that Eliana Murillo, former head of multicultural marketing at Google, sent an email the day after the 2016 presidential election that proves Google’s attempt to influence the election, particularly in key states like Florida and Arizona.
Murillo bragged that Google “used its owner to ensure that millions of people saw certain hashtags and social media impressions with the goal of influencing their behavior during the election. [Google] supported partners like Voto Latino to pay for rides to the polls in key states,” the email allegedly states, describing this assistance as a “silent donation.”
A Google spokesperson denied these allegations to CNBC, however.
“The suggestion that Google’s products or actions are politically biased is simply wrong,” the spokesperson said. “For the past decade, we’ve worked alongside other technology companies to provide users with voting information before they head to the polls, and have offered tools to protect elections from hacking and digital attacks.”