(TMU) — A senior executive at Google was recently recorded suggesting the company is planning to prevent the “next Trump situation” during the 2020 presidential election in an alarming undercover video.
“We all got screwed over in 2016, again it wasn’t just us, it was, the people got screwed over, the news media got screwed over, like, everybody got screwed over so we’ve rapidly been like, what happened there and how do we prevent it from happening again.”
While Google has unsurprisingly removed the video from YouTube without so much as a sentence uttered in response, the video can still be viewed via Project Veritas.
Watch the undercover footage below:
This admission drives home what many have already thought true: tech giants are manipulating their algorithms to meddle in elections. And true to form, mainstream media is staying silent on the subject.
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— Tim Pool (@Timcast) June 25, 2019
Project Veritas also secured documents that outline Google’s “Machine Learning Fairness” and “algorithmic unfairness,” both of which appear to expose a liberal bent.
One of the leaked documents said “when search results are factually accurate, it may be desirable to consider how we might help society reach a more fair and equitable state, via either product intervention or broader corporate social responsibility efforts.” And another discussed allowing “product teams to make source quality decisions.”
Following the video’s publication, Gennai claimed she used “imprecise language” during the “casual chat” with who she referred to as a group of people claiming to be a part of a “mentoring program for young women of color.”
Gennai effectively suggests on video that Google has crafted is algorithms in hopes of preventing a repeat of the 2016 presidential election. She can be heard asking:
“We’re also training our algorithms, like, if 2016 happened again, would we have, would the outcome be different?”
Google Exec Jen Gennai: "We all got screwed over in 2016. It wasn't just us, it was like people got screwed over. The news media got screwed over, like everybody got screwed over…" FULL VIDEO: https://t.co/ODXUgUp137 pic.twitter.com/wukd2WCXWU
— James O'Keefe (@JamesOKeefeIII) June 25, 2019
Gennai, however, did not specify what part of that election the internet giant may be attempting to thwart a repeat of.
The Google exec insists she was referring to “online foreign interference,” calling the claims that Google is trying to influence the upcoming election “nonsense.”
She responded in a statement on Medium on Monday:
“Project Veritas has edited the video to make it seem that I am a powerful executive who was confirming that Google is working to alter the 2020 election. On both counts, this is absolute, unadulterated nonsense, of course.
In a casual restaurant setting, I was explaining how Google’s Trust and Safety team (a team I used to work on) is working to help prevent the types of online foreign interference that happened in 2016. Google has been very public about the work that our teams have done since 2016 on this, so it’s hardly a revelation.”
In the statement, Gennai downplayed her position at the company. She also highlighted a previous statement made by Google’s CEO Sundar Pichai:
“We do not bias our products to favor any political agenda.”
In stark contrast, the Google insider who leaked the document mentioned above, told Project Veritas that the internet giant “is bent on never letting somebody like Donald Trump come to power again” and uses Machine Learning Fairness to steer the direction of political news that Google users consume.
According to the document, Google has equated “algorithmic unfairness” with “unjust or prejudicial treatment of people that is related to sensitive characteristics such as race, income, sexual orientation, or gender, through algorithmic systems or algorithmic ally aided decision-making.”
The document provided examples of what “algorithmic unfairness” might look like. One such example includes an internet search for “CEOs” returning a majority of male results.
While a search result that includes mostly males would be completely accurate, Google claims it would be unfair:
“Even if it were a factually accurate representation of the world, it would be algorithmic unfairness because it would reinforce a stereotype about the role of women in leadership positions.”
The document goes on to discuss Google’s ability to skew reality if they so choose:
“In some cases, it may be appropriate to take no action if the system accurately affects current reality, while in other cases it may be desirable to consider how we might help society reach a more fair and equitable state, via either product intervention or broader corporate social responsibility efforts.”
In the video, Gennai went on to explain that, “People who voted for the current president do not agree with our definition of fairness,” and aren’t “putting that line in the sand.” So Google apparently launched Artificial Intelligence to do it for them. “Well we are a big company, we’re going to say it,” Gennai said.
The Google insider claims the company “is going to redefine a reality based on what they think is fair and based upon what they want, and what and is part of their agenda.”
In the video, Gennai can be heard discussing Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s calls to break up big tech, saying, “Elizabeth Warren is saying we should break up Google.”
“And like, I love her but she’s very misguided, like that will not make it better it will make it worse, because all these smaller companies who don’t have the same resources that we do will be charged with preventing the next Trump situation, it’s like a small company cannot do that.”
Gennai has since deleted her Twitter account.
NEW: Google executive Jen Gennai @gennai_jen, who said Congress "can pressure us but we're not changing," has deleted her Twitter account. Her Instagram is private, too; it wasn’t before. Google engineer @GauravGite3 has deleted his Facebook. pic.twitter.com/24Qx78rpaZ
— James O'Keefe (@JamesOKeefeIII) June 24, 2019
Project Veritas, which is run by conservative activist James O’Keefe, has come under fire in the past for editing videos and using clips out of context.