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WTF?!? Exclusive: Leftist Google Employees Conspire To Undermine Breitbart’s Ad Revenue
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    8 Exclusive: Leftist Google Employees Conspire To Undermine Breitbart’s Ad Revenue

    http://www.breitbart.com/tech/2018/0...reitbart-news/

    Exclusive: Leftist Google Employees Conspire To Undermine Breitbart’s Ad Revenue
    Google is increasingly similar to Big Brother's Oceania in 1984

    by ALLUM BOKHARI13 Feb 20181590

    Left-wingers at Google are engaged in a relentless effort to demonetize Breitbart News from its AdSense platform and are linking advertising clients to the anti-Breitbart, far-left pressure group Sleeping Giants.

    Previously, Google employees have contacted Breitbart News to reveal an atmosphere of indoctrination and intimidation, driven by leftist zealots at the company.

    Current and former employees at Google now tell us that those same zealots are trying to use the company’s immense power against Breitbart News. In addition to placing pressure on management to take action against the site, they are also working to undermine Breitbart’s reputation with advertisers.

    Breitbart News has obtained a screenshot (withheld to protect our source) that shows Google ad account manager Aidan Wilks advising another company – a client of Google’s – that advertising on Breitbart may impact their “brand safety.”

    In the screenshot, Wilks can be seen linking Google’s client to the website of Sleeping Giants, a far-left organization that has repeatedly targeted Breitbart and other conservative-leaning news sites with false claims of racism and bigotry.

    The screenshot also shows Matthew Rivard, another employee at Google, advising colleagues that Wilks’ message was a “nice template” for those who wished to “call out” the issue to clients. Rivard recommends that the message should be repeated for “other key accounts.”

    Until April 2017, Rivard held the position of head of industry for performance advertising at Google. This made Rivard one of the go-to people for Google’s advertising clients. Rivard’s Linkedin page currently lists him as head of industry for branded apparel and e-commerce.

    Harmeet Dhillon, the Republican national committeewoman for the California GOP and attorney for James Damore, who has also seen the screenshot, said that other Google AdSense users should be concerned about secret blacklisting.

    “This communication from Google’s advertising department raises troubling questions about whether the company’s ideological bias extends beyond the employment claims covered in our lawsuit, to Google’s business practices toward AdWords publisher users as well,” said Dhillon.

    “If there are indeed concerted efforts at Google to undermine the advertising revenue of disfavored publishers (an allegation YouTube is already facing in court through its abrupt demonetization of Prager University videos), then this conduct may give rise to additional legal claims. At a minimum, AdSense users may question whether they are being targeted for secret blacklisting as described here.”

    Open Letter

    According to multiple sources, leftist employees sent an open letter to Google’s management calling on them to demonetize Breitbart, which amassed over seven hundred supporters across the company. Conservatives at Google launched a counter-petition, which attracted over two hundred supporters.

    Breitbart News has seen a copy of the anti-Breitbart letter, confirming its existence. The letter called for the removal of Breitbart from AdSense, and for the “blocking of all Google-served ads” on Breitbart.com.

    The open letter accuses Breitbart of “hate speech”:

    Googlers hold a diverse set of political, social, and economic perspectives, but respect and openness bind us together. The hate & bullying Breitbart incites toward Muslims , LGBTQ people , and women is incompatible with those shared values.

    Among the authors of the open letter was Google employee Jeff Lakusta, who runs the technical support team behind the company’s ad buying platform.

    The other authors were comms employee William Fitzgerald, senior software engineer Pierre Fite-Georgel, and the now-former employee Tim Chevalier, who Breitbart News exposed as a supporter of political violence and the “Antifa” domestic terrorist organization. Support for Antifa is widespread at Google, who have so far refused to issue a statement to us condemning political violence.

    Although Google’s management did not cave in to the open letter, leftists have reportedly not stopped their efforts to demonetize Breitbart. According to one source, anti-Breitbart employees at the company are “literally keeping a spreadsheet” about the site.

    “They have people trawling each article on the site [Breitbart] to see if they can find comments that might violate their policies in order to justify not trafficking ads.”

    Fake News Panic

    Another former Google employee spoke of an all-hands meeting at Google’s Mountain View headquarters in May, in which senior management stated that “for the last 6 months” they had been “committed to solving the fake news problem.”

    This insider found the poorly-concealed political bias amusing.

    “Hmmm, what happened 6 months [from May] to cause Google to suddenly become focused on fake news?”

    May, of course, was exactly 6 months from the election of Donald Trump.

    The people who are running Google’s “fake news” detection algorithms are “strongly biased,” claims one other source.

    This bias revealed itself recently, in Google’s botched attempt to place “fact-check” messages next to “disputed” stories from news outlets.

    The feature was abruptly canceled after a Daily Caller report revealed that it almost exclusively targeted conservative news sites, including Breitbart News, often by incorrectly attributing claims to their stories.
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    Crap like this is why Google, Facebook and Twitter need to be regulated as public utilities.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dennis Olson View Post
    Crap like this is why Google, Facebook and Twitter need to be regulated as public utilities.
    Agreed.
    Facts?? We don't need no stinkin facts...

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    Class action lawsuit in 3, 2, 1...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dennis Olson View Post
    Crap like this is why Google, Facebook and Twitter need to be regulated as public utilities.
    I see FB as losing subscribers. Google, Twitter have been losing advertising revenue because of their bias against conservatives. In my opinion, they will destroy themselves.

    Remember that regulations (which I think these three would welcome) usually have the effect of limiting entry into the market, making it easier for (in this case) FB, Twitter, and Google to retain their grip on their respective market shares.

    I suggest you take a hard look at AT&T and Judge Greene's modified final judgment from 1986. Releasing AT&T from being a regulated monopoly was its death knell.

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    Or at least broken up into competing units that allow more tolerant management. I would add amazon to that list as well. Too many monopolies that need to be broken up.
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    Yeah, cuz everyone knows that AT&T never made a dime again, and is totally bankrupt...

    /sarc

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dennis Olson View Post
    Crap like this is why Google, Facebook and Twitter need to be regulated as public utilities.
    Like PBS ?
    "Freedom is not something to be secured in any one moment of time. We must struggle to preserve it every day. And freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction."
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    I read something today that said millennials are leaving facebook by the droves. It's their parents thing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Housecarl View Post
    Class action lawsuit in 3, 2, 1...
    Hope so; I'll fill my old boss in on it if there is. Google cost me one of the best jobs I ever had.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dennis Olson View Post
    Yeah, cuz everyone knows that AT&T never made a dime again, and is totally bankrupt...

    /sarc
    Surely you realize that today's AT&T is not at all the same as the one ruled upon by Judge Greene. Not even close.

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    Folks just don't realize that Google is a "deep state" organization.
    JOHN 3:16 / John 8:32 And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you FREE.

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    You would think that such anti-profit activities in a publicly traded corporation would have resulted in either the board or organized stock holders would "correct"....

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    Quote Originally Posted by JF&P View Post
    Folks just don't realize that Google is a "deep state" organization.
    Along this line of thinking - most of the Google employees do not realize that they are enabling the deep state - they believe in their political viewpoints as being valid - being willing pawns is the furthest thing from their minds.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Housecarl View Post
    You would think that such anti-profit activities in a publicly traded corporation would have resulted in either the board or organized stock holders would "correct"....
    . . . one would THINK . . . and the regulators . . .


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    Quote Originally Posted by Hacker View Post
    Surely you realize that today's AT&T is not at all the same as the one ruled upon by Judge Greene. Not even close.
    True. It's MUCH larger, and no one pays for long distance calls anymore.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Dennis Olson View Post
    Oh the huge manatee!!!
    Thanks!
    Now I have coffee in my nose.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JF&P View Post
    Folks just don't realize that Google is a "deep state" organization.
    So is Amazon. In 2014 they were awarded a $600,000,000 contract for a computing cloud developed by Amazon Web Services for the CIA. "

    The intelligence community is about to get the equivalent of an adrenaline shot to the chest. This summer, a $600 million computing cloud developed by Amazon Web Services for the Central Intelligence Agency that began "servicing all 17 agencies that make up the intelligence community. If the technology plays out as officials envision, it will usher in a new era of cooperation and coordination".

    I can only imagine what deep state intelligence google's got it's nasty mitts in.

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