Rumble CEO Exposes Vid of Google Exec Giggling Over Search Engine Bias

June 18th, 2024 8:11 PM

Rumble’s CEO just resurfaced a video showing a former Google executive describing how her employer manipulated search engine results.

Rumble CEO Chris Pavlovski posted video on X (formerly Twitter) of former Google Vice President of Search Products Marissa Mayer chuckling and explaining to Google recruits how the company’s own products are prioritized on the tech giant’s search engine results. This confirms Google’s deliberate manipulation of search results that multiple MRC Free Speech America studies have also found.

Pavlovski vowed in his post, “This will be exhibit 1 in our self-preferencing antitrust lawsuit against Google.” The clip of the former VP featured Hayer laughing merrily as she responded to a question about how searching stock quotes on Google used to show charts from Yahoo! first, but after the rise of Google Finance in 2006, the search results prioritized the Google product. Hayer said, “And I think the answer was, that, if my — I recall history correctly, we didn’t actually have Google Finance until about a year ago. So up until then we were actually ordering the links based on various published metrics, like Comscore and media metrics, so we had the five top finance sites in their order of popularity listed there.”

That changed when Google had a product to promote. “So, when we rolled out Google Finance, we did put the Google link first,” Mayer said, pausing to giggle with glee. “So, it seems only fair, right, we do all the work for the search page, and all these other things, so we do put it first.”

After this admission of search engine manipulation for Google’s own benefit, Mayer went on rambling with a vague admission of how Google made a policy of this programmed bias. “Um, but — and that’s actually been a policy then, because of Finance, we have implanted it in other places. So for Google Maps, again, it’s the first link, and so on and so forth, and then after that it’s ranked usually by popularity,” she declared.

This newly surfaced video just provides yet another example of how Google can and does manipulate search results. MRC Free Speech America exposed Google’s search engine bias in undermining Republican senatorial candidates by burying their websites before the 2022 election. Ahead of the 2024 election, Google has also consistently suppressed campaign websites of Joe Biden’s presidential opponents in its search results, MRC researchers found.

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