Apple and Google have both been accused of enabling “gender apartheid” by allowing an app which allows Saudi men to track their wives or family and prevent them from leaving the country. Apple iTunes and Google Play both host a government web program called Asher, which allows men to monitor and decide how far and how long a woman may travel. They can also revoke their permission to travel. According to Saudi, Sharia-based law, a woman must have a “guardian” (i.e. husband, father, or brother). Women are not permitted to travel by themselves in that country.
While the left is quick to sneer at conservative concerns about bias in the algorithms that operate major tech sites, they freely acknowledge the algorithms are biased in other ways. Newly elected U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez caused an uproar when she hammered algorithmic bias while speaking at an MLK Now event on January 21. She claimed that algorithms, or computer analyses, "always have these racial inequities that get translated… if you don't fix the bias, then you're just automating the bias."
A Google executive sparked backlash from LGBT- supporting employees after using the term “family” in an internal presentation. The Daily Caller exposed a 2017 incident where Google was in uproar over a “family”-oriented product aimed at children. LGBT-sympathetic employees disparaged the term as “offensive, inappropriate, homophobic, and wrong” because it denies that non-traditional arrangements, such as childless couples, are families.
One of the world’s biggest tech companies funds one of the most prominent anti-conservative groups in the United States. Google’s charitable branch Google.org has donated $250,000 to the Southern Poverty Law Center, since 2016. Google’s charitable branch Google.org has donated $250,000 to the Southern Poverty Law Center, since 2016. The SPLC is a liberal bastion of hate against Christians, conservatives, and anyone who dares to question left-wing values. It has worked with Google and its sister company YouTube in the past.
Apparently George Soros does not want major tech companies to work with the U.S. government. The ACLU and nine other Soros funded groups joined with a coalition of 85 nonprofit groups to demand that major tech companies limit what they sell to the U.S. government.
A jaded Google insider allegedly revealed how the company conspired to fire Google engineer James Damore. Damore made headlines in 2017 when he was fired from his engineering job by Google for writing a memo criticizing the extreme political correctness and identity politics at the firm. Now he alleged that an unverified Google admitted conspiring against him. Damore cited an anonymous Reddit expose revealing the scandal.
Google is apparently abandoning its attempt to create a search engine for the Chinese market -- an effort that both tarnished its public image and caused massive internal conflict. The communist Chinese government wanted a search engine that would censor information and infringe upon the privacy of its citizens. Google’s attempted to cooperate, and company head Sundar Pichai had tried to defend the project in its earlier stages, appealing to the fact that they are merely “complying with the law” of China.
A new study has claimed Russia’s online interference tried to aid the conservative movement and Donald Trump. There’s a big problem with that assessment. It comes from a left-wing operation that previously classified more than 11 different conservative outlets as “junk news.” And two of those authors were also involved in this report.
Imagine looking at the Google Images search engine results for yourself and see that among the first ten images to pop up is you dressed as a Nazi even though you never wore such garb. You might know how Dilbert creator Scott Adams felt when he saw such photoshopped images of himself appear as images #6 and #8 (as of this writing) in Google Images.
Liberal media companies from tech to culture blogs have united to deny conservative claims and to argue Big Tech bias is “fake news.” The comments came in response to the Capitol Hill questioning of Google CEO Sundar Pichai. The comments came in response to the Capitol Hill questioning of Google CEO Sundar Pichai. The Washington Post literally published an opinion piece titled “Google needs regulation. Republicans are too busy screaming about bias.”
Republicans hit back hard at Google bias yesterday on Capitol Hill. Google CEO Sundar Pichai testified before Congress and tried to defend his company’s reputation against accusations of bias, censorship, and spying on Americans. Reps. Jim Jordan (R-OH), Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.), Darrell Issa (R-Calif.), and Louie Gohmert (R-TX) grilled the Google CEO on his company’s biases.
Google’s CEO came to the House Judiciary Committee hearing on Dec.11, but was unwilling to play 21 questions. Five House representatives, from both political parties, asked CEO Sundar Pichai questions about Google’s involvement with China which he refused to answer again and again.