Dan Bongino Cites ‘Devastating’ MRC Report to Warn Viewers of Google’s Election Interference

Christian Baldwin
March 20th, 2024 1:20 PM

Syndicated radio host Dan Bongino had quite a bit to say about Big Tech behemoth Google, warning that the company presented a dire threat to the ability of voters to get access to true information. 

Bongino wielded MRC Free Speech America’s latest groundbreaking report showing 41 instances of Google wielding its power to manipulate elections since 2008 to benefit left-wing candidates during the March 19 edition of The Dan Bongino Show.  Given the looming 2024 election in November, Bongino heavily emphasized that Google’s pattern of  attempts to control the narrative should be taken very seriously. Bongino called the MRC report “devastating.”

“Folks, Google for the last ten plus years I would argue has been a swat team in the information war out there for the left controlling what you’re able to see online and what you’re able to process this information,”  Bongino argued. He highlighted Google’s “monopoly on search where they can hide the information they don’t like that threatens their preferred left-leaning, Communist-syle candidates that at least the left-leaning employees at Google want.” 

One of the glaring instances Bongino highlighted of Google trying to put its thumb on the electoral scale involved leaked internal documents uncovered by then-Fox News host Tucker Carlson. The documents revealed Google was making a “silent donation” to Hillary Clinton in the 2016 election by paying voter registration non-profit Voto Latino to mobilize Hispanic voters in key swing states by giving them free rides to the polls and developing ad campaigns promoting said rides. 

Bongino also underscored the importance of algorithms to explain how Google was using biased search results to warp the minds of eligible voters.

“You see how you can brainwash and manipulate people? You see how by ranking pages as ‘trash news’ when really a lot of these sites are truth-telling conservative sites makes people, you know, brainwashes people into seeing an information set that’s not complete.” 

Bongino is right on target.

Analysis provided by media solutions company AllSides demonstrated how Google News specifically — supporting Bongino’s point — had become notorious for overwhelmingly promoting news from left-leaning sources over right-leaning ones for years. In its latest study, AllSides monitored Google News' homepage over a two-week period in 2023 and revealed that a whopping 63 percent of 494 articles came from sources “on the left.” By contrast, only a negligible six percent came from sources “on the right.” AllSides also analyzed stories generated through Google News’s search results based on specific prompts like “Economy” and “Abortion,” which likewise produced heavily skewed results favoring the left.

MRC Free Speech America has repeatedly shown how Google has been using its search algorithm to suppress opponents of President Joe Biden in the days leading up to the 2024 election. 

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