A panel discussion recently hosted by Breitbart News Tonight has a dire warning for those of us who believe in free and open elections:
12-million votes can be easily manipulated this November, by those few individuals who control content through search engines on the internet.
Dr. Robert Epstein, the senior research psychologist at the American Institute for Behavioral Research and Technology and a panelist on Breitbart News appeared (along with SiriusXM hosts Rebecca Mansour and Joel Pollak) at “Masters of the Universe” Town Hall on Internet Freedom.
The discussion immediately began with Dr. Epstein pointing out that Google is the most powerful entity on the internet with the most dominate search engine of all the tech giants within the industry.
“As it happens, 90% of search around the world is conducted on just one search engine,” noted Epstein. “There’s never been a precedent for anything like this, ever. You’ve got one company that’s controlling search around the world.”
Epstein added, “That’s a power to shift opinions that’s in the hands of a handful of people in one particular town in Northern California, affecting people around the world, with no way to counteract what they’re doing, with no competitors out there.”
Panelist Mansour weighed into the discussion “I have a sneaking suspicion that as we approach the mid-terms, they’re tightening the noose on conservative social media in ways that are not even quantitative. We won’t even know [for sure] if they’re doing it. We’ll just sort of suspect that they’re doing it. They just do these antics, these sorts of games that they play with us.”
Mansour mentions Dennis Prager, a nationally syndicated conservative radio talk show host, writer and founder of PragerU, a non-profit organization that creates videos on various political, economic, and philosophical topics from a conservative perspective, and his on-going battle with Facebook censoring the 5-minute videos, for no apparent reason, other then their conservative logical and pragmatic content, which Facebook describes as “hate-speech.”
After going public, Prager received an apology from Facebook stating it was all a mistake, blaming it on a technical glitch within their platform.
“I find it hard to believe it was completely accidental,” Mansour says. “Facebook knows how effective we were in the 2016 election in spreading the message to Trump voters. … Maybe I’m being conspiratorial, but I think they’re just playing games with us as we’re getting closer to the election.”
Epstein then describes 10-ways tech companies like Google, Facebook and others can easily shift millions of votes in the mid-term election, without anyone knowing it.
He goes on to suggest from his data, “I calculate that these companies will be able to shift upwards of 12 million votes in November with no one knowing that they’re doing so … and without leaving a paper trail for authorities to trace.”
Adding, “If on election day of 2016, if Mark Zuckerberg had chosen to send out what we call a ‘targeted message,’ a message saying, ‘Go out and vote,’ that went only to supporters of Hillary Clinton, no one would have known that was being done. No one would have known that the message was going only to supporters of Hillary Clinton, and it would have given her an additional 450,000 votes.”
Epstein also cites an article by New York Post journalist Salena Zito that was flagged by Facebook as “SPAM.”
“I can tell you without any doubt … that the AI programs that they’re using to do screening are dumb as doornails, okay?” said Epstein. “These programs are really, really, really stupid. When you’re using stupid software to make very important decisions like which news stories you’re going to suppress, you’re going to make mistakes from time to time.”
Epstein continued, “Probably is the case that more of these errors are being made [with] conservative material. More conservative material is being suppressed than other material, but believe it or not, there are all kinds of suppression occurring.”
The good doctor concluded his dissertation with this profound observation:
“That leads to a big question, which is who on earth gave these companies, and it’s primarily, as we know, two or three companies: Google, Facebook, and Twitter, who on earth gave the executives at these companies the power to decide what 2.5 billion people around the world get to see or don’t see?”