WATCH: Google Execs Bash Trump Supporters, Want To Make Trump Admin 'Blip' In History
15 September, 2018, 20:13
A video published on Wednesday by the Breitbart website shows senior executives commenting the morning after the 2016 election.
Google has denied that a leaked video showing its co-founder and chairman expressing his disappointment that Donald Trump had been elected as U.S. president suggested that there was any political bias built into its products. Google says it doesn't rank search results to manipulate political sentiment.
Sergey Brin can be seen holding a microphone and telling workers that he found the election "deeply offensive" and that "I know many of you do too". And it's being stalked by allegations of partisan bias which have intensified in recent weeks.
Trump also alleged that Google had not promoted his state of the union addresses on its famous front door the same way the company had done for former US President Barack Obama.
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"For over 20 years, everyone at Google has been able to freely express their opinions at these meetings", the statement continued. "Nothing was said at that meeting, or any other meeting, to suggest that any political bias ever influences the way we build or operate our products", it added. "To the contrary, our products are built for everyone, and we design them with extraordinary care to be a trustworthy source of information for everyone, without regard to political viewpoint", the company said.
In addition, US Attorney General Jeff Sessions had expressed "concern" about the way social media companies handled debate on their sites.
On Capitol Hill, Republican House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy indicated that Google would be asked to testify.
"I think they already have", Trump told The Daily Caller in an exclusive September 5 interview, responding to questions about whether Google and Facebook are interfering in elections He added: "I mean the true interference in the last election was that - if you look at all, virtually all of those companies are super liberal companies in favor of Hillary Clinton".
Rep. Todd Rokita (R-IN) called Google's leadership "disturbing and unacceptable".
Trump's 2020 campaign manager, Brad Parscale, took to Twitter to voice his protest.
The meeting, described in earlier media accounts, including in The New York Times, felt "like a funeral", Mike Cernovich, a right-wing media personality and agitator, said on Twitter after Breitbart posted the video.
During a grilling in a CNN interview Dorsey said the company needed to "constantly show that we are not adding our own bias, which I fully admit is. more Left-leaning".
Schweizer emphasized that Google is certainly entitled to its worldview and can run the company as it wishes, but it can't continue to insist that it's a neutral platform and therefore immune to the requirements that publishers face under the Communications Decency Act of 1996.
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At 800 AM AST (1200 UTC), the center of Tropical Storm Isaac was located near latitude 14.4 North, longitude 54.1 West. However, it's not too late to prepare for Hurricane Florence - or any other storm that may move through Coweta County.
Meanwhile, many were experiencing a complete blackout as the storm damaged infrastructure, utility poles and transmission lines. North Carolina alone is forecast to get 9.6 trillion gallons, enough to cover the Tar Heel state to a depth of about 10 inches.
A buoy off the North Carolina coast recorded waves almost 30 feet high as Florence churned toward shore. NHC Director Ken Graham said on Facebook the storm surges could push in as far as 2 miles (3 km).
Even though it has downgraded from hurricane strength after making landfall, the storm had killed at least five people till now. But Florence's forward movement had slowed to a crawl, and it piled on the rain in a siege that could go on all weekend long.
Apple has made a number of sweeping improvements to its Apple Watch , with more focus on health and fitness in Series 4. And battery life with Global Positioning System enabled is extended to six hours to cover longer endurance activities.
Jennifer Rowling of the Queensland Strawberry Growers' Association said she believed the strawberries had been "interfered with". Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk, urged the community to come together to find the person responsible behind the "callous act".
Cooper cited a National Weather Service forecast that said almost the entire state could be covered in several feet of water. A fourth person reportedly was killed while plugging in a generator in the state's Lenoir County, according to USA media.
Dolphins swimming in flood water caused by Hurricane Florence
It will likely take until Monday, however, before the threat of significant heavy rain is over, and it will still rain at times. Meanwhile, many were experiencing a complete blackout as the storm damaged infrastructure, utility poles and transmission lines.
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Those who live in the typhoon's projected path and can not flee have been reinforcing their homes and stocking up on food. Authorities in the Philippines have said they were better prepared for the storm than in previous years.
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Hurricane Florence from space
North Carolina seems to be the state that could bear the brunt of the winds, along with SC and parts of southern Virginia. In the Pacific, Olivia became a tropical storm again, on a path to hit the Hawaiian islands early Wednesday.