(Updated at Bottom)
For most of this election, Google auto-fill search results have been absurdly biased towards Hillary, while taking every opportunity to snipe at Donald Trump and other Republican candidates. All the while, Microsoft’s Bing and Yahoo! search engines have been returning unfiltered, non-partisan results. This is well documented.
For example (taken around September, 2016):
More examples promoting Hillary, suggesting Trump is dead, and being very quick to denigrate other GOP candidates:
(note the above screenshot was captured after Trump’s nomination on July 19th, as the Pineapple Google logo was from Aug 6th)
Imagine My Surprise:
When I went to go research some new #PodestaFiles and saw that GOOGLE IS NOW AUTOMATICALLY VERIFYING WIKILEAKS!
For those of you who didn’t know, EVERY SINGLE ONE of the Wikileaks can be verified using a unique string of letters and numbers stamped into the header of every email, called the DKIM Key. You can perform this verification on any email by going to one of the many verification websites and plugging the DKIM key along with a copy of the entire email. If one word or punctuation mark is off, the DKIM verification will fail. This is why none of the wikileaks have been officially refuted, and Donna Brazile lied on national TV. How nice of Google to voluntarily do this for us now!
Check out these recent Google search results from yesterday. They have since been changed, but were live for several hours. For Google to suggest Hillary is sick, finished, and toast, or that “Trump is winning” as the top result is diametrically opposed to their highly partisan M.O. of the last 18 mos.
THIRD: I recorded this .gif about an hour ago
Thus, there is either a rogue pro-Trump Google employee who is slipping these scandalous search results into the search engine, OR, Google is about to kick Hillary down a mineshaft and start the process of cozying up to President Donald J. Trump.
Update: SEO expert Pasha Stewart suggested somebody gamed the algorithm.
— Pasha Stewart (@grindMark) October 31, 2016
Looking further into it, I see that The Washington Times is reporting on the Pathological Lying result from earlier tonight, explaining that the “Wikipedia Talk” entry for Pathological lying had been altered, and Google’s “featured snippet” crawler picked it up. Looking at the revision history, there’s some strange activity posted by a user named “Mexican intellectual.” Indeudamente.
Can we assume that the auto-fill search suggestions were similarly gamed?
That still leaves the odd matter of google verifying DKIM keys for Wikileaks, which is huge considering that it only serves to further legitimize an organization that has been instrumental in taking down Eric Schmidt’s good friend.Comments »