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Another engineer, Mike Brauwerman, suggested that the company could avoid "accusations of conspiracy or bias" by using technology to "trace information to its source, to link to critiques of these sources, and let people decide what sources they believe."
Other Google employees also advocated for providing context to sources in order to "help" users consume information. Unfortunately, the search giant's solution was to employ fact-checking organizations with a liberal bias that "target conservative outlets almost exclusively," according to the Caller. Google eventually pulled their fact-checkers in January, crediting an investigation by the Daily Caller in their decision.
Google claims that the email conversation did not lead to the manipulation of search results for political purposes.
“This post shows that far from suppressing Breitbart and Daily Caller, we surfaced these sites regularly in our products. Furthermore, it shows that we value providing people with the full view on stories from a variety of sources,” the spokeswoman told TheDCNF in an email.
“Google has never manipulated its search results or modified any of its products to promote a particular political ideology. Our processes and policies do not allow for any manipulation of search results to promote political ideologies.” -DCNFhttps://archive.fo/ngbkNhttps://www.zerohedge.com/news/2018-11-30/leaked-google-emails-reveal-internal-discussion-buring-search-results-conservative