Google Manipulated YouTube Search Results for Abortion, Maxine Waters, David Hogg
n sworn testimony, Google CEO Sundar Pichai told Congress last month that his company does not âmanually interveneâ on any particular search result. Yet an internal discussion thread leaked to Breitbart News reveals Google regularly intervenes in search results on its YouTube video platform â including a recent intervention that pushed pro-life videos out of the top ten search results for âabortion.â
The term âabortionâ was added to a âblacklistâ file for âcontroversial YouTube queries,â which contains a list of search terms that the company considers sensitive. According to the leak, these include some of these search terms related to: abortion, abortions, the Irish abortion referendum, Democratic Congresswoman Maxine Waters, and anti-gun activist David Hogg.
The existence of the blacklist was revealed in an internal Google discussion thread leaked to Breitbart News by a source inside the...