How Google Manipulates Search Results To Swing Elections

All of your personal information, which you have given them through their numerous products, is sold to advertising looking for a specific demographic. In the meantime, they enjoy unrivaled censoring power. This is the reality of how Google manipulates search results to swing elections.

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Google has the ability to control what you see on the internet by targeting you with specific adverts and concealing search results they do not want you to see. Can they, however, go as far as to influence the results of political elections?

Robert Epstein, Ph.D., a senior research psychologist at the American Institute for Behavioral Research and Technology (AIBRT), says absolutely.

Google, according to Epstein, a Harvard-trained psychologist who established the Cambridge Center for Behavioral Studies, is a dictator with unparalleled authority because it employs manipulative methods never seen before in history of mankind. He warns that the “free services” they offer are not truly free: “You pay for them with your freedom.”

Google uses ephemeral manipulation tools

Epstein discusses Google’s power to influence public policy, sway elections, and brainwash our children.

Epstein says in his study (read below) “Google’s Triple Threat,” which he describes in his interview with Jekielek, that Google has the potential “to censor content, to track our every move, to tear societies apart, to alter the human mind, and even to reengineer humanity.”

Google’s methods are ephemeral and leaves no trace, making it difficult to follow and establish that they are exploiting humans as puppets, controlling us in ways we can not resist. Ephemeral experiences encompass things like a list of recommended videos on YouTube, search suggestions, and themes in a newsfeed that appear for a short time and then vanish.

“They affect us, they disappear, they’re stored nowhere, and they’re gone,” Epstein said. “It’s the ideal form of manipulation. People have no idea they’re being manipulated, number one, and number two, authorities can’t go back in time to see what people were being shown, in other words, how they were being manipulated.”

Epstein and his team, on the other hand, have figured out how to track Google’s hidden, almost subconscious techniques, such as the search engine manipulation effect (SEME). Epstein claims that:

“SEME is one of the most powerful forms of influence ever discovered in the behavioral sciences … It leaves people thinking they have made up their own minds, which is very much an illusion. It also leaves no paper trail for authorities to trace. Worse still, the very few people who can detect bias in search results shift even farther in the direction of the bias, so merely being able to see the bias doesn’t protect you from it.”

According to Epstein and colleagues’ research, skewed search results can influence people’s ideas and voting choices, with indecisive voters’ opinions moving by 20% to 80% in specific demographic groups. Internal Google emails talk about “ephemeral experience,” and the business makes a point of engineering ephemeral encounters to change people’s minds.

SEME, on the other hand, is one of around a dozen subliminal tools identified by Epstein’s research. The “search suggestion effect,” the “opinion matching effect,” and the “YouTube manipulation effect” are among the others.

Google shifted millions of votes in 2020?

Extreme political prejudice was discovered on Google and YouTube, which is controlled by Google’s parent company Alphabet, as Epstein and his group started to retain politically connected ephemeral encounters.

They preserved 1.5 million ephemeral experiences and more than 3 million web pages in the days leading up to the 2020 Presidential election and 2021 Senate runoff elections in Georgia, for example, which were enough to shift “at least 6 million votes in the presidential election without people’s knowledge.”

This is not a one-off occurrence. In 2016, Google’s search algorithm produced skewed search results that swayed hesitant voters, delivering Hillary Clinton 2.6 million to 10.2 million votes.

Epstein declares his political leanings, but he can not cheer Google’s prejudice in favor of the people he supports, “because rigorous research I have been conducting since 2013 has shown me how dangerous these companies are – Google-and-the-Gang, I call them.”

Even showing a “Go Vote” alert on Google on election day in 2018 gained one political party an additional 800,000 to 4.6 million votes over the other, according to Epstein. Furthermore, according to Epstein, the figures are “quite conservative.”

In 2018, Epstein had a monitoring system in place that saved over 47,000 election-related queries on Google, Bing, and Yahoo, as well as roughly 400,000 web pages linked from the search results.

It is possible that the political prejudice revealed in the results changed 78.2 million votes to one political party.

Even Google’s “autocomplete” feature, which appears as you start typing, is a potent manipulation tool. “A growing body of evidence suggests that Google is manipulating people’s thinking and behavior from the very first character people type into the search box,” Epstein writes.

Epstein’s research indicated that only using this feature, Google can change a 50/50 divide amongst undecided voters into a nearly 90/10 split — all without the voters recognizing it.

Furthermore, because Google’s persuasive tactics are so effective, and many elections throughout the world are so close, Epstein’s data imply that Google has been influencing the results of up to 25% of national elections since at least 2015.

Google is a surveillance agency

It is critical to recognize that Google is a surveillance organization with considerable but hidden surveillance powers, and that this is one of their most serious threats to society. As Epstein points out:

“The search engine … Google Wallet, Google Docs, Google Drive, YouTube, these are surveillance platforms. In other words, from their perspective, the value these tools have is they give them more information about you. Surveillance is what they do.”

While surveillance is Google’s principal business, advertising accounts for nearly all of the company’s revenue, which surpasses $130 billion each year.

All of your personal information, which you have given them through their numerous products, is sold to advertising looking for a specific demographic. In the meantime, they enjoy unrivaled censoring power. They select what you can and cannot see by limiting or blocking access to websites.

The most vexing aspect of this type of internet filtering is that you have no idea what you are missing out on. If a particular sort of data is eliminated from search, and you do not know it should exist somewhere, you will never know and will not begin seeking for it. As a result of Google’s censorship, hundreds of millions of individuals have been denied the opportunity to learn about the power of natural medicine from myself and many other professionals.

For instance, Google has been investing in DNA vaults and adding DNA information to our accounts for quite some time. According to Epstein, Google has taken over the national DNA repository, but all of the papers about it have vanished, even those he has quoted in his own works. Epstein is concerned about the future if no one intervenes to limit Google’s power:

“As the father of five children, I am especially concerned about what humanity’s future will look like if Big Tech is allowed to continue unobstructed on its path toward world domination. In the 1950s, British economist Kenneth Boulding wrote, ‘A world of unseen dictatorship is conceivable, still using the forms of democratic government.’

I am writing this essay because I believe that such a world already exists, and that unless we act quickly and decisively, the power that the technology company executives have garnered will become so firmly entrenched that we will never be able to unseat them from their invisible thrones.”

Epstein’s six top privacy tips

Recognizing the manipulation is the first step toward getting free from Google’s totalitarianism. The second step entails actively avoiding it as much as possible. Children must be protected in particular since they are among the most susceptible to deception, which will have major ramifications for future generations. According to Epstein:

“We’re trying to figure out how the manipulation works. But most importantly, we’re trying to quantify it … Because I think that what’s really happening is that there is a cumulative effect of, not just political bias, but of value; literally a cumulative effect of being exposed to certain kinds of values, over and over and over again, on one tech platform, or after another.

And I think that the people who are most vulnerable to being impacted by that kind of process are children.”

Epstein has produced a list of six methods to assist safeguard your privacy online, claiming that as a result, he has not received a targeted ad on his computer or phone since 2014. He suggests the following steps to reclaim some of your online privacy, both for yourself and your children:

  1. Get rid of Gmail. If you have a Gmail account, try a non-Google email service instead such as ProtonMail, an encrypted email service based in Switzerland.
  2. Uninstall Google Chrome and use Brave browser instead, available for all computers and mobile devices. It blocks ads and protects your privacy.
  3. Switch search engines. Try Brave search engine instead, which you can access on the Brave browser and will not compromise your privacy and surveil you.
  4. Avoid Android. Google phones and phones that use Android track virtually everything you do and do not protect your privacy. It’s possible to de-Google your cell phone by getting an Android phone that doesn’t have a Google operating system, but you’ll need to find a skilled IT person who can reformat your cell phone’s hard drive.
  5. Avoid Google Home devices. If you have Google Home smart speakers or the Google Assistant smartphone app, there’s a chance people are listening to your requests, and may even be listening when you wouldn’t expect.
  6. Consider using a proxy or VPN (Virtual Private Network). This service creates a buffer between you and the internet, “fooling many of the surveillance companies into thinking you’re not really you.”

Read the study below:


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