Google wants to prevent “Trump situation” in 2020

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  • Microsoft undefined
    I mean, obviously, right? Who wants a repeat of 2016 where our democracy was undermined by a foreign adversary and where internet platforms were weaponized to spread disinformation and propaganda?

    Are you saying they should *not* try to stop that from happening again?
    Jun 24 55
    • Lyft done2
      I think basic civics stop being taught sometime in the 80s.
      Jul 2
    • Microsoft undefined
      @TechLeed I really wish you’d read what I wrote before responding, and maybe do some research into how our government works and it’s founding.

      Your reply is basically all nonsense and doesn’t address a single point I’ve raised. You’re making vacuous statements and platitudes and then trying to insult me. You’ve moved from one argument to the next, constantly changing position and never once addressing any of the fundamental points of the discussion. It seems you have a conclusion you’ve made without any supporting data, your misguided attempts to back it up (e.g. your “direct democracy” argument) have all been dismantled, and now you’ve just moved on to gaslighting.

      Yes, the US is a nation made up of states. Our system of government is intended to *balance* the powers of states and the union as a whole. The election of the President is not set up as a manner of giving states power over the federal government. The powers of the President do that, as do the constitutions limits on the powers of the federal legislature.

      The executive branch is specifically intended to be representative of the majority without factoring in state boundaries. A single representative logically can’t represent individual views or needs of different states or meaningfully afford them unique powers. That’s not the purpose of the Presidency.

      If you unpack your argument even a little, it becomes clear that you’re arguing that the President should always represent the minority of the population. That’s the exact opposite of the intent of the founders, and logically diametrically opposed to the notion of democracy.
      Jul 4
    • Microsoft undefined
      By the way, I think you have a fundamental misunderstanding about districts and congress. Do you know who controls the House right now? Despite overt and clearly unfair Republican gerrymandering?

      The House is specifically set up to represent all US citizens equally, regardless of state boundaries. The Senate is what balances that with equal size influence per state, regardless of population. There are more blue districts than red, and the outcome of a district-by-district vote ends up as a reasonable approximation of a popular vote. That’s the whole point of apportioning districts by population.

      The original plan the founders had was for the House to choose the President. This was intended as an easy proxy for a popular vote. But there was pushback that this would invite too much intrigue and concern about back room deals. This led to preference for a direct popular vote as the ideal solution, but the founders believed the southern slave-owning states wouldn’t agree to it. The reason was that the south didn’t want slaves to be able to choose whom they voted for in the election of the President, but that they *did* want them to count as votes - but where the vote was chosen by the slave-owner. The deal that was struck was the infamous “three fifths compromise”, and the Electoral College was part of that. It enabled them to have delegates apportioned via the 3/5s rule (same as the House), but votes decided by just the white male slave-owners in those states.

      That’s the legacy you’re protecting here.
      Jul 4
    • New / Eng
      TechLeed

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      I can't be bothered anymore with discussion on blind as it's just a useless medium to get anywhere. Everyone trolls or doesn't actually care.

      One thing though, if you believe only Republicans gerrymander check out Maryland's 13th district. 🙂

      Live in your bubble with your money and politics and keep up the hate. Bye
      Jul 10
    • Microsoft undefined
      Thanks again for replying and ignoring every point of discussion just to insult and gaslight.

      Maryland has only 8 congressional districts. Democrats there have proposed pacts with Virginia Republicans to switch to fair districting across both states, but Republicans won’t accept the deal. They have more to lose, and don’t want to set a precedent that could undermine their far more extensive use of gerrymandering in other states (including Virginia, Texas, and NC - where their recent attempt at even more extreme gerrymandering was blocked by the federal courts). Austin, a very blue city, was carved by Republicans into 6 districts - 5 of which are red. Nobody is saying only they do it, but they stand the most to lose if the practice were stopped.
      Jul 11
  • Google ovBk62
    Project Veritas is known for trying to take things out of context to create a controversy. https://www.fastcompany.com/40501064/why-is-project-veritas-a-tax-exempt-nonprofit-anyway
    Jun 24 54
    • Cerner pfdP78
      OP
      When one can’t produce facts, they turn to opinion to claim it’s not credible. Liberal logic.
      Jun 25
    • Google ovBk62
      I'm pretty sure OP is just trolling rn. Let's not feed the troll.
      Jun 25
    • Cerner pfdP78
      OP
      Not trolling at all. Exposing your shitty ass company for what it is—a liberal cesspool that does more damage than good.
      Jun 25
    • Google ovBk62
      Lmao
      Jun 25
    • Netflix / Product pepsicock
      hhahaha "Google says"
      Jun 26
  • New OWnX62
    😂 “Project Veritas”
    Jun 24 50
    • Cerner pfdP78
      OP
      Keep taking those Ls.
      Jun 24
    • Uber domin8
      Math is not on your side
      Jun 24
    • Cerner pfdP78
      OP
      The truth is not on your side.

      Ls.5️⃣0️⃣
      Jun 24
    • Uber domin8
      You would not know what truth is even if it would be written in breitbart
      Jun 24
    • Cerner pfdP78
      OP
      L’s
      Jun 24
  • Cerner pfdP78
    OP
    You mean the $75k that was spread across both political parties influenced an election more than Hillary’s $1.2B? Every business in the world should be hiring those damn Russians—talk about ROI!
    Jun 24 3
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      It’s all shitposts and jokes - get a sense of humor!
      Oomnjmore
      75K can be more effective than 1.2B it a smart person and not Hillary is spending it
      Jun 24
    • Apple ijyA68
      Hillary was against Russian interference, unless it was the British agent she hired using Putin-linked sources to make the fake Trump dossier 🤷🏽‍♂️.
      Jun 24
    • Cerner pfdP78
      OP
      @Oomnj - but that’s okay because they paid an American company to funnel the funds. 🤣
      Jun 24
  • Envestnet jahfineh
    Heroes
    Jun 24 0
  • Apple / Eng tWBu16
    The only people that supported Trump in 2016 were the fake news lovers. If Google wants their search engine to be more about learning the facts and less about propaganda, it makes sense that they would fight fake news. And Trump loves spreading fake news and propaganda. Don’t believe me? Try fact checking one of his public speeches.
    Jun 24 3
    • Apple ijyA68
      I just fact checked the Russian collusion narrative we have been hearing for the last three years and it turned out it was all fake.
      Jun 24
    • New / Eng
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      But but but but but but that's fake news itself! Our government is now Russian 😭😭😭😭
      Jun 24
    • Microsoft undefined
      @ijhA68 Read the Mueller report.
      Jun 24
  • Amazon / Eng cayde
    Well, fucking duh. Russia made Google, Facebook and Twitter their lapdog for peddling misinformation campaigns. That should have been very embarrassing for them. Of course they want to prevent an outsider from influencing our elections.

    This site is clearly spinning the context.
    Jun 24 12
    • Microsoft undefined
      It undeniably, unequivocally was. And please, spare us the crackpot conspiracies theories.
      Jun 27
    • Apple ijyA68
      Calling Peter Strzok an anti-Trump activist, or Andrew Weissmann a big Hillary supporter, is not a “conspiracy theory”. Why do you think Schiff and Nadler will only let Mueller’s staff testify behind closed doors with no transcripts?
      Jun 28
    • Microsoft undefined
      Yes, it is. It’s insane bullshit. And you’re not even talking about anyone who had anything significant to do with the report, the indictments, or ongoing cases. What a sad, desperate attempt to deceive people.
      Jun 28
    • Apple ijyA68
      Ok. Then you are delusional. In his publicly released text messages, Peter Strzok calls Trump supporters smelly Walmart people and says he will stop him from becoming president...but it is “insane” to suggest he is in any way biased. 🙄
      Jun 28
    • Microsoft undefined
      First, that’s a lie. He most certainly never said he would “stop Trump from becoming President”. He didn’t like Trump. Most of the country didn’t (and still doesn’t). Are you saying that only people who like Trump should work in law enforcement? Do you have a shred of evidence that his personal opinions affected his work in any way? (No, of course you don’t)

      Second, who the fuck cares about the personal opinions of some random ass FBI agent who had nothing to do with any of this?
      Jun 30
  • Microsoft / Eng cholical
    I feel like the media and tech companies continue to underestimate the number of conservatives who are non vocal about their views
    Jun 24 1
    • New / Eng
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      Well you have to be quiet otherwise you're beaten or milkshaked
      Jun 24
  • Microsoft UtopiaPrpr
    The anointed queen has lost in 2016, and the deep state is still mad about it.
    Jun 24 0
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    This Google "executive", Jen Gennai, is the "Head of Responsible Innovation" ... talk about a useless do-nothing TOKEN hire.

    Who's her big G boyfriend that hooked her up with this sweer gig??
    Jun 24 1
    • Cerner pfdP78
      OP
      The fact that her title is “responsible innovation” tells you all you need to know about the role.
      Jun 24
  • Lyft ihb47
    Google loves free-speech until 2016. Pathetic
    Jun 24 10
    • Lyft Yosss
      lmao domin8 get rekt
      Jun 24
    • Uber domin8
      For those of us, who are weak on math, 50 incorrect pages in 2012 out of 10 million pages make Wikipedia the most credible source on the planet.
      And that how Trump dummies got domin8ed. Using math.
      Jun 24
    • Cerner pfdP78
      OP
      Liberal logic, lol
      Jun 25
    • Lyft Yosss
      Liberal logic: make up the facts to support your argument. domin8, if you had read the article, you would realize it listed 50 *craziest* lies on Wikipedia... I.e. not every single lie. So your math is moot; wiki has more than 50 incorrect pages. You also didn’t do the same calculation for all other sources, so you can’t claim it’s the most credible source on the planet lmao. Do you work in HR or recruiting or marketing? Not very sharp.
      Jun 25
    • Uber domin8
      I think HR at Lyft certainly did not do the good job hiring you. Your logic skills are certainly not up to par.
      Jun 25
  • Netflix 1984readme
    This thread is depressing. Just mindless taking points while missing the bigger picture. There is no democracy and facts don’t matter. We are assigned our opinions and google is claiming the moral authority to do so.
    Jun 24 0
  • Apple labbs
    Google execs openly support abortion.. I don’t know why Google just openly accept that they are pro Democratic Party and let the issue die down!
    Jun 24 11
    • Uber domin8
      Only 18% of US want abortion to be illegal under any circumstances.
      Jun 24
    • Nike iOJR36
      Yep has to be trolling.
      Jun 24
    • Apple labbs
      Delicate delicate mind!!
      Jun 24
    • Microsoft dizzy 🧚
      I'd vote for either terminal TDS case, or mentally challenged from the get go. 😂
      Jun 25
    • Uber domin8
      People, who can't live without controlling women uterus are the mentally challenged.
      Jun 25
  • Twitter
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    It’s all shitposts and jokes - get a sense of humor!
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    Yay lmao google just deleted that video from YouTube haha totally innocent.

    Amazing sense of irony.

    https://twitter.com/markdice/status/1143327042676465664
    Jun 24 2
    • Uber domin8
      How does it feel working for the company, where the only purpose for its existence is to host Trump's account? 😂
      Jun 24
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      It’s all shitposts and jokes - get a sense of humor!
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      It’s hilarious to see everyone freak out every time he posts a meme
      Jun 24
  • Uber domin8
    Lol. Project Veritas... Well known fakers. Not to say that Google is a private company and can do whatever they want with their product. Majority of people are against Trump and his policies. Why not have the search engine, which reflects the reality.
    Jun 24 9
    • Uber domin8
      The "narrative" of clicks driven search engine will always be "censored" by clicks.
      Jun 24
    • E*Trade / Finance cbEV72
      Google is a private company. It’s also a monopoly now. So it can’t do anything it wants to, unless it’s ready to be broken up. Personally it’s about time
      Jun 24
    • Uber domin8
      False statement. Google is not a monopoly. They are in business of selling ads. The consumers have plenty of routes to buy ads. Facebook, Microsoft, smaller networks, TV, Amazon...
      Jun 24
    • Uber domin8
      Oh, so you support the government assaults on private enterprise for political purposes. So typical for people electing Putins puppet for president.
      Jun 24
    • Uber domin8
      Except the only argument for it being monopoly is that DOJ run by a political hack will find it to be a monopoly. There is zero actual evidence of Google being monopoly.
      Jun 24
  • Project veritas is not trustworthy. They have been caught many times selectively editing shit to misrepresent and basically lie.
    Jun 24 22
    • Microsoft Jenkies
      If you think opinion is news
      I rest my case 🤣🤣🤣

      Democrats are morons, it’s my opinion
      Doesn’t make it a fact
      But you know what ....
      Jun 25
    • I think it's direct first hand proof from an eye witness who directly experienced and exposed PV's dishonesty.
      Jun 25
    • Cerner pfdP78
      OP
      Jun 25
    • Microsoft Jenkies
      Dude he is a moron
      Has no grasp on basic understanding of civics or journalism
      Jun 25
    • I linked a first hand account of their dishonesty. Rekt.
      Jun 25
  • Apple / Eng tWBu16
    I will do everything I can to prevent Trump from winning. He has been awful
    Jun 25 2
    • Cerner pfdP78
      OP
      Ahhhh, is someone feeling sad? Show us where Orange Man hurt you.
      Jun 26
    • Lyft done2
      Will you break the law?
      Jun 26
  • Redfin lisafrank
    Google believes in democracy as long as the people choose correctly.
    Jun 24 0
  • Oracle iOFR21
    Everyone knows #EvilGoogle
    Jun 24 0
  • You'd have to be fucking dumb to take Project Veritas seriously.
    Jun 24 8
    • Nope, it doesn't, because PV have a long history of editing videos, lying about who appears in them, etc.

      Need an independent source.
      Jun 24
    • Netflix 1984readme
      “Editing videos” who doesn’t do that? CNN?
      Jun 25
    • PV has been caught lying
      Jun 25
    • Netflix 1984readme
      Which media hasn’t? CNN made up the fine people hoax. They said Don jr got heads up from Wikileaks before release. I think there is a site with all their lies. Point is can’t trust any outlet wholesale. Got to judge each report individually. Blanket judgment on PV is not a well thought out position. Check your biases.
      Jun 25
    • I think in the case of PV it's malicious and intentional, per the link I provided where they actually tried to create fake news in order to "catch" it being reported.

      WaPo however is on the ball and PV got rekt.
      Jun 25

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