Tucker Carlson Gets Candid on Google Censorship and News Manipulation

June 11th, 2024 3:50 PM

Podcast host Tucker Carlson critiqued tech giant Google’s oppressive policies against free speech.

In a new interview with The Federalist, Carlson expressed his satisfaction at being set to do a live arena tour in 15 cities, precisely because live events can’t be censored as online shows can. Carlson also slammed Google’s biased information manipulation, Big Tech censorship and the societal risks presented by artificial intelligence (AI) in the interview.

The Federalist asked Carlson if the live tour was aimed at circumventing government officials who exert pressure to shut down speech. “Of course! The one thing Google can’t control is a live event,” Carlson responded.

The Tucker Carlson Network (TCN) head brought up Google again when speculating on the plausibility of polling data. 

“It’s hard to believe [President Joe] Biden is polling over 40 percent given the destruction he’s wrought. I think that’s attributed to the power of Google,” Carlson told The Federalist. “The tech companies are doing everything they can to suppress unauthorized information.” 

Multiple MRC Free Speech America studies, including newly released research post-Trump verdict, showed Google’s search engine suppressing and censoring Joe Biden’s presidential race opponents.

Carlson further explained to The Federalist that restricted speech could affect the 2024 election. 

“I am very concerned that people will not have access to a diversity of information,” he said, before adding, “I think [the ruling class’s] strong preference is just to control people’s minds and to make it impossible for people to have unauthorized thoughts. AI will play a huge role in that, of course.” MRC also caught Google’s AI engaging in election interference last September, censoring Biden’s opponents.

In fact, as a recent MRC Free Speech America Special Report shows, Google has interfered in U.S. elections no fewer than 41 times since 2008.

Conservatives are under attack. Contact your representatives and demand that Big Tech be held to account to mirror the First Amendment while providing transparency, clarity on so-called “hate speech” and equal footing for conservatives. If you have been censored, contact us using MRC Free Speech America’s contact form, and help us hold Big Tech accountable.