“Google is manipulating information.” Media Research Center President Brent Bozell demanded Google be held accountable for its anti-American and anti-free-speech attempts at influencing American elections during a Monday segment on Fox Business.
“This is, I believe, an illegal contribution they’re making to the democratic process,” Bozell stated on the Nov. 7 edition of Fox Business’s The Evening Edit. He continued: “They have got to be investigated. The Democrats don’t want to do it. If the Republicans take over, they have got to investigate what Google is doing because I think democracy is in danger when they can manipulate the voters this way.”
A series of recently released MRC Free Speech America studies exposed Google’s bias in favor of Democrats. Bozell specifically highlighted an Oct. 25 MRC Free Speech America study that caught Google burying 10 of 12 Senate Republican Party candidates’ campaign websites while highlighting their opponent's campaign sites in organic search results. “Number one, 92.4% of all searches are done on Google. If you want to know something about a candidate, you go to Google,” Bozell noted. “Number two factoid, less than 1% of the public goes beyond the first page.”
“So if you’re looking for information on a candidate, the Republican didn’t exist,” he said.
MRC Free Speech America researchers found Google also buried candidates who have aggressively acted against Big Tech, either legislatively or vocally. Bozell continued rebuking Google: “Again they have done it with the top 10 critics, they gave preference to the Democrats. In six of the cases, again they pushed the Republicans out of the first page.”
Liberal media giants worked overtime to smear Republican candidates and boost Democrats going into the midterm elections. Bozell wasn’t having any of it.
“Normally if you look at the last election cycle when Republicans were running the show, it was virtually all negative on Republicans because they’re the ones who are the incumbents,” he said. “So, in applying that you would believe that this time around, the Democrat would get the negative coverage.” But, as Bozell would point out, this is not the case.
“If you look at the world around us, it is falling apart,” Bozell said. “So how did the media cover it? 87% negative against Republicans. They went after the Republicans again.”
An MRC study of ABC, CBS and NBC evening newscasts between Sept. 1 and Oct. 26 found that Republicans received 87% negative coverage..
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