WTF Google. Get it together. cc @sundarpichai @kent_walker
As if we need more evidence of antitrust harms from G's search monopoly tied to its other interests. It's been 12+ hrs. A search for "Biden loses" should not bring up disinfo on YouTube without proper context, fact-check, election results and/or links to actual trusted brands.
and I was serious about the need for leadership changes at the top. It's an abysmal failure to be the one major social media platform without a public policy on handling the issue. And the risks tied to other parts of biz aren't a valid reason to hide.
A company actually trying to protect integrity of election:
- posts policy on handling false victory claims
- filters out all search traffic to YouTube for sensitive election queries
- bans all microtargeted ads until confirmed winner
24hrs later, the *same* search ⬆️ for "Biden loses" *still* returns disinfo as its #1 result.
If you've got a conspiracy theory, the Google monopoly is there to match you up with a page to fulfill it. Crazy to me YouTube CEO isn't testifying Tuesday with Facebook and Twitter.
48hrs later, Google is STILL returning the same disinformation on YouTube as its top two results fulfilling the search for proof by those vulnerable to a conspiracy theory. Antitrust harms + self-dealing + YouTube toxic garbage wrapped up in a bow.
Google is straight up now arguing against the prominence of its search monopoly determining what most of the world sees when they search for “Biden loses.”

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Some powerful cover stories this morning. Let’s start in the Deep South. “Biden Wins” seems to be most popular along with “Time to Heal” in describing the historic victory of @JoeBiden.
They were the most common headlines and storylines from the big cities, too.
I did note The New York Times and Washington Post included the other part of the story, “Biden Beats Trump.” In New Hampshire, they even said, “Biden topples Trump” hinting at the autocratic tendencies of our current leader. Note: this is the only way Trump was ever mentioned.
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So it appears I may have been right. 😂
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also at the polls this week.…
😂 “A Facebook spokesperson did not provide comment when reached by Business Insider. A Google spokesperson did not immediately respond to Business Insider's requests for comment. Neither company has publicly taken a stance on Prop 24.”
Because if they did, it would have undermined their efforts to stop it. Instead they worked through their trade bodies and likely hoped others with more credibility could sidetrack it. Unsuccessfully. Google and Facebook haven’t been winning much lately in policy world.
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Here is @selectedwisdom simply confirming, "my position hasn't changed."
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