Share
Commentary

Leaked Document Reveals Google Employees' War Against Breitbart

Share

The recent flood of revelations continues to expose censorship and bias at the highest levels within Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter and, of course, Google and its subsidiary YouTube.

Google, in particular, has been in the crosshairs over the past few weeks after several employees and former employees have come forward with smoking gun accusations about the inner workings of the tech behemoth.

Wednesday, a fifth new report emerged revealing leaked documents that prove a war against Breitbart, a major player in the conservative news market, is raging within Google.

The document shows how Google employees are joining forces to cripple Breitbart’s efforts.

Specifically, the document, a captured email thread, says 1,186 Googlers (the nickname for Google employees) signed off on a plan sent to Sundar Pichai, Google’s CEO, that would, if approved, remove Breitbart from Google’s AdSense program and in effect “end Google’s business relationship with Breitbart.”

Trending:
Fans Furious as Disney's 'Star Wars' Officially Jumps the Shark with Lesbian Witches Conceiving Babies in New Show

Google’s AdSense program is one of the most common tools a publisher can use to make money from traffic to its website. For most online publishers, getting blacklisted by Google AdSense would have a devastating, if not fatal, impact on their revenue.

James O’Keefe, the founder of Project Veritas, the company to which the document in question was leaked, emphasized the damning reality of this discovery.

“Google basically says they are impartial publishers of content and therefore are not liable for any content they publish,” O’Keefe said. “But these documents show that they are anything but impartial.”

The text of the email referenced by O’Keefe illustrates the lack of impartiality from within Google.

Tim Chevalier, a purported Google employee, wrote in his email, “I’m sure most of you are aware of the extreme sexism that articles and comments on Breitbart disseminate. For this and many other reasons, my colleagues and I have drafted an internal letter to leadership asking them to end Google’s business relationship with Breitbart and enforce AdSense policies on prohibited content.

“Please consider. And if you do agree, please ask others to sign. Our goal is to send the letter to company leadership tomorrow for their consideration. So far, 1186 Googlers have co-signed the letter.”

The petition mentioned by Chevalier was circulated and addressed to Pichai. It was titled “It’s Time to Remove Breitbart from AdSense.”

“This is more confirmation that Google is staffed by many left-wing activists with a totalitarian, un-American desire to silence, defund, and de-platform those with whom they politically disagree,” said Breitbart News’ Alex Marlow in a statement to Project Veritas.

Related:
Breaking: Big Tech Strikes Again as Google Removes PragerU from Play Store

The dark clouds of controversy surrounding Google have caught the eye of Texas Sen. Ted Cruz.

Cruz is holding a hearing next week with the expressed purpose of investigating Google’s alleged censorship of conservatives on its platform.

Conservative Tribune, a section of The Western Journal, has reached out to Google for comment but has not yet received a response. We will update this article if and when we do.

Truth and Accuracy

Submit a Correction →



We are committed to truth and accuracy in all of our journalism. Read our editorial standards.

Tags:
,
Share
G.S. Hair is the former executive editor of The Western Journal.
G.S. Hair is the former executive editor of The Western Journal and vice president of digital content of Liftable Media.

After graduating law school from the Cecil C. Humphries School of Law, Mr. Hair spent a decade as an attorney practicing at the trial and appellate level in Arkansas and Tennessee. He represented clients in civil litigation, contractual disputes, criminal defense and domestic matters. He spent a significant amount of time representing indigent clients who could not afford private counsel in civil or criminal matters. A desire for justice and fairness was a driving force in Mr. Hair's philosophy of representation. Inspired by Christ’s role as an advocate on our behalf before God, he often represented clients who had no one else to fight on their behalf.

Mr. Hair has been a consultant for Republican political candidates and has crafted grassroots campaign strategies to help mobilize voters in staunchly Democrat regions of the Eastern United States.

In early 2015, he began writing for Conservative Tribune. After the site was acquired by Liftable Media, he shut down his law practice, moved to Arizona and transitioned into the position of site director. He then transitioned to vice president of content. In 2018, after Liftable Media folded all its brands into The Western Journal, he was named executive editor. His mission is to advance conservative principles and be a positive and truthful voice in the media.

He is married and has four children. He resides in Phoenix, Arizona.
Birthplace
South Carolina
Education
Homeschooled (and proud of it); B.A. Mississippi College; J.D. University Of Memphis
Location
Phoenix, Arizona
Languages Spoken
English
Topics of Expertise
Culture, Faith, Politics




Conversation