Ted Cruz: Big Tech is Out To Defeat Trump in November Election
Republican weighs in on censorship of conservative voices
Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) has warned that big tech is all-out pushing toward beating President Donald Trump in the November election, noting that there's an enormous determination within the liberal elites of Silicon Valley.
Speaking on an episode of "The Rubin Report," Cruz detailed evidence he's seen on search result manipulation and shadow-bans, highlighting the tools big tech has at its disposal to swing in the presidential election.
He also weighed in on President Trump's recent threat to repeal section 230 of the Communications Decency Act.
Cruz noted how Google first manipulated searched results in favor of Hillary Clinton back in 2016.
"At one of the hearings I chaired, we had testimony from a guy named Dr. Epstein, who used to be the editor pf phycology today," Cruz began.
"By the way, he's not a conservative; he's a liberal Democrat who voted for Hillary Clinton."
"He did empirical research on Google's manipulate search outcomes, so when you type in a search, the auto-correct makes a huge difference," he added.
"And the first few stories that come up make a huge difference," he continued.
"There was a dramatic differential between when you typed in Hillary Clinton, and it would auto-populate good things."
"But when you typed in Donald Trump, it would auto-populate bad things."
"So there would be predominately good stories for Hillary and predominately bad stories for Trump."
"So Dr. Epstein concluded that in 2016 Google's deceptive search outcomes shifted 2.4 million votes for Hillary Clinton."
Cruz went on to says big tech is out to do similar for the 2020 election to beat President Donald Trump.
The Republican Senator's comments come after Google was accused of meddling in the election after an investigation discovered the company appears to be purging conservative news sites from its search results.
The alleged purge was uncovered during an investigation by Breitbart after noticing it had recently been buried in search results for keywords related to the coming November election.
A few days after the 2016 election, top Google executives, including Sundar Pichai, Sergey Brin, and Kent Walker, held an internal meeting, details of which were later leaked to Breitbart.
During the meeting, the execs lamented President Donald Trump’s victory, comparing his voters to “extremists.”