Insiders Confirm Google, YouTube Interfered in Irish Abortion Vote
Second source says tech giant meddled in Ireland's referendum to sway results
A second insider from Google has come forward to confirm that the tech giant meddled in the Irish referendum on abortion laws, corroborating the recent bombshell report from Project Veritas.
The source corroborates the PV exposé that shows Google-owned YouTube manually interfered in search results related to the 2018 public vote to decriminalize abortion in Ireland.
Project Veritas obtained a list of blocked pro-life terms from an insider at YouTube which appears to show the manipulation of political content by blacklisting several phrases related to the Irish election.
A second source, a former software engineer at Google, has now confirmed to Breitbart News that YouTube manually intervened in search results related to the referendum at least one week before the vote in Ireland.
The source said that “120 abortion entries” were added to the search blacklist on May 17, 2018.
This move was seven days before the referendum, which was won by pro-abortion campaigners with a 33 percent victory margin.
The terms “abortion is wrong,” “pro life,” “abortion and the Catholic Church” and “repeal the 8th” were all added to the blacklist on May 17, according to the source.
“Repeal the 8th” refers to the 8th Amendment to the Irish constitution, which previously banned abortion in the Catholic-majority nation.
The source’s testimony lines up with Project Veritas’ recent release of entries from the YouTube search blacklist, which include all of the terms above and more.
The existence of YouTube’s search blacklist, which the Google-owned tech giant uses to control the top search results on politically “controversial” queries, was revealed by a Breitbart News investigation earlier this year.
When YouTube or Google add terms to the list, search results for those terms will only display links to YouTube-approved “verified” sources in the top results.
In addition to abortion-related search results, Breitbart previously revealed that the terms “Maxine Waters” and “David Hogg” are also on the list.
YouTube also altered even more abortion-related search results in response to a complaint from a left-leaning Slate journalist.
Despite denials from CEO Sundar Pichai, YouTube's parent company Google is also accused of burying conservative news outlets in its search results.
Among other websites, Google suppresses searches for "Neon Nettle" in the results, with our homepage often pushed down to page three or four, while page one is filled with negative and defamatory reports.
With such a unique name, Neon Nettle should be the number one result, but instead, left-leaning Google fills the search results with posts about "fake news," with some not even mentioning Neon Nettle.
In December 2018, Pichai was called before Congress to answer questions about his company's practices.
Pichai testified, under oath, that Google does not manually interfere with search results.