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Top Google Engineer Blows Whistle, Claims Major Political Bias at Big Tech Firm

Says claims from executives that company is neutral are 'not true'

 on 25th July 2019 @ 1.00am
senior engineer greg coppola says google has a major problem with political bias © press
Senior engineer Greg Coppola says Google has a major problem with political bias

A current senior engineer at Google has spoken out to blow the whistle on his firm's practices, confirming allegations from President Donald Trump that the big tech firm operates with a political bias.

Greg Coppola, who says he has worked for Google for five years in a top role, is now making the same allegations as many conservatives have been making for some time.

Coppola, however, has a point of view that President Trump and his supporters simply don't have.

Mr. Coppola is a software engineer for search engine giant Google, and he doesn’t have any doubt about the company’s - or it's executives' - practices.

“I see Google executives go to Congress and say, ‘It’s not manipulated, it’s not political,’” Coppola told Project Veritas’ James O’Keefe in a bombshell interview released Wednesday.

“And I’m just so sure that’s not true.”

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greg coppola claims he has worked as an engineer for google for five years in a top role © press
Greg Coppola claims he has worked as an engineer for Google for five years in a top role

Coppola told Project Veritas that while he "respects" his boss, Google CEO Sundar Pichai, his comments regarding the company's bias are inaccurate.

"I think it’s, you know, ridiculous to say that there’s no bias," Coppola reveals.

"I think everyone who supports anything other than the Democrats, anyone who’s pro-Trump or in any way deviates from what CNN and the New York Times are pushing, notices how bad it is.

"I'm very concerned to see big tech and big media merge basically with a political party, with the Democrat party

"I know how algorithms are. They don't write themselves. We write them to do what we want them to do," he explains.

"Now, we have a tech that really, first of all, is taking sides in a political contest

"We are seeing tech use its power to manipulate people.... it's time to decide - do we run the tech or does the tech run us?"

Though he works on Google Assistant - which he insists truly does not have a bias - he said he "just knows" how the algorithms work, according to the Daily Mail.

For the last 10 years, he said, the company operated on a fairly unbiased basis however that has changed recently. 

"I think we had a long period, of ten years, let’s say, where we had search and social media that didn’t have a political bias and we kind of got used to the idea that the top search results at Google is probably the answer. 

"And Robert Epstein who testified before Congress last week, um, looked into it and showed that, you know, the vast majority of people think that if something is higher rated on Google Search than another story, that it would be more important and more correct.

"And, you know, we haven’t had time to absorb the fact that tech might have an agenda. 

"I mean, it’s something that we’re only starting to talk about now," he said. 

google ceo sundar pichai was grilled by lawmakers on his company s practices and testified under oath that there s no political bias as his firm © press
Google CEO Sundar Pichai was grilled by lawmakers on his company's practices and testified under oath that there's no political bias as his firm

Coppola's credentials could not be immediately verified by Neon Nettle.

He claims to have started working for Google as an engineer in 2014. 

His LinkedIn page says he worked before that for Business Objects, in Vancouver. 

He studied in the UK in London and Edinburgh, it says. 

Google has come under intense scrutiny in recent months over its algorithms and how they select what people see. 

CEO Sundar Pichai has been questioned by members of Congress over the company's systems and insisted that despite what critics say, it does not promote left-leaning, Democratic news over that of more Conservative outlets or merely outlets it does not rate. 

The company is under a magnifying glass, along with other tech giants, and is facing an antitrust investigation which will examine whether they have too much power.

[RELATED] Leaked Video Exposes Google Bosses' Anti-Trump Agenda

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