Google Being Sued Over Political Bias, Interfering With Elections
There has been a massive wave of censorship seen over the last two years. When Joe Biden entered the White House in Silicon Valley, a purge happened, starting with people like former President Donald Trump. While constantly criticized during his time in the White House, when he left, he found himself banned on platforms like Twitter and Instagram. But again, that was just the start, as companies like Google, Meta, and Twitter censored and accused thousands of spreading misinformation. Now, as the 2022 midterms are just right around the corner, it seems the Republicans National Committee is not only accusing Google of throttling their campaign emails, the RNC is suing them for it.
On Friday, a lawsuit was filed in the U.S. District Court of California claiming that Google was purposely throttling their emails to residents. “Google has relegated millions of RNC emails en masse to potential donors’ and supporters’ spam folders during pivotal points in election fundraising and community building.” The RNC suggested that during the beginning of the month, their emails often find their way to users’ inboxes, but near the end of the month, a majority of them are flagged as spam. “Critically and suspiciously, this end of the month period is historically when the RNC’s fundraising is most successful.”
Google spokesperson José Castañeda released a statement about the lawsuit, stating, “As we have repeatedly said, we simply don’t filter emails based on political affiliation. Gmail’s spam filters reflect users’ actions.”
This isn’t the first time that the RNC has accused Google of tampering with their campaign material. Google repeatedly denies any wrongdoing when it comes to the matter and denies all allegations brought against them by the RNC. Still, the committee suggested the tampering has happened for the last ten months.
Although the RNC moved to expose Google, former President Donald Trump hasn’t let being censored or banned remotely stop him. On Saturday, Trump stood in front of a roaring crowd in Robstown, Texas. And for once, he spoke about the 2024 Presidential election, admitting, “In order to make our country successful, safe, and glorious again, I will probably have to do it again.” This is one of the first times Trump has spoken about 2024 since his departure.
Donald Trump didn’t stop there during his time in Texas. He also turned his focus to the Biden administration and the dismal performance of Joe Biden. Trump told the crowd of supporters that the Democrats don’t care about the three things – oil, God, and guns. “We have people who don’t know what the hell they’re doing. They’re against oil, God, and guns, and they say they’re going to do well in Texas. I don’t think so.”