Google “Pattern” Spotted By Researchers

With its biased algorithms, was Google seeking to influence the outcome of the midterm elections in 2022? Robert Epstein says YES. And he claims to have the receipts. Epstein holds a Ph.D. from Harvard University and has an impressive resume.

Former editor-in-chief of Psychology Today, author of fifteen books, and senior research psychologist at the American Institute of Behavioral Research and Technology. Reports show that in the weeks leading up to the midterm elections, Epstein and a team of hundreds monitored the political information promoted by tech corporations such as Google and Twitter.

On Sunday, Epstein disclosed his findings. Epstein’s team has identified 1.9 million ephemeral experiences that Google put into users’ feeds to influence their voting behavior. It was likely Democratic, given the company’s history of prejudice.

Epstein anticipated that 2.5 million of these communications would have been recorded by election day. Epstein defines “ephemeral material” as something that impacts people and disappears without a trace.

Or, it would have vanished without a trace had Epstein not assembled a team of registered voters to record these messages on more than 2,500 laptops. According to Epstein, over a dozen distinct sorts of “ephemeral encounters” have intended to affect opinion for nearly a decade.

This includes bias in search results, suggestions, voting reminders, and digital personal assistant interactions. According to political scientist Jeffrey Epstein, Google’s search results may influence voters by up to 80 percent following a single search.

Google’s search bar displays what Epstein calls “well-constructed search recommendations” when a user begins to type a term. He says these recommendations may alter uncertain voters’ voting inclinations in some demographic categories.

Epstein stated that his team discovered liberal voters received more reminders to vote than conservative voters and that question-and-answer interactions with digital personal assistants “alter the voting attitudes of uncertain voters” by at least 40 percent.

Before the 2020 election, the psychologist’s team collected and documented 1.5 million ephemeral encounters. They think these operations moved up to six million votes in Joe Biden’s favor.

His team discovered comparable outcomes in 2022. Learn about that at the link above.