On Tuesday at a forum on journalism hosted by the International Information Agency, Wikileaks founder Julian Assange accused Google of manipulating the flow of information in favor of Hillary Clinton.
“Google is directly engaged with Hillary Clinton’s campaign,” Assange said via video link. “Google is heavily integrated with Washington power, at personal level and at business level . . . Google which has increasing control over the distribution channels . . . is intensely allying itself with the U.S. exceptionalism.”
Assange went on to warn that Clinton was a hawk and would manipulate the American people to start and justify wars.
“What we have with Clinton is someone who is a hawk but who has the tools of legal interventionism, a rhetorical cover to start the wars, and someone who seemingly wants to start them . . . From WikiLeaks’ perspective Hillary Clinton is a problem in terms of war and peace,” Assange said.
Assange pointed out that in 2013, Google used its influence to promote the Obama Administration’s policy of bombing Syria.
Additionally, Eric Schmidt, the chairman of Alphabet, the company which owns Google, stated a year ago that he would be creating a start-up company called The Groundwork.
The sole objective of The Groundwork according to Schmidt was to use the flow of information to put Hillary Clinton in office.
“It’s a very secretive organization, super high-tech stuff, and [it’s] very likely they’re using these techniques that we’ve been studying in our research to make sure that votes are shifted to Hillary Clinton in November,” Schmidt said.
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