Google’s political biases are showing again.
And this time the person exposing them is the leader of the largest abortion business in America – Leana Wen, president of Planned Parenthood.
On Twitter Friday, Wen shared a picture of herself at the Google headquarters with some of its employees. In the post, she called the online media giant one of their “fiercest supporters and champions.”
“I had the opportunity to meet with some of our fiercest supporters & champions at @Google HQ where we discussed how access to reproductive health care is fundamental to economic opportunity & inclusion,” Wen wrote. “Thanks to the wonderful team of Googlers who welcomed us #TechStandsWithPP”
I had the opportunity to meet with some of our fiercest supporters & champions at @Google HQ where we discussed how access to reproductive health care is fundamental to economic opportunity & inclusion. Thanks to the wonderful team of Googlers who welcomed us! #TechStandsWithPP pic.twitter.com/NHm7T60up9
— Leana Wen, M.D. (@DrLeanaWen) February 22, 2019
Within the first few months on the job, Wen made it clear that abortion is Planned Parenthood’s “core mission.” Its most recent annual report shows abortions rose to more than 330,000 in 2018, while its real health services – including birth control, sterilizations, cancer screenings, adoption referrals and other women’s health services – all declined. It also boasted a record $1.66 billion in revenue.
So when Google is “championing” Planned Parenthood, it isn’t primarily supporting cancer screenings or pap smears or even birth control. It is championing abortion.
And pro-lifers have suspected it of doing so for years. Late last year, top Republican lawmakers called on the Department of Justice to investigate Google because of suspected political biases by the largest online platform in the world. President Donald Trump even accused Google of “rigging” its search results.
The calls came after investigative reports by The Daily Caller, the Media Research Center and others exposed the troubling trend.
Among the key findings of the Media Research Center were:
- Google Search Aids Democrats: Google and YouTube’s corporate chairman Eric Schmidt had assisted Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign. The company’s search engine had deployed a similar bias in favor of Democrats. One study had found 2016 campaign searches were biased in favor of Hillary Clinton. Even the liberal website Slate had revealed the search engine’s results had favored both Clinton and Democratic candidates. Google also had fired engineer James Damore for criticizing the company’s “Ideological Echo Chamber.” The company had claimed he had been fired for “advancing harmful gender stereotypes in our workplace.” Damore is suing Google, saying it mistreats whites, males and conservatives.
- YouTube Is Shutting Down Conservative Videos: Google’s YouTube site had created its own problems with conservative content. YouTube moderators must take their cues from the rest of Google – from shutting down entire conservative channels “by mistake” to removing videos that promote right-wing political views. YouTube’s special Creators for Change section is devoted to people using their “voices for social change” and even highlights the work of a 9/11 truther. The site’s very own YouTube page and Twitter account celebrate progressive attitudes, including uploading videos about “inspiring” gay and trans people and sharing the platform’s support for DACA.
- Tech Companies Rely on Anti-Conservative Fact-Checkers: Facebook and Google both had partnered with fact-checking organizations in order to combat “fake news.” Facebook’s short-lived disputed flagger program had allowed Snopes, PolitiFact and ABC News to discern what is and is not real news. Google’s fact-checkers had accused conservative sources of making claims that did not appear in their articles and disproportionately “fact-checked” conservative sources. On Facebook, a satire site, the Babylon Bee, had been flagged by Snopes for its article clearly mocking CNN for its bias. YouTube also had announced a partnership with Wikipedia in order to debunk videos deemed to be conspiracy theories, even though Wikipedia has been criticized for its liberal bias.
LifeNews has reported on a number of examples as well. In December, YouTube downgraded pro-life videos in its search results after a pro-abortion writer complained about a lack of pro-abortion content. The conservative group PragerU also is suing Google for censoring its conservative and pro-life videos on YouTube.