Wiki Leaks founder and chief editor Julian Assange claimed that Tech giant Google is working very closely with Democratic Presidential Candidate Hillary Clinton to promote her presidential campaign.
He participated in an event called ‘New Era of Journalism: Farewell to Mainstream international media’ forum in Moscow through online. He stated these words via video from the Ecuador embassy in London.
Assange said that “Google is directly engaged with Hillary Clinton’s campaign” and claimed the technology giant used the US State Department on an “a quid pro quo” basis.
He also briefed that “Of course when she is in power… she is a problem for freedom of speech. We know what she is going to do. And she made the chart for the destruction of Libya; she was involved in the process of taking the Libyan armoury and sending it to Syria.”
Assange described Hillary Clinton as a war hawk with powers of legal interventionism that always wants to start wars and is a grave threat to the world’s peace.
He also claimed that Google is heavily collaborated with political power both at the personal level and at the professional level. Assange examples Eric Schmidt; Former Google CEO is leading the Pentagon innovation board.
According to the last year reports, the researchers had found that “Google search rankings could potentially decide the outcome of an election”.
“Through five experiments in two countries, the rankings in search results can shift the opinions of the neutral voters by 20% or more, sometimes may even reach 80% in some demographic groups.
He says that Google can change its algorithm to show more positive search results for a candidate who might influence the searcher to form a more positive opinion of him/ her.
During the video conference, Assange expressed that about 80% of the US National Security Agency (NSA) was privatised.
He said that “The NSA is the core of the US deep state… There has been a smoothing out between the government and the corporations.”Assange has been residing at the Ecuadorian embassy in London for more than three years.