Former editor-in-chief of Psychology Today, Dr. Robert Epstein, testified in a Senate Judiciary Committee about how liberal tech giants like Google and Facebook have manipulated, and will likely continue to manipulate votes for Democrats. He also warned that in 2020, the invisible manipulation by companies like Google will be like nothing we’ve ever seen.
Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) started his questioning of Dr. Epstein by asking about his political preference. When asked if he wasn’t a conservative, Dr. Epstein laughed and said, “That would be an understatement.” In his testimony, Epstein admitted he openly supported Hillary Clinton in the 2016 election.
Senator Cruz read from Dr. Epstein’s testimony: “Google’s manipulation of votes gave at least 2.6 million additional votes to Hillary Clinton in the year 2016.” Cruz asked, “Is that correct?’ Epstein answered, “That’s correct.” Cruz confirmed that Dr. Epstein was a Hillary Clinton supporter. “I was a very strong public supporter of Hillary Clinton, yes.” Cruz continued, “So, you’re not dismayed that people voted for her, but your testimony is, that Google is, through bias and search results, manipulating voters in a way they’re not aware of?” Epstein’s answer was shocking. “On a massive scale,” he said. Epstein continued, And what I’m saying is that I believe in democracy, and I believe in a free and fair election, more than I have any kind of allegiance to a candidate or a party.”
Senator Cruz then dropped a massive bombshell. Reading from the liberal doctor’s testimony, Ted Cruz asked, “You said in subsequent elections, Google and Facebook and Twitter and big tech’s manipulation, could manipulate as many as 15 million votes in a subsequent election?”
“In 2020, if all these were supporting the same candidate, there are 15 million votes on the line that could be shifted without people’s knowledge and without leaving a paper trail for authorities to trace.” Dr. Epstein told Cruz.
Dr. Epstein explains how Facebook’s own published data reveals how their “Go Vote” reminder experiment is a way to get his users to get hundreds of thousands of Democrats to get out and vote. Epstein told Cruz that in 2016, he doesn’t think Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg sent out the reminder to get out and vote to Democrats because he was so confident that Hillary would win. Epstein warned Senator Cruz that in 2020, “you can bet, that all of these companies are going to go all out.” He continued with his stunning testimony, “And the methods that they’re using are invisible, they’re subliminal. They’re more powerful than most any effects I’ve ever seen in the behavioral sciences, and I’ve been in the behavioral sciences for over 40 years.”
Senator Cruz addressed how a handful of Silicon Valley billionaires and giant corporations can spend millions or even billions of dollars to “massively affect” the outcome of elections.
Dr. Epstein corrected Senator Cruz, telling him that if Mark Zuckerberg chooses to send out a “Go Vote” message to Democrats on election day in 2020, “it won’t cost him a cent.”
Near the end of the testimony, Dr. Epstein clarified that the 2.6 million votes Google moved to Hillary was a “rock bottom” number, saying that the actual number of votes moved in the direction of Hillary Clinton was closer to a range of 2.6 to 10.4 million votes.
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