Robert Epstein, who is the Senior Research Psychologist for the American Institute for Behavioral Research and Technology recently testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee that Google did without a doubt influence millions of Americans to vote for Hilary Clinton in the 2016 election.
Well, how much credit should we really give this guy, I’m sure he’s just a biased conservative and Trump supporter, right?
Wrong, Robert Epstein is a liberal Democrat who actually voted for Hilary Clinton in 2016. Do you know what he really is? A good honest American who cares about the integrity of our voting system.
According to Mother Jones,
This is old stuff that Trump is just catching up to, for some reason. The nickel version is that several years ago celebrity psychologist Robert Epstein got into a tiff with Google in which he turned out to be embarrassingly in the wrong. Ever since then Epstein has been gunning for Google, and prior to the 2016 election he claimed that they were deliberately manipulating search results in a way that favored Hillary Clinton.¹
So that’s the proximate source. But where do Trump’s numbers come from? That’s a little harder to figure out. Last month, in a conspiracy-laden conversation² with Sen. Ted Cruz, Epstein testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee that Google was responsible for shifting something between 2.6 and 10.4 million votes to Clinton in 2016 and that in 2020 all of big tech together could—and probably would—shift as many as 15 million votes without anyone ever knowing. I assume that Trump misheard this and thought he said 16 million.
As a bit of a tech guy myself, I can understand exactly what Epstein is saying when he explains the methods of how exactly Google and Facebook influence people on a conscious and subconscious level.
They are very sly in how they do this and as Epstein said, it would easily go by undetected and without leaving a paper trail.