WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange said in a televised address to an international media forum late Tuesday that Google is closely cooperating with Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign to promote the candidate. “Google is directly engaged with Hillary Clinton’s campaign,” the WikiLeaks founder claimed, as quoted by the Sputnik news agency. Assange added the company used the State Department as part of “a quid pro quo.” Assange revealed this information at a Moscow held summit called ‘New Era of Journalism: Farewell to Mainstream international media.
Assange isn’t the only one to make this connection. Behavioral Psychologist Dr. Robert Epstein pioneered research on how search engines affect elections. Epstein told Lee Camp, host of RT America’s ‘Redacted Tonight’, that “when one candidate is higher in search rankings ‒ that is, looks better than another candidate in search rankings ‒ that shifts a lot of votes to that candidate. And it’s not a tiny number. It’s a very, very big number of votes. Humans are trained to believe that the higher ranking links are better and truer.”