The man who says Google helped Hillary Clinton in the 2016 presidential election is under attack.
After President Donald Trump tweeted about it, Hillary claimed the report was debunked. Now, the study’s author, Dr. Robert Epstein, is working hard to defend both his professional reputation as well as his study.
“Hillary Clinton, whom I have strongly supported for many years, told blatant lies about me today. As a result, I have been subjected to widespread condemnation by mainstream media. I’m going to fight this. Stay tuned tomorrow for my first-ever twitter storm,” Epstein tweeted on Tuesday.
.@HillaryClinton, whom I have strongly supported for many years, told blatant lies about me today. As a result, I have been subjected to widespread condemnation by mainstream media. I’m going to fight this. Stay tuned tomorrow for my first-ever twitter storm. pic.twitter.com/CrPHMycVBu
— Dr. Robert Epstein (@DrREpstein) August 20, 2019
In testimony before Congress in June, Dr. Epstein said that “biased search results generated by Google’s search algorithm likely impacted undecided voters in a way that gave at least 2.6 million votes to Hillary Clinton.”
He also estimated that the tech giants might be able to sway as many as 15 million votes toward a single candidate in the next election. “If these companies all support the same candidate – and that’s likely, needless to say – they will be able to shift upwards of 15 million votes to that candidate with no one knowing and without leaving a paper trail,” he said.
In Google’s Pocket
Something else discussed by Dr. Epstein is that Google was a huge supporter of Hillary.
One of Hillary’s largest corporate donors in 2016… Alphabet/Google. A former Google executive, Stephanie Hannon, was Hillary’s tech officer during the election. Longtime Google head Eric Schmidt helped as well.
If you’re interested in the whole thing, check out the compilation of Epstein’s tweetstorm here:
Here’s my whole #Trump/#Clinton tweetstorm from yesterday – all 18 tweets in chronological order, with the photos & links – easy to read. You can even link back to Twitter from this HTML file. Give it a few seconds to load fully…. https://t.co/AUx70i0efS pic.twitter.com/5UYn4y3hGd
— Dr. Robert Epstein (@DrREpstein) August 21, 2019
So, with all this, can anyone really deny Hillary had some extra help?
Now, the question is if Google will do the same in 2020?
As awful as a candidate as Hillary was, she almost pulled it off. Will a better candidate in 2020 be the difference in swinging battleground states from Trump to the Democrat candidate?