Noted psychologist Robert Epstein has said that Google could decisively influence the 2016 election in that the online giant has the ability to drive millions of votes to a candidate with no one the wiser.
Writing for Politico, Epstein, a senior research psychologist at the American Institute for Behavioral Research and Technology and former editor-in-chief of Psychology Today, says that America’s next president could be “eased into office not just by TV ads or speeches, but by Google’s secret decisions…” contending that no one except for himself and a few other researchers would know how it was accomplished.
“Research I have been directing in recent years suggests that Google, Inc., has amassed far more power to control elections—indeed, to control a wide variety of opinions and beliefs—than any company in history has ever had. Google’s search algorithm can easily shift the voting preferences of undecided voters by 20 percent or more—up to 80 percent in some demographic groups—with virtually no one knowing they are being manipulated, according to experiments I conducted recently with Ronald E. Robertson.”
- Robert Epstein
This will be unsettling to many who read this, but it’s not altogether surprising, given the immense level of influence Google and a few other influential online presences have attained. Even more unsettling are the political alliances some of these companies have with the radical left, and how they might exploit their online power in light of this.
Read Dr. Epstein’s article here