The United States was hit with yet another ISIS-inspired terrorist attack on Monday morning in New York City. Though it was quickly revealed that the terrorist who launched the attack was a Bangladeshi ISIS supporter, Google quickly responded by indicating that it would censor information related to the suspect’s connection to the Islamic State or Islam.
When Twitter users began to tweet out information about the terrorist, CNET’s Alfred Ng tweeted, “none of this has been confirmed, but here it is on Google’s top results.”
Danny Sullivan, Google’s public liaison for search, immediately responded by commenting, “passing out along to our teams to look.” This suggests that Google would look at removing the information from its search results despite it being completely accurate.
At the time that these tweets went up, correct reports had already linked the terrorist to ISIS. Despite this, Google decided that it was more important to be politically correct than to actually let people know what motivated this attack. Incidents like this only give terrorists more power because it downplays the threat that ISIS poses.
This is just the latest example of Google working with the left to censor or silence conservative voices. The Hill reported that back in October, conservative education site PragerU filed a lawsuit against Google and its subsidiary YouTube, accusing the video site of censoring its online videos because of their political leanings.
“Watch any one of our videos and you’ll immediately realize that Google/YouTube censorship is entirely ideologically driven,” Dennis Prager, PragerU founder, said in a statement. “For the record, our videos are presented by some of the finest minds in the Western world, including four Pulitzer Prize winners, former prime ministers, and professors from the most prestigious universities in America."
It's important that we expose Google and hold the search engine accountable for what they are doing to conservative voices.