If conservatives needed more evidence of liberal bias at Gooogle, they have it in the form of a leaked video of the company’s executives bemoaning the election of Donald Trump in 2016.
The video is of an all-hands gathering that Google calls T.G.I.F meetings and was held on Nov. 10.
In the video, Google co-founder Sergey Brin expresses his disappointment over Trump’s victory.
“Let’s face it – most people here are pretty upset and pretty sad because of the election,” Brin said at the beginning of the meeting adding that “Myself, as an immigrant and a refugee, I certainly find this election deeply offensive and I know many of you do, too. And I think it’s a very stressful time and it conflicts with many of our values.”
About halfway through the meeting, Brin addressed the mentality of Trump voters arguing that those with ‘routine jobs’ were more likely to vote for Trump than those with ‘non-routine’ jobs – speculating that boredom might explain Trump’s popularity.
“There’s actually a lot of historical precedent for boredom being a huge factor in vote choice,” Brin said.
“And actually, in building extremism. We’ve done a lot of work on extremism that shows a high correlation with boredom.
“Data suggests that boredom led to the rise of fascism and communism. It sort of sneaks up sometimes, really bad things.”
In a statement, Google spokeswoman Riva Sciuto dismissed the idea that the video proves that the company has a liberal bias saying that employees “expressed their own personal views in the aftermath of a long and divisive election season,” adding that “nothing was said at that meeting, or any other meeting, to suggest that any political bias ever influences the way we build or operate our products.”