“60 Minutes” Exposes What Google Is Doing To Prevent Trump Re-Election

(Liberty Bell) – Over 300 of President Donald Trump’s political advertisements have been taken down by the notoriously anti-Trump Google as well as its video platform, YouTube.

This comes from an explosive new report from 60 Minutes. The widespread ad removal took place mostly over the summer, according to the news program.

The CBS reporters were unable to find any specific reasons for the removal of so many advertisements, something that has become commonplace for big tech companies who seem to consistently censor conservative content yet throw their hands up when asked for an explanation.

When high-profile conservatives are censored by these networks for benign statements labeled as “hate speech” or “violence,” it is often brushed off as an “accident.”

The CBS reporters were unable to find specific reasons for the mass takedowns of Trump ads, a common problem with social media companies, which are often reluctant to explain precisely why a ban or other act of censorship has happened.

“We found very little transparency in the transparency report,” concluded 60 Minutes.

The reporters dug into the removal of anti-Trump ads after Susan Wojciki, YouTube’s CEO, noted the company’s decision to ban some of POTUS’ re-election ads in an interview.

CBS reporters investigated the removal of pro-Trump ads after YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki highlighted the company’s decision to ban some of the President’s ads during an interview.

From CBS News:

60 Minutes correspondent Lesley Stahl asked Wojcicki, “Have you taken down any of President Trump’s ads at all?” YouTube’s CEO responded, “There are ads of President Trump that were not approved to run on Google or YouTube.” When pressed for an example, Wojcicki added, “Well, they’re available in our transparency report.”

In response to concerns raised after the 2016 election cycle, Google and YouTube, like Facebook, keep a searchable archive of political ads that have run on the site.

60 Minutes reviewed the archive to learn more about President Trump’s problematic political ads. We found that over 300 video ads were taken down by Google and YouTube, mostly over the summer, for violating company policy. But the archive doesn’t detail what policy was violated. Was it copyright violation? A lie or extreme inaccuracy? Faulty grammar? Bad punctuation? It’s unclear. The ads determined to be offending are not available to be screened. We found very little transparency in the transparency report.

Is this shocking?

Yes.

Is this surprising? No way. Google employees have been seen crying on camera after Hillary Clinton lost. It’s well-known they, like Facebook, are determined to make sure that Trump cannot use their platforms to reach the American people with his message.

This probably just scratches the surface of how far they’re willing to go to rig 2020.

52 COMMENTS

  1. WHY OUR GOVERNMENT DON’T HAVE THE POWER TO SHUT THEM ALL DOWN?
    Yank their Business License to operate here in the U.S.!

  2. I grew up in the south, where the Democrats thought they owned it. I knew of their corruption even as a child. My father was a bone deep democrat and the hottest argument that he and I had was when I became Eisenhower’s campaign mgr in high school. My dad screamed, “The Republicans will destroy SS.” Well, who did that? LBJ and lying democrat. until Johnson, no democrat had ever voted for a single equal rights legislation. The only reason Johnson signed the civil rights bill was so the democrats would have the “black vote for the next 200 years”. Those were his words. Before the civil war, not a single Republican owned a slave. They were all owned by democrats. Yet, the democrats have done as spectacular job in making the public think that the Republicans are racists! What a lie. When pressure is placed and a democrat is stressed, he/she will almost always come up with a diabolical racist comment. Too bad they lied so much that the black community thought they were telling the truth. They are now learning the truth and many are turning toward Trump. I am 80+ yrs of age and will Never vote for a democrat again. This year has reminded me of how much they want to control our lives and tax us to the breaking point just to give people who don’t deserve what honest people worked hard for to those who did not. my bad!

  3. Kudos to 60 minutes and Lesley Stahl ! I was very surprised that someone in the MSM is actually doing some real and honest reporting.

    • So am I! Thank the good Lord that someone has finally come to their good senses. So many of us feel that President Trump is the best president that we have ever had. What he had to endure is beyond evil, beyond ugly and beyond what anyone should have to endure. If it were not for him, imagine where we would be today? Read about Agenda 21, 30 and so forth, and know in your heart of hearts what this wonderful man has saved us from. Yet, these ungodly fools still try to destroy what G-d has made in his own image to help save us. If we have to, we can always not use any of these social medias, and see how they like it and/ or we can invent some honest ones.

  4. I am proud of CBS doing this, and that gives me hope. It means that some are waking up to the elitist control of information. Some reporters are sick of being told what they can say or not say, and when they stand up, they can lose their jobs. So pray for them they risk their livelihoods when they stand up and are willing to sacrifice for truth.

  5. Maybe everybody needs to Boycott all computers and all phones that has Google on them! Don’t buy them or use any of their services ! Maybe that would get Google to run Conservative aids then or they could lose a lot of money! Or maybe the President could take down their sats, that help with their maps! Or interference with their internet’s, or put a high tax on their goods! Think these things would get their attention pretty quick and they would give Trump his time on Google without them interfering!

    • Boycotting would do it, as loss of advertisers will sink their ‘ship’. The question is, are Americans willing to sacrifice anything for their freedoms in the election process? . So many Americans I speak to could care less and my research shows the following 1) Many are ignorant of history and history of governments 2) they do not believe that they can lose their freedom since they have always had it and 3) some do not care as long as they have their comforts and entertainment. That means we are at a critical point in history and if we do not “wake up” figuratively speaking , we will wake up literally to another form of government.

    • Unfortunately, that would be virtually ALL affordable devices for lower income folks. Apple phones’ & computers’ prices are outrageously expensive! And it’s becoming virtually impossible to deal with Federal agencies, such as SSA, VA, etc without internet access, to some extent.

    • I am with you on that. We need to start immediately with one day, call it Black Wednesday and do not use social media over all the nation. If that doesn’t get their attention then expand it to a week!

  6. Somebody needs to come up with another social media outlet that allows everyone a chance to express their beliefs and opinions not just the left side. It’s time to take down the liberals from being the only voice heard.

  7. You should be responsible for what you say so I will give you the chance to prove that you are not a liar: name one of all of those lies. If you can’t you are nothing but a parrot repeating words without actually checking them out. It should be easy if, as you say, he lies all the time.

  8. If you really want to understand what is going on in our government (our Country), I urge (even beg) you to read Andrew Breibart’s book called “Righteous Indignation” or at least watch Glenn Beck’s recent video called “The Democrat Hydra” on YouTube. Glenn’s video provides factual documents and text messages obtained through the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA) and not conspiracy theory. If you agree Glenn’s information is correct, you can do your part like I am by spreading it around. Yes, I keep posting this in hopes to reach new readers. We need to do something, not just talk about it. This is a well organized strategy and there is proof if you are willing to research it.

    • I began asking for documents under the FOIA over 30 years ago. There are documents even from Kennedy’s day like “Freedom from war” that spelled out conspiracy and disaster for our country. This is no ‘theory’, this is history repeating itself. Anyone who studies history or political science should know this. Recently, the former retired head of the CIA twittered thanks to the “Deep State” in the State Dept for their help in this impeachment coup against Trump. If you do not understand the problem with that, you are politically blind, deaf and dumb.

    • Better yet, read the UN Agendas 21, 2030, and the books of Daniel, Ezekiel, Isaiah, and Revelation at least (the whole collection of prophets would be better). Also dig into the Freemasons, Jesuits & banking houses, especially Rothschild’s over the past 500 yrs. That will give you a full understanding of the plan, and it’s author!

    • Here Here to All of you! President Trump will set us free! However, it is up to us, the Sovereign, to keep America free which means we have to pick honest, loyal, and courageous people to work in our government. We need God back in our schools, government and so forth, and we borders, and we need to take care of our soldiers and children. You all know what I’m saying. It’s all up to us now to fix our country, and those who choose not to we make leave. Thanks.

  9. Watch what happens to the tech companies after the election in 2020. The entire FAKE NEWS MEDIA, THE SEARCH COMPANIES, AND THE DEMONCRATS WILL BE DOWN ON THEIR KNEES PULLING A KAMALA HARRIS,

  10. Since you are not a honest company i will go do my research some where else and i will vote for the best and you will regret if he loose and you will be stock with a bunch of liar cheater but its going to be to late all they did was a witch hunter and will never use you tube and google you are has bad then the democrats

    • Connie, you better do your research for yourself and obtain source documents. That is what I and many others have done. I also took political science courses and spent years studying history of governments. These tech giants and media giants are censoring out President Trump because of what he is fighting for. If you do not choose the candidate that is fighting to maintain a free sovereign nation and uphold the laws of our Constitutional Republic, which is what he is doing, then you along with others will be responsible for the loss of freedom in our country.

  11. Google needs to stay the Hell out of Trump’s business. I’m removing all Google from my computers and so are many others.

  12. Westernfan – regarding Google’s and Facebook’s first amendment obligations, they represent themselves as being platforms accessible to all rather than as publishers. Publishers (e.g., The NY Times, The Washington Post, etc.) have editorial freedom/control, so they’re legally free from any kind of fairness obligation. As Platforms, though, big tech companies do not have the same editorial freedom as the Publishers do. The problem currently is that they want it both ways – they want to claim they are Publishers but have the ediftorial freedom of Platforms.

  13. No crimes especially at this magnitude will go unanswered. The left and far left will will fall into the hole they are digging for others. Its just a matter of time.

  14. Sounds like a nice LAWSUIT would do POTUS Trump NICELY. This discrimination against Trump by ANY network or media needs to stop and needs to stop N O W!

  15. The American people are crying out, “When will the Justice (or “Just Us” liberals) dept. act and do something about this gross violation of the right to Free Speech of the President and his campaign?

    Not to mention the violation of the right of every American to hear everything said to them and make up THEIR OWN MINDS!!

    BILL BARR CERTAINLY HAS A FULL PLATE DEALING WITH THE CORRUPTION LEFT BEHIND IN OUR GOVERNMENT BY THE PREVIOUS MUSLIM ADMINISTRATION.

    • This is pathetic! Social media platforms should be impartial and non bias. I might add……UNAMERICAN!

  16. Papa ron
    Some people warned about the potential damage super Corps ie, Facebook, google, etc. are capable of and rapidly working to control the thinking of American people. AT&T was beginning to be the King of American corporations and control all telephonic and other electronic communication. Somehow, the then intelligent, and forward thinking members of Congress began a major effort to kill “Ma Bell”. And successfully broke the company into many smaller and non-affiliated companies capable of competing in that market. WHEW, a clear breath of relief for America.
    Now we are faced with a much, much, more dangerous group of Corporations set on a path of a new form of The USA. I fear for all future generations.
    Remember the Original film” 1984 “. ….. (Circa 1956). The majority of current citizens have never heard of the film. The main memorable theme of the Film was. … “.Big brother is watching”… think, google, Facebook, Alexa.
    We are now living that film. SCARY! SCARY! should make you tremble
    . or those of you who don’t, you should at least watch a trailer. The key thought and premise of the film was a prediction of the current America.

  17. what’s new with social media. if you are a democrap, libturd, socialist, lgbtq+ muslim you can spew all the hate, bigotry, racial bias, they want and get by with it but if you disagree with them they you’re accused of the very thing they’ve been saying. to bad there’s not other social media outlets then google, you tube and facebook.

    • Brighteon is out there, but is still very new and most people haven’t heard of it, yet. Hopefully in time it will grow as more people become aware. It was created to be a free platform for those who were being censored and/or treated unfairly on the leftist social media platforms, but is available [and free] to all who wish to post on it. Check it out.

  18. Leslie you are a unimformed ass, believing the dems lies and then spouting them as facts, you as well as your socialist friends should be jailed as you would be for passing false information in the commie country of your choice, but not here

  19. There all a bunch of crooked people and need to be dealt with in a harsh manner form our government. They jump on the wrong side to fast then they are to far gone to come back because they don’t have the brain power to think on their own. Just my thoughts. Sorry if I affend you but someone has to. Wake up.

  20. if you can run all the democrats garbage about what there doing whith this impeachement garbage you should run all of presdent run for office.non of th democrats running for office are good for our country because they are all sociolist.and want to tell us what to do like someone else did.

  21. Sue them for a minimum of One Trillion dollars each or what ever it takes to totally bankrupt them. Then file additional suits for each ad they turned down for the same amount bringing the total to 300 Trillion. Then if any are thrown out file a new one for a different violation. Liberals have been using that tactic for years now, if not for those amounts.

    • I agree sue the hell out of them bankrupt their ass Then I would like to see the government step in and break them up like they did with the telephone company years ago Republicans need to go hard and heavy after them

    • As private companies, neither Google or Youtube have any obligations with regards to the first amendment, and have total authority to decide what does or does not appear on their sites. On what grounds could they be sued?

  22. WELL clark kent seems to have just the right communist idea! I guess he’s WAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAY to manly or gutless to use a real name!! It’s a shame he must desecrate a great American hero like Superman in an imbecilic attempt to minimize the the serious intent of CENSORSHIP! BUT it is what leftest do best!

  23. Are you saying the 60 Minutes report is unfair and disruptive or that the practices of Google and YouTube as outlined in the report are Scandalous, unfair and disruptive? If the later totally agree. And short of not using these platforms which are near monopolist in Social Media, not much as they are officially private companies. Sad part is most of the media outlets have become very biased some openly so like Google and YouTube. Many of the YouTube conservative views have been migrating to Patreon and other sites which are not always free or highly publicized for general knowledge. You have to check one of the sites being demonetized to find the initial links or use non-Google search engines.

  24. Feel free to start your own internet site. If you don’t like Google or YouTube, don’t patronize them. There; I fixed it for you.

  25. This 60 Minutes’ report is scandalist, unfair and disruptive to the American ideals of equal opportunity and fair play. What can be done about it?

    • What do you expect from CBS. No different than NBC or ABC or CNN or MSNBC. What I think is amazing is that CBS even bothered to run the story at all, as left slanted as it was. The dummycrat controlled media normally wouldn’t say anything, hoping no one would find out about google or you tube.

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