White House Invites James O’Keefe to Social Media Summit on Heels of Veritas’ Google Exposé

(Washington, D.C.) – Project Veritas founder and CEO, James O’Keefe, has been invited to the White House’s Social Media Summit after Veritas published an investigative report showing political bias at Google.  The Social Media Summit will take place in Washington, D.C. on July 11, 2019.

“If legendary muckrakers like Lincoln Steffens and Ida Tarbell can work alongside Teddy Roosevelt to expose and reform Big Oil,” said James O’Keefe, “Project Veritas can be synergistic with the Trump administration to pull back the curtain surrounding Big Tech.”

Project Veritas recently released documents from a Google insider that show bias against conservatives.  In the first of four releases, Veritas obtained hidden camera footage of a Google executive, Jen Gennai, talking about the company’s plans to “…prevent the next Trump situation.

The Google executive also explained the importance of preserving the size of Google:

“Elizabeth Warren is saying we should break up Google. And like, I love her but she’s very misguided, like that will not make it better it will make it worse, because all these smaller companies who don’t have the same resources that we do will be charged with preventing the next Trump situation, it’s like a small company cannot do that.”

President Trump, Senator Ted Cruz, Congressman Dan Crenshaw, and other political leaders cited the Project Veritas Google report in hearings and in the media.  The investigation and supporting documents were mentioned in several Congressional hearings on Capitol Hill in June.

After Project Veritas published the Google expose, the video was removed from YouTube and Vimeo.  The full investigation and subsequent document releases can be viewed here:

The Google exposé was the third in a series of video investigations featuring insiders from Pinterest, Facebook, Google, and YouTube.  Each of them have stepped forward to help Project Veritas expose some of the largest companies in Silicon Valley.

New insiders in tech, government, media and education can reach out to Project Veritas at VeritasTips@protonmail.com.

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BLACKLISTED: LEAKED YOUTUBE DOC APPEARS TO SHOW ELECTION INTERFERENCE

 Blocked terms include “Abortion is murder”, “Repeal the 8th,” “Irish Catholic,” “Pro-life”
 Ireland’s 8th Amendment Protected The Right to Life of Unborn
UPDATE: Breitbart News obtained a response from YouTube: “… In the midst of the Irish referendum on abortion, our systems brought authoritative content to the top of our search results for abortion-related queries. This happened for both pro-choice and pro-life queries, there was no distinction.” 

(New York) Project Veritas has obtained a document from an insider at YouTube which appears to show the manipulation of political content in an Irish elections.

The document entitled, “youtube_controversial_query_blacklist,” seems to show a series of blacklisted terms by YouTube.  These terms include phrases that are directly related to the referendum that occurred in May of 2018 to repeal the 8th Amendment in Ireland.

The 8th Amendment, which was successfully repealed in May of 2018, was an amendment to the Irish Constitution that recognized the right to life of the unborn.

 

 

 

Said Project Veritas founder James O’Keefe:

“On Monday Project Veritas released a viral investigation that raised questions of Google’s interference in American elections.  This new document shows their subsidiary, YouTube, appeared to have attempted to influence elections in Ireland.”

These documents seem to corroborate Breitbart’s 2018 story that exposed YouTube’s black list.

The newly leaked document contradicts Google executive Jen Gennai’s public statement that:

“Google has repeatedly been clear that it works to be a trustworthy source of information, without regard to political viewpoint. In fact, Google has no notion of political ideology in its rankings.”

Project Veritas’ Google investigation has elicited responses from President Donald Trump and has been discussed in Senate and Congressional hearings.

Insiders can securely share their stories with Project Veritas at VeritasTips@protonmail.com.  Project Veritas seeks impactful stories from insiders in technology, government, media, and education.

Veritas Fights Back: Attorneys Send Letter to YouTube

We are fighting back.

YouTube, owned by Google, has removed our video news report of insider information that is critical of Google. Below is a letter we sent to YouTube demanding they restore our video.

Social media sites like YouTube, Facebook and Pinterest enjoy a protection from lawsuits regarding the content posted on their platform providing they do not censor the posts. YouTube is obviously censoring our news report under the guise of some unidentified privacy complaint. In other words they used one unidentified complaint to prevent the public from learning the information the Google insider courageously provided.

At the core of this issue is an undeniable fact: Big Tech is brazenly censoring investigative journalism with impunity.

Rep. Crenshaw Grills Google Executive Over LEAKED Email Published by Veritas

On June 26 2019, during a US Homeland Security Hearing, Texas Congressman Dan Crenshaw questioned Mr. Derek Slater, Google Global Director of Information Policy over revelations of a leaked email Project Veritas published yesterday. Said Rep. Crensaw:

“According to those emails, the emails say, given that Ben Shapiro, Jordan Peterson and Dennis Prager are Nazis, given that that’s a premise, what do we do about it?”

You can watch a video clip of the hearing here:

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A partial transcript of the hearing is available below:

Crenshaw:
From Texas for five minutes. Mr. Crenshaw. Thank you Mr Chairman and thank you for some of some of the thoughtful discussion on how you combat terrorism online and there’s where the debates to be had there. Um, and there’s, there’s good questions on whether some of this content provides education so that we know of the bad things out there or whether it’s radicalizing people. Those are hard. Those are hard discussions to have and I don’t know that we’re going to solve them today. But the problem is is that the testimony doesn’t stop there. The, the policies at your social media companies do not stop there. It doesn’t stop with the clear cut lines of terrorism and terrorist videos and terrorist propaganda. Unfortunately, that’s not exactly what we’re talking about. It goes much further than that. It goes down the slippery slope of what speech is appropriate for your platform and the vague standards that you employ in order to decide what is appropriate.

Crenshaw:
And this is especially concerning given the recent news and the recent leaked emails from Google, they show that labeling mainstream conservative media as Nazis is a premise upon which you operate. It’s not even a question. According to those emails, the emails say, given that Ben Shapiro, Jordan Peterson and Dennis Prager are Nazis, given that that’s a premise, what do we do about it? Two of three of these people are Jewish, very religious Jews. And yet you think there are Nazis. It begs the question, what kind of education people at Google have to, they think that religious Jews are Nazis. Three of three of these people had family members killed the Holocaust, Ben Shapiro’s is the number one target of the alt right. And yet you people operate off the premise that he’s a Nazi. It’s a pretty disturbing and it gets to the question, do you believe in hate speech? How do you define that or do you, can you give me a quick definition right now? Is it written down somewhere? Google, can you give me a definition of hate speech?

Google:
Yes. So hate speech again, as updated in our guidelines now extends to, uh, uh, superiority over protected groups to justify discrimination, violence, and so on based on, uh, a number of defining characteristics, whether that’s a race, sexual orientation, veterans.

Crenshaw:
Do you have an example of Ben Shapiro or Jordan Peterson, Dennis Prager engaging in hate speech. Give one example off the top of your head.

Google:
So, congressman, we evaluate individual piece of content based on that content rather than based on the speaker.

Crenshaw:
Okay, let’s, let’s get to the next question. Do you believe speech can be violence? All right, though there’s, there’s not, not can you incite violence that is very clearly not protected, but can speech just be violence. Do you believe that speech that isn’t specifically calling for violence can be labeled violence and therefore harmful to people? Is that possible?

Google:
Congressman, I’m not sure I fully understand the distinction you’re drawing. Certainly, again, incitement to violence or things that aren’t urgent, dangerous behavior. Those are things that would be against our policies.

Crenshaw:
Here’s, here’s, here’s the thing. When you call somebody a Nazi or you can make the argument that you’re inciting violence and here’s how, as a country, we all agree that Nazis are bad. We actually invaded an entire continent to defeat the Nazis. It’s normal to say Hashtag punch a Nazi because there’s this common thread among this in this country that they’re bad and that there yeah, evil and that they should be destroyed. So when you’re operating off of that premise and it’s frankly, it’s a, it’s a good premise to operate on. Well, what you’re implying then is that it’s okay to use violence against them when you label them, when one of the most powerful social media companies in the world labels people as Nazis, you could make the argument that’s inciting violence. What you’re doing is wholly irresponsible. It doesn’t stop there. Well, a couple of years ago it was also made clear that you fact check system is blatantly targeted conservative newspapers. Do you have any comments on that? Are you aware of the story? I’m talking, about?

Google:
I’m not familiar with necessarily the specific story, congressman. I am aware that from all political viewpoints, we sometimes get questions of this sore. I can say that our fact check labels generally are done algorithmically based on a mark up and follow up on our policies

Crenshaw:
for the, for the record, they specifically target conservative news media and often times they don’t even, they have a fact check on there that doesn’t even reference the actual article. But Google makes sure that it’s right next to it. So as to make people understand that that one is questionable even though when you actually read through and it has nothing to do with it. Um, you know, a few days ago and this goes to Miss Bikert, uh, one of my constituents posted photos on Facebook of Republican women, daring to say that there are women for Trump. Facebook took down that post right away with no explanation. Is there any explanation for that?

Bickert:
Without seeing it,It’s hard for me to apply and that doesn’t violate our policies, but I’m happy to follow up on this specific example with you.

Crenshaw:
Thank you. Listen here, here’s what it comes down to. If we don’t share the values of free speech, I’m not sure where we go from here. You know, this practice of silencing millions and millions of people, it will create wounds and divisions in this country that we can not heal from. This is extremely worrisome. You’ve created amazing and platforms. We can do amazing things with what, what these companies have created, but if we continue down this path, it’ll tear us apart. You do not have a constitutional obligation to enforce the First Amendment, but I would say that you absolutely have an obligation to enforce American values, and the first amendment is an underpinning of American values that we should be protecting until the day we die. Thank you, and thank you for indulging me, Mister chairman. Thank you.

Pinterest Insider Joins Project Veritas

Insider Eric Cochran

James O’Keefe and Pinterest Insider Eric Cochran

(New York) – Former Pinterest insider, Eric Cochran, has joined Project Veritas to support its efforts in recruiting insiders in technology, media, government, and education.  In his role with Project Veritas, Cochran will help manage Veritas’ nationwide network of sources and recruit new insiders.

Project Veritas founder James O’Keefe, said:

“I am excited to have Eric working with us to encourage more people to blow the whistle on corruption, fraud, and abuse.  With his experience in outing injustice in Big Tech, he will be an invaluable resource in assuring the trust of future Veritas insiders.  Eric is an inspiration and I am proud that he will work with Project Veritas to inspire others to come forward.”

Cochran explained why he choose to join Veritas after he was fired from his job at Pinterest for leaking documents to Project Veritas:

“I’ve decided to work with Project Veritas because I want to continue to make a positive impact in our country and culture.  Insiders will play a major role in exposing the injustices of our world and they’ll help hold the most powerful Big Tech and other organizations accountable for their actions.  I am looking forward to emboldening more insiders to speak the truth.”

Since the beginning of its Be Brave campaign, Project Veritas has released four investigations featuring insiders:

Cochran is the second tech insider who has joined Project Veritas following a termination by their employer.  Other insiders can securely contact Project Veritas at VeritasTips@Protonmail.com.

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LEAK: New Google RESIST Doc Shows “Internal Beginner’s Guide To Protesting,” “Resist@Google”

 Newly leaked doc shows coordination of protest through internal “Resist@Google.com” group
 Suggested signs include, “Resist,” “No Ban No Wall,” “#NoMuslimBan #No Wall”
 EXAMPLE CHANT: “From Palestine to Mexico, All the walls have got to go”

The full document can be accessed HERE.

(New York) — Project Veritas has obtained a document from an insider at Google which appears to show internal suggestions of how to protest political events.

Said Project Veritas founder James O’Keefe:

“This document leak is the fourth in a series of leaks from inside Google and their subsidiary, YouTube.  This new document appears to show internal coordination of political protests which contradicts Google’s public statements that they are politically neutral.  More tech insiders are coming forward and we will continue to work with them to expose the secrets of Silicon Valley.”

(Do you work in Big Tech? Project Veritas would love to hear from you.)

The document, labeled “The Beginner’s Guide to Protesting (#GooglersUnite)”, states it was created to:

“assemble best practices and ensure that everyone feels comfortable and pumped about Resist@Google.com marches/protests.”

The document includes politically-charged “Example Chants”:

In the section titled the “Do’s and Don’ts”, the document tells readers that they should not “feel obligated to stop at crosswalks” and that the “point is to disrupt.”

The full document can be accessed HERE.

Google executive Jen Gennai’s said in response the first of four Project Veritas Google reports:

“Google has repeatedly been clear that it works to be a trustworthy source of information, without regard to political viewpoint. In fact, Google has no notion of political ideology in its rankings.”

More insiders can securely share their stories with Project Veritas at VeritasTips@protonmail.com.  Project Veritas seeks impactful stories from insiders in technology, government, media, and education.

(Do you work in Big Tech? Project Veritas would love to hear from you.)
Document Below:

LEAK: Googlers Petition “to end Google’s business with Breitbart,” One Thousand Employees Co-Signed

Over 1,000 Google Employees Co-Signed Letter to Target Breitbart as “prohibited content”
Letter: “Dear Sundar…” Googlers Ask For “Removal of Breitbart.com from AdSense” and “Blocking of all Google-served ads on Breitbart.com”
Google Employees Proactively Review Breitbart.com Against “hate policies”
Insider at Google Discusses Documents in Video Interview

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(San Francisco) Project Veritas has received and published documents from an insider at Google. The documents show Google employees discussing a letter asking Google leadership “to end Google’s business relationship with Breitbart.”  This is the fifth release in a series of document releases from insiders at Google.

According to the documents, the letter was co-signed by over one thousand Google employees. Breitbart News has published similar materials which reportedly show a group at Google “sought to strike at Breitbart News’ revenue by kicking the site off Google’s market-dominating ad services.”

(Do you work in Big Tech? Project Veritas would love to hear from you.)

Said Project Veritas founder James O’Keefe:

“Google basically says they are impartial publishers of content and therefore are not liable for any content they publish. But these documents show that they are anything but impartial.” 

One of the documents Project Veritas has published shows an internal Google email:

“… I’m sure most of you are aware of the extreme sexism that articles and comments on Breitbart disseminate. For this and many other reasons, my colleagues and I have drafted an internal letter to leadership asking them to end Google’s business relationship with Breitbart and enforce AdSense policies on prohibited content.

Please consider. And if you do agree, please ask others to sign. Our goal is to send the letter to company leadership tomorrow for their consideration. So far, 1186 Googlers have co-signed the letter…”

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Another document Project Veritas has published shows a Google email that reads:

“Anyone want to hold their nose and look through Breitbart.com for hate spe[e]ch?”

In that same document, another Googler wrote:

“… When sufficient violations have been found we’ll take action at the site level.”

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The petition, titled “It’s Time to Remove Breitbart from AdSense,” is addressed to Google CEO Sundar Pichai. A portion of it reads:

“… Concerned Googlers have come together to ask for the: 1. Removal of Breitbart.com from AdSense 2. Blocking of all Google-served ads on Breitbart.com…”

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Said Breitbart New’s Alex Marlow in response to a request for comment on this story:

“This is more confirmation that Google is staffed by many left-wing activists with a totalitarian, un-American desire to silence, defund, and de-platform those with whom they politically disagree,”

A Google insider explained to Project Veritas that the documents show a Google effort to damage Breitbart News for political reasons:

“They are unhappy with the election and they are unhappy with the narratives that are being put out there that contradict the mainstream media’s narrative.”

James O’Keefe will attend the Social Media Summit at the White House this week and plans to discuss Project Veritas’ recent insider Google reports.

Project Veritas intends to continue investigating abuses in big tech companies and encourages more Silicon Valley insiders to share their stories through their Be Brave campaign.

 (Big tech insiders can reach out to Project Veritas here to help expose similar newsworthy wrongdoing.)

President Trump Thanks Project Veritas Tech Investigations at White House Social Media Summit

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On July 11th, 2019, during the Social Media Summit at the White House, President Trump thanked James O’Keefe and Project Veritas for investigating big tech companies. Below is a transcript of the remarks President Trump made:

“We have censorship like nobody has any understanding or nobody can believe. When you see the Google executives, together, and one of their executives decides to… there he is, stand up please! How good… what a great job. Somebody said he’s controversial. He’s not controversial, he’s truthful. He’s truthful. That was a great job. That was one of many. Thank you very much.”

“I’ve watched some of these scenes that have been taped and got through talented people by the way, that have gotten to the public where you see the hatred about our party about our people about our voice. And you see, that’s the collusion.”

“They were totally against me… We didn’t know how far its gets until we, until we had certain of our friends and geniuses that broke into board rooms, you know, got them right in the middle of a meeting. That was incredible, what a service you do, okay? You don’t get credit for it, you should get credit for it.”     

Project Veritas Sends Google Letters to Congress

Project Veritas sent a letter to several Members of Congress informing them about Project Veritas’ investigation of Google that raises some concerns regarding Google’s possible improper intervention in Federal elections which may violate laws like the Federal Election Campaign Act (FECA).

The letter is a follow up to Project Veritas’ latest investigative report which includes undercover video of Google officials, leaked internal Google documents and emails, and statements provided by a Google insider.

We sent versions of the letter to several members of Congress:

  • Senator Ted Cruz
  • Rep. Louis Gohmert
  • Senator Elizabeth Warren
  • Senator Mike Lee
  • Senator Josh Hawley
  • Senator Richard Blumenthal
  • Senator Ed Markey
  • Rep. David Cicilline
  • Rep. Steve King
  • Rep. Jim Jordan
  • Senator Mark Warner
Read the letter we sent to Senator Ted Cruz below:

 

Project Veritas Re-Uploads Google Exposé Taken Down By YouTube Ahead of White House Social Media Summit

 Insider Blows Whistle & Exec Reveals Google Plan to Prevent “Trump situation” in 2020 on Hidden Cam
 Google “is bent on never letting somebody like Donald Trump come to power again.”
 Google Exec Says Don’t Break Us Up: “smaller companies don’t have the resources” to “prevent next Trump situation”
 Insider Says PragerU Content Suppressed, Targeted As “Right-Wing”
 LEAKED Documents Highlight “Machine Learning Fairness” and Google’s Practices to Make Search Results “fair and equitable”
Trump Supporters “do not agree with our definition of fairness.”
Original Video Link And Documents: https://www.projectveritas.com/2019/06/24/insider-blows-whistle-exec-reveals-google-plan-to-prevent-trump-situation-in-2020-on-hidden-cam
View the video on YouTube here.

(Washington, D.C.) — Hours before attending the Social Media Summit at the White House, Project Veritas has re-released a report on Google which includes undercover video, leaked documents, and testimony from a Google insider.  The report shows a Google executive discussing Google’s plans for the 2020 elections, making reference to “prevent[ing]” the next “Trump situation.”

Project Veritas founder and CEO James O’Keefe was invited to the Social Media Summit at the White House shortly after the initial release of the report. President Trump reacted to the video during an interview with FOX Business host Maria Bartiromo, saying,

“They should be sued. What’s happening with the bias, and now you see it with that executive yesterday from Google the hatred for Republicans.”

O’Keefe accepted the invitation and released a statement:

“If legendary muckrakers like Lincoln Steffens and Ida Tarbell can work alongside Teddy Roosevelt to expose and reform Big Oil — Project Veritas can be synergistic with the Trump administration to pull back the curtain surrounding Big Tech.”

The report includes undercover footage of longtime Google employee and Head of Responsible Innovation, Jen Gennai saying:

“We all got screwed over in 2016, again it wasn’t just us, it was, the people got screwed over, the news media got screwed over, like, everybody got screwed over so we’re rapidly been like, happened there and how do we prevent it from happening again.”

“We’re also training our algorithms, like, if 2016 happened again, would we have, would the outcome be different?”

Gennai is the head of “Responsible Innovation” for Google, and works on artificial intelligence (A.I.) projects.  In the video, Gennai says “break[ing] up Google” would be a bad thing for political reasons:

“Elizabeth Warren is saying we should break up Google. And like, I love her but she’s very misguided, like that will not make it better it will make it worse, because all these smaller companies who don’t have the same resources that we do will be charged with preventing the next Trump situation, it’s like a small company cannot do that.”

Using Artificial Intelligence For A “fair and equitable” State

Google Exposed

According to a Google insider, “Machine Learning Fairness” is one of the many tools Google uses to promote a political agenda.  Documents leaked by a Google informant elaborate on Machine Learning Fairness and the “algorithmic unfairness” that AI product intervention aims to solve. The document partially reads:

“… it may be desirable to consider how we might help society reach a more fair and equitable state, via either product intervention or broader corporate social responsibility efforts.”

Gennai independently confirmed that a Google A.I. projects works towards “fairness:”

“The reason we launched our A.I. principles is because people were not putting that line in the sand, that they were not saying what’s fair and what’s equitable so we’re like, well we are a big company, we’re going to say it.” – Jen Gennai, Head Of Responsible Innovation, Google

Anti-Conservative Bias

Another internal Google document Project Veritas published shows Google employees calling conservative commentators “nazis:”

“…if we understand that PragerU, Jordan Peterson, Ben Shapiro et al are nazis using the dog whistles… I don’t think correctly identifying far-right content is beyond our capabilities. But if it is, why not go with Meredith’s suggestion of disabling the suggestion feature?”

Document recreated by Project Veritas for clarity. The original can be viewed by clicking on this image.

Other internal Google documents Project Veritas received show aspects of Google’s News products. Gennai explains that “conservative sources” and “credible sources” don’t always coincide according to Google’s editorial practices.

“We have gotten accusations of around fairness is that we’re unfair to conservatives because we’re choosing what we find as credible news sources and those sources don’t necessarily overlap with conservative sources …”

The insider shed additional light on how YouTube demotes content from commentators like talk-show host Dave Rubin and independent journalist Tim Pool:

“What YouTube did is they changed the results of the recommendation engine. And so what the recommendation engine is it tries to do, is it tries to say, well, if you like A, then you’re probably going to like B. So content that is similar to Dave Rubin or Tim Pool, instead of listing Dave Rubin or Tim Pool as people that you might like, what they’re doing is that they’re trying to suggest different, different news outlets, for example, like CNN, or MSNBC, or these left leaning political outlets.”

Project Veritas has published a series of internal Google documents and intends to continue investigating abuses in big tech companies. Silicon Valley insiders can share their stories with Project Veritas through their Be Brave campaign.

Other insider investigations can be viewed here:

 (Big tech insiders can reach out to Project Veritas here to help expose similar newsworthy wrongdoing.)