'An embarrassing new leak shows Google employees discussing disabling features for YouTube creators they describe as ‘Nazis,’ even as the company denied allegations of political bias based on earlier leaked documents.
In an email published on Tuesday by the conservative watchdog Project Veritas, one member of the Google transparency and ethics team, identified only as Liam, tells others that Prager University, Jordan Peterson and Ben Shapiro are “Nazis using the dog whistles you mention.”
BREAKING: LEAKED @Google doc from 'transparency-and-ethics group' calls @benshapiro, @prageru, @jordanbpeterson "nazis using the dogwhistles" and recommends the disabling of the "suggestions" feature. FULL ARTICLE: https://t.co/oIdcykyWTk pic.twitter.com/MyC2cOthue
— James O'Keefe (@JamesOKeefeIII) June 25, 2019
Those named in the email reacted swiftly and with umbrage at being described as Nazis. Prager University pointed out that their founder is Jewish and has spoken against “anti-Semitism, the Holocaust, Hitler, etc.” So did Shapiro, tweeting that he “militantly hate[s] white supremacy.”
Dennis Prager is a Jew.
Ben Shapiro is a Jew.
Both have spoken extensively against anti-Semitism, the Holocaust, Hitler, etc.
Yet a Google employee claims they are Nazis in order to justify suppressing conservative content?
Nice try, @Google. ?
— PragerU (@prageru) June 25, 2019
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