Donald Trump directs a lot of his criticisms towards the mainstream media, and he’s certainly right to do so. That said, another element of the media is even more biased against him, if such a thing is possible. It is also more powerful than traditional newspapers and television.
The internet giants of Silicon Valley are pulling out all the stops to get Hillary Clinton elected — or, more accurately, to defeat Trump. By now, Facebook has been forced to acknowledge that it has been manipulating its “breaking news” feed, and Twitter has been hiding pro-Trump tweets.
After a personal experience with just this kind of censorship, Liz Crokin at the Observer wrote a lengthy investigation of how “tech companies” like “Apple, Twitter, Google, and Instagram” are colluding to “defeat Trump”:
Over the past year, Apple twice refused to publish a satirical Clinton Emailgate game, “Capitol HillAwry,” claiming it was “offensive” and “mean spirited” even though the game’s developer, John Matze, cited in communications with Apple that the game fits the standards of Apple’s own satire policy. Apple has, however, approved dozens of games poking fun at Donald Trump—including a game called “Dump Trump,” which depicts the GOP nominee as a giant turd. (…)
Apple isn’t the only corporation doing Clinton’s bidding. Wikileaks founder Julian Assange said Clinton made a deal with Google and that the tech giant is “directly engaged” in her campaign. (…)
For example, when you type “Hillary Clinton cri” into other engines like Yahoo! or Bing, the most popular autofills are “Hillary Clinton criminal charges” but in Google it’s “Hillary Clinton crime reform.”
These are just a few examples from an article that’s going viral, and with good reason. This sort of original reporting isn’t seen very often anymore. If the media establishment wasn’t so biased, Crokin would win an award.