A new video leaked exclusively to Breitbart News Wednesday shows high-ranking Google executives plotting to use their tech resources to thwart the Trump agenda during an hour-long weekly rap session.
The video, recorded during a 2016 “all hands” meeting at Google’s headquarters, features co-founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin, Vice Presidents Kent Walker and Eileen Naughton, CFO Ruth Porat, and CEO Sundar Pichai.
At one point in the recording, Porat breaks down into tears and vows to “use the great strength and resources and reach we have to continue to advance really important values.”
Naughton, meanwhile, assures Google employees in the audience that the company’s policy team in the nation’s capitol is “all over” the immigration issue and will continue to “keep a close watch on it,” later discussing options with employees who wish to leave the country.
Brin, one of the company’s co-founders, states that “most people here are pretty upset and pretty sad,” saying she was “deeply offended” by President Donald Trump’s election, and adding that Trump’s agenda “conflicts with many of [Google’s] values.”
“Fear, not just in the United States, but around the world is fueling concerns, xenophobia, hatred, and a desire for answers that may or may not be there,” Walker says at one point during the meeting.
Center of the American Experiment President John Hinderaker addressed the content of the video shortly after its release, writing at Power Line that “all of the speakers express grief over Donald Trump’s election.”
“All of the speakers assume that every Google employee is a Democrat and is stunned and horrified that Hillary Clinton—the worst and most corrupt presidential candidate in modern history—lost. There is much discussion about what Google can do to reverse the benighted world-wide tide exemplified by Brexit and Trump election,” Hinderaker writes.
After its publication, Google released a statement in response to the video, claiming 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.”
“At a regularly scheduled all hands meeting, some Google employees and executives expressed their own personal views in the aftermath of a long and divisive election season,” the statement continues. “For over 20 years, everyone at Google has been able to freely express their opinions at these meetings.”
Trump Campaign Manager Brad Parscale demanded that Google “explain why this isn’t a threat to the Republic.
“Google believes they can shape your search results and videos to make you ‘have their values,’” he tweeted. “Only Google could make Facebook look like the good guys. Mark should send them a gift.”
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