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Leaders in Washington and Silicon Valley view Joe Rogan as a threat because he exposes, not their flaws, but their intentions. The latter is of far greater consequence than the former.
In last week’s JRE episode with former New York Times writer Alex Berenson, Rogan claimed that Google’s search engine purposely hid information about “vaccine-related deaths.”
As follows, via The Blaze :
“It’s one of the reasons I stopped using Google to search things, too,” Rogan said. “They’re doing something to curate information. Where, like, if I wanted to find specific cases about people who died from vaccine-related injuries, I had to go to DuckDuckGo. I wasn’t finding them on Google. And I’m like, ‘OK, well this is crazy.’ Like, ‘You guys are hiding information.’
“I’m looking for very specific people and very specific cases, and I’m getting CDC websites, and I’m getting articles on the disinformation attached to vaccines, and vaccines being safe and effective, which for the most part they are — just like peanuts are safe and effective for the most part, you know?”
Google has not responded to Rogan’s claim.
Now, Google’s algorithm does differ from, say, DuckDuckGo’s. After the 2020 election, research found — you guessed it — Google had a clear political bias.
According to Dr. Robert Epstein, a research psychologist, Google’s search results during the weeks and months before the election were “strongly biased in favor of Democrats.”
“The bias was being shown to pretty much every demographic,” Epstein told Tucker Carlson in November. “This includes conservatives. Conservatives got more liberal bias in their search results than liberals.
“We found a period of days where the vote reminder on Google’s homepage was being sent only to liberals,” Epstein adds. “Not one of our conservative field agents received the vote reminder.”
So while Rogan’s claims are unproven, it’s hard to deny that Google arbitrarily interferes with what its users see. Thus, no one should give Google the benefit of the doubt, whether it’s on alleged vaccine-related deaths or opinion articles.
Rogan is almost entirely out on Google. Last year, he took his full-length episodes from YouTube to Spotify. Afterwards, Rogan endorsed the Brave web browser, a privacy-focused alternative response to Google Chrome.
Also, type “Joe Rogan” into Google. The results are far from flattering.