“Google came under fire earlier this year for allegedly altering search results to paint Hillary Clinton in a more favorable light than Donald Trump. Schmidt stated at the time that Google did not pick sides in the presidential race,” Schoffstall reports. “‘We have not taken a position on the American election and nor do I expect us to,’ Schmidt said at the time.”
MacDailyNews Take: So believable.
“Despite this assurance, Schmidt provided funding to a tech startup called The Groundwork, one of the Clinton campaign’s biggest vendors,” Schoffstall reports.
“Following WikiLeaks’ release of hacked emails from the Clinton campaign,” Schoffstall reports, “The Washington Free Beacon discovered that Schmidt was doing more than funding a Clinton campaign vendor—he was working with the campaign on its technology strategy.”
“The revelation was contained in a memo sent by Robby Mook, Clinton’s campaign manager, to Cheryl Mills, David Plouffe, and John Podesta on Oct. 26, 2014,” Schoffstall reports. “The memo’s author was Teddy Goff, Clinton’s former chief digital strategist.”
“It was addressed to Clinton,” Schoffstall reports. “Goff boasted about the work Schmidt was doing, saying it would easily eclipse the technology operation of any Clinton opponent.”
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MacDailyNews Take: Great work, as usual, Eric.
Eric Schmidt makes eels look dry.
As we’ve previously written of The Groundwork: “It’s very, uh… interesting how they compile a comprehensive record of each voter’s Facebook pages liked, volunteer contacts, events attended, money donated, etc. and assign them a score based on how strongly they support the candidate. If you think you’re not being watched online, you’re not thinking.”
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