Zach Vorhies blew the whistle on Google’s push to create “a clean and regularly sanitized news corpus.” As we talked about in the last episode of Leaving the Left for Liberty, Google decided to no longer reflect the world we live in, but rather promote the world as they want it to be. In this episode, we explore how Google’s page ranking is becoming a social credit score of sorts. We talk about how the lab leak theory for COVID-19 was mocked and suppressed for months, and now it’s seen as legitimate due to the overwhelming pride and hubris rearing its head over the pandemic, and the danger of power-hungry narcissism in big tech and parts of human nature.
How might this approach to immunize the internet relate to the trend of dehumanization in the war on science? Could Google start locking our files? And is surveillance capitalism inevitable?