Internal discussions from Google indicate that the search giant is “manually” curating blacklists of search terms – including Rep. Maxine Waters, anti-gun activist David Hogg, and abortion – on YouTube and other services.
The conservative news site Breitbart says it obtained an internal discussion thread from a Google employee showing the existence of a blacklist, as well as a partial list of blacklisted terms from another source within the company.
“We have tons of white- and blacklists that humans manually curate,” Breitbart quoted one Google employee. “Hopefully this isn’t surprising or particularly controversial.”
One of the posts in the discussion mentions that “Maxine Waters” was added to the blacklist after one Google employee complained the top search results on YouTube about the controversial Democrat congresswoman from California was “very low quality.”
Breitbart says they obtained a partial screenshot