The Politics of Google
Gray’s appearance at the Google campus came in the midst of ongoing questions about the company’s sometimes controversial political positions. The company has come out very publicly in support of same-sex marriage and removed ads for certain crisis pregnancy centers from its Google Ads system. There have also been complaints that the entire search algorithm at Google is biased against showing web pages with a conservative flavour. Google’s parent company, Alphabet, held a shareholders’ meeting earlier this month, and the company’s directors were challenged on a perception that the company has an anti-conservative bias. In response, company directors claimed that they value “all kinds of ideas and diversity of every flavor”. The entire exchange at the shareholder’s meeting is available online, here.