Reports on new leaked documents from Google show a new policy the tech giant is adopting called the “respectful code.” This mix of algorithm and personnel monitoring will seek out newly-deemed politically incorrect terms and eliminate them. The target is apparently not just to eliminate unwanted language from internal Google systems but from public searches as well. This new policy of fighting “disrespectful terminology” will be Google’s way to fight hatred, intolerance, and bigotry in society.
One problem, however, is the chaos that will ensue from such subjective power being given to Google employees. One of the specifically targeted phrases in the leaked Google documents is that of “master” and “slave.” One might interpret that to historically mean the ownership of another person, but any technology worker will quickly say it’s as common a phrase in the tech field as “male” and “female” are to describe a type of cable connection. A “master/slave” connection is a model of communication where one device or process has control over one or more other devices. Eliminating such a phrase from the coding of a technology company is almost as ridiculous as insisting scientists recognize more than two biological sexes exist!
This is yet another push from Big Tech proving that they don’t want to be a platform or utility — they want to be the conscience of every individual in our society. It’s high time more Americans realize that Google doesn’t promote free speech, they are out to define and control speech.
At the very least, it’s time for some serious investigations into the size and scope of control that these organizations have over our ability to communicate and the ability of our society to operate free from censorship based on political opinion. Google, Facebook, and other Tech Giants are quickly positioning themselves to become the enforcement agencies of the statist left.
It’s time for Americans to stand up to digital tyranny against the First Amendment before it’s too late. We the People must demand action and accountability to defend our rights.