(August 19, 2015) Americas next president could be eased into office not just by TV ads or speeches, but by Googles secret decisions, and no oneexcept for me and perhaps a few other obscure researcherswould know how this was accomplished.
Research I have been directing in recent years suggests that Google, Inc., has amassed far more power to control electionsindeed, to control a wide variety of opinions and beliefsthan any company in history has ever had.
Googles search algorithm can easily shift the voting preferences of undecided voters by 20 percent or moreup to 80 percent in some demographic groupswith virtually no one knowing they are being manipulated, according to experiments I conducted recently with Ronald E. Robertson.
Given that many elections are won by small margins, this gives Google the power, right now, to flip upwards of 25 percent of the national elections worldwide. In the United States, half of our presidential elections have been won by margins under 7.