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Hillary Clinton calls 2016 election bias study ‘debunked’; study’s author and former supporter calls her out

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August 21, 2019 (LifeSiteNews) – The prominent tech expert behind a major study on Google’s power to influence national elections is speaking out after failed presidential candidate Hillary Clinton claimed his work had been “debunked.”

On Monday, President Donald Trump tweeted about a study by Dr. Robert Epstein, a research psychologist with the American Institute for Behavioral Research and Technology who estimated that Google’s search results swung at least 2.6 million votes to Clinton in 2016 (potentially accounting for the Democrat nominee’s popular-vote margin of just under 2.9 million):

“I know this because I preserved more than 13,000 election-related searches conducted by a diverse group of Americans on Google, Bing, and Yahoo in the weeks leading up to the election, and Google search results ... were significantly biased in favor of Secretary Clinton in all 10 positions on the first page of search results in both blue states and red states,” Epstein told Congress in July.

The former First Lady, New York Senator, and Secretary of State fired back with a tweet claiming Epstein’s study has been “debunked”:

On Tuesday, Epstein – who personally supported Clinton in 2016 – responded to both politicians with a series of tweets arguing that while Trump’s comments were “slightly wrong” (he estimated Google influenced between 2.6 million and 10.4 million undecided voters, not 16 million), Clinton’s was “shameful.”

He noted that Clinton enjoyed substantial top-to-bottom support from Google…

...that his work is taken seriously in mainstream academia…

...and urged Clinton to heed the whistleblowers who’ve spoken out about partisan bias within Google:

Regarding Clinton’s claim that his study was based just on “21 undecided voters,” Epstein explained Wednesday to Glenn Beck, “What I actually captured and analyzed, which no one has ever done before, is I captured 13,207 election-related searches on Google, Bing, and Yahoo, and the 98,000 search results to which the search results linked … I was able to estimate that level of bias, how many votes could be shifted, and I know that from extensive experimental research which now has involved tens of thousands of participants, five national elections in four countries.”

Last week, Epstein told Breitbart News that a recent leak of more than 950 internal Google documents confirmed what he has been saying for years about Google maintaining blacklists of certain individuals, websites, and topics, and manual re-ranking of search results.

“It’s smoking gun proof that their leaders — including their CEO — have been lying under oath when they’re giving sworn testimony before Congress,” he said. “I’m like a kid in a candy store because I’ve been saying these things and writing about these things since 2012, and for years no one paid any attention to me.”

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