The Sun reports:
Zachary Vorhies, a senior software engineer who worked for the web giant for eight years, reportedly leaked hundreds of documents including one called “news black list site for Google Now”.
He claims it shows a list of web pages Google restricts, including Conservative websites such as The National Enquirer, Infowars and Media Matters.
The former Google employee spoke to Project Veritas, a non-profit organisation that claims to expose corruption, after he was allegedly approached by police in San Francisco, California.
Mr Vorhies alleges Google called police on him to perform a “wellness check” after he supposedly leaked the files.
He also told the non-profit he has added a “dead man’s switch”, which will activate the files in the event he was “killed or assassinated”.
Mr Vorhies said the firm’s actions are “hypocritical at the least and it’s perjury at the worst” after the CEO Sundar Pichai testified in front of Congress last year to say Google was not biased.
He told the organisation: “This particular black list is showing which news sites aren’t going to show up underneath the search bar when people are searching on their Android phone.
“And they are telling people that they don’t have any blacklists, they don’t have any political ideology, they don’t have any political bias but it’s really clear that they do.
“If Google wants to have political bias and if they wanna say they have political bias that is their right as a company.
Here’s the list of 400+ blacklisted websites.
I can’t say I am happy to appear on it.
If this list is what Vorhies claims it is, then we should all be really disturbed by this.