Brin said most people at the meeting were upset and saddened by an election outcome that indicated many people in the USA don't share the values of those at Google when it came to immigrants, minorities, women, and the world being left to children. "And I know many of you do, too".
"There may be a mode of dread inner Google". The billionaire added that the results "conflict with many of our values" and it revealed how "so many people apparently don't share the values that we have".
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Google has denied that a leaked video showing its co-founder and chairman expressing his disappointment that Donald Trump had been elected as USA president suggested that there was any political bias built into its products. Facebook's Sheryl Sandberg and Twitter's Jack Dorsey attended the session, and a seat for a Google executive was theatrically left empty next to them.
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A Google spokesman said that while the Google employees and executives "expressed their own personal views in the aftermath of a long and divisive election season" and that "for over 20 years, everyone at Google has been able to freely express their opinions at these meetings".
"Nothing was said at that meeting, or any other meeting, to suggest that any political bias ever influences the way we build or operate our products", a spokesperson added. To the different, our products are built for each person, and we fabricate them with extraordinary care to be a sterling source of info for each person, without regard to political standpoint."That can also not be ample to persuade Trump, who closing month accused Google of political bias".
"Trump has called Google results "RIGGED", accused Twitter of "'SHADOW BANNING' prominent Republicans", and accused Google, Twitter and Facebook of trying to "silence" swaths of the country. He suggested that Google had shared Barack Obama's State of the Union addresses more times than it shared his, which Google has also denied.
The hour-long video, which offered a rare window into weekly all-hands meetings at the Silicon Valley Internet giant, comes as Google's political fortunes in Washington have dramatically shifted. The company offered to send Kent Walker, its senior vice president of global policy, to last week's Senate Intelligence Committee hearing.
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