Leaked emails reveal senior Google search engineer Blake Lemoine calling U.S. Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) a “violent thug” and a “terrorist” and supporting censorship of her over her political stances. The emails took place in the wake of a June 2018 op-ed for Fox News in which Rep. Blackburn called out Silicon Valley for bias against conservatives. “We certainly shouldn’t acquiesce to the theatrical demands of a legislator who makes political hay by intentionally reducing the safety of the people who she claims to protect,” said Lemoine. “I’m not big on negotiation with terrorists.” It ought to be clear by now that Southern California’s silicon tower intellectuals simply cannot help themselves from using the Internet as a bludgeon against conservatives and free speech.
Here’s more from Breitbart…
A senior software engineer at Google with responsibility for a key feature of Google’s search engine labeled Tennessee Senate candidate Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) a “violent thug” and a “terrorist,” who Google shouldn’t “negotiate” with, according to internal emails obtained by Breitbart News. The employee also defended the censorship of her campaign ads on social media.
The comments took place in an internal email discussion that began on June 19 this year. The topic of discussion was Rep. Blackburn’s Fox News op-ed of the same month, which urged Silicon Valley companies to address bias against conservatives on their platforms. Blackburn, who has herself been the target of social media censorship, has been a vocal critic of tech giants like Google, Facebook, and Twitter during her time in Congress.
The op-ed was not well received within the corridors of Silicon Valley power. One Google employee, a site reliability engineer, called Blackburn’s piece “hilarious” and said Republicans are becoming “tribalists focused on stirring up outrage to maintain power.”