Big Tech has been allowed to lead citizens around by the nose.
People are slowly beginning to catch on to the actions of tech oligarchs.
And Internal documents showed Jeff Bezos did one deeply corrupt thing at Amazon.
Amazon founder Jeff Bezos recently relinquished his title of world’s richest man to Tesla CEO Elon Musk.
But Bezos, who recently stepped down as CEO, has bigger problems then space exploration or his rivalry with Musk.
A recent report shows that Amazon mimicked competitors’ products, then “deboosted” rivals’ products in Amazon’s search results.
Reuters reported on the latest big – and likely criminal – case of Big Tech censorship:
“Amazon.com Inc has been repeatedly accused of knocking off products it sells on its website and of exploiting its vast trove of internal data to promote its own merchandise at the expense of other sellers. The company has denied the accusations. But thousands of pages of internal Amazon documents examined by Reuters – including emails, strategy papers and business plans – show the company ran a systematic campaign of creating knockoffs and manipulating search results to boost its own product lines in India, one of the company’s largest growth markets.”
Bezos and other billionaire tech barons clearly have the Big Government politicians in their back pockets despite claims charlatans like Elizabeth Warren about breaking up their companies.
Warren and other Democrats are making those threats to exert more control on tech moguls to make sure they’re playing ball with the Democrats.
And Bezos just loaded another arrow in Warren’s quiver.
“The documents reveal how Amazon’s private-brands team in India secretly exploited internal data from Amazon.in to copy products sold by other companies, and then offered them on its platform. The employees also stoked sales of Amazon private-brand products by rigging Amazon’s search results so that the company’s products would appear, as one 2016 strategy report for India put it, ‘in the first 2 or three … search results’ when customers were shopping on Amazon.com.”
One of the reasons that Big Tech giants have been able to get away with so much is the average person has no idea what an algorithm is.
Most people don’t even think about how Google and Amazon can manipulate what people see by rigging their search algorithms to return a particular result.
But people are beginning to catch on.
That’s why rival search engines to Google are slowly picking up steam, both to combat ideological algorithmic manipulation and to protect against Google’s aggressive data-mining.
Amazon has already been called out for banning certain books and advertisements to appease “woke” employees and outside activists.
If Amazon is caught engaging in noncompetitive practices, politicians won’t hesitate to drop the hammer on them.
Stay tuned to Unmuzzled News for any updates to this ongoing story.