“How do they determine hate speech, though? Like, it’s not really a concrete definition,” the undercover journalist asked.
“It’s human reviewed, right, by Trust and Safety,” Amaduzzi explained.
“So Trust and safety sets their own standards for hate speech,” the journalist asked, as the Google executive agreed.
Noting how the majority of Google’s Trust and Safety staffers are “extreme left,” the question was then asked, “could they or would they get involved with our 2020 election?”
“Yeah, by stopping presi–, or actually stopping right-wing parties from advertising,” Amaduzzi said. “Or reducing the exposure of their ads.”
When pressed, the executive noted that it was not him personally who would do that work and also that it was not likely to be conservative companies that would be targeted, but “parties.” Amaduzzi told the Project Veritas journalist in another segment of the video about how he once ignored a request to place pro-Brexit advertisements on Google and its platforms.
“Funny enough about Brexit, I had a guy, linked to, me, for no reason –, I don’t know why, contacted me from LinkedIn and say: ‘Hi I’m head of digital infrastructure of the Conservative Party of the United Kingdom, we would like to do advertising with Google, could you help me with that?’ I was like—I didn’t answer,” Amaduzzi laughed.
“You’re telling an Italian that lives in London that you want to advertise Brexit,” he added, amused by the idea. “And you’re asking a European guy to help you do that, I was like, sure.”