Democrats just got help from this one Big Tech company to rig the 2022 elections
The 2022 Midterm elections are shaping up to be a close contest.
Republicans entered the year thinking they had the upper hand.
But Democrats just got help from this one Big Tech company to rig the 2022 elections.
In the 2020 election, Big Tech rigged the contest in Joe Biden’s favor by censoring the New York Post’s reporting about the contents of Hunter Biden’s emails.
A post-election poll conducted by the Media Research Center found one in six Joe Biden voters would not have supported him if they knew about the Biden family scandals.
Now critics contend Big Tech once again pressed its thumb on the scale in favor of the Democrats.
The company Snap allowed Democrats access to a proprietary Republican database of voter information maintained by the company i360.
“A slip-up by social media giant Snap allowed leading Democratic campaigns and party committees to unwittingly tap into a vast repository of Republican voter data to hone their midterm ads,” Axios reports.
Many Americans do not believe it was a coincidence that this “accident” happened to benefit Democrats heading into a close Midterm election.
Axios reported that Democrat-aligned groups were allowed to hone their ad targeting based on this info.
Driving the news: Snap’s political ad archive shows multiple Democratic and progressive organizations were able to target their ads on the platform using data maintained by the Republican-aligned firm i360.
The firm is affiliated with the political and philanthropic network founded by billionaire Charles Koch.
Its data was used to target Snapchat ads by groups including the Democratic National Committee, the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee, the Planned Parenthood Action Fund and Georgia Democrat Stacey Abrams’ gubernatorial campaign.
Both Republicans and Democrats maintain a database of voter data obtained from issue surveys, publicly available information, such as subscriptions, and other sources.
These databases allow candidates and groups to target voters with ads most likely to persuade them to get out and vote.
Snap apparently handed the Democrats a massive advantage by allowing them a peek at what issues and ads are most likely to sway soft Republican voters towards Democrat candidates this fall.
Snap claims this was an accident.
But conservatives have no reason to trust left-wing tech companies after the Hunter Biden laptop censorship campaign in 2020.