A recently leaked internal email calls Ben Shapiro, the conservative news commentator, a Nazi.
The leaked email has gone so viral that Ted Cruz questioned Google about the matter yesterday.
The email, written by a Google employee reads as follows:
“Today it is often 1 or 2 steps to nazis. If we understand that PragerU, Jordan Peterson, Ben Shapiro et al are nazis using the dog whistles you mention in step 1. I can receive these recommendations regardless of the content of what I’m looking at, and I have recorded thousands of internet users sharing the same experience..”
The offending email continues:
The email was obtained by Project Veritas. Veritas was launched by James Edward O’Keefe III, an American conservative political activist who produces secretly recorded undercover audio and video encounters with figures and workers in academic, governmental, and social service organizations.
Conservative nonprofit group Prager University and professor and author Jordan Peterson are also labeled as “Nazis” in the email.
In a Facebook post, Ben Shapiro, editor-in-chief of the Daily Wire, described the email as “UNBELIEVABLE.” Shapiro is a practicing Orthodox Jew and a graduate of a Yeshiva high school.
Shapiro further sent a tweet to YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki on Twitter, saying, “Hey, @SusanWojcicki, would love to discuss this with you. Do you think your employees should be cavalierly labeling those who militantly hate white supremacy “Nazis,” and then shaping algorithms on the basis of such lies?”