Bill Maher of HBO’s “Real Time,” attacked both Google and Facebook for concealing any suggestions or ideas that COVID-19 originated in a lab, and chastised Google for acknowledging that it attempts to direct people to the CDC and World Health Organization.
Maher said “The W.H.O. has been very corrupt about a lot of shit, and the CDC’s been wrong about a lot of shit.”
In the discussion with Max Brooks of The Atlantic Council and author Dan Carlin, Maher went on to say:
“I find this outrageous. Facebook banned any post for four months about COVID coming from a lab. Of course now even the Biden administration is looking into this. Google, a Wall Street Journal reporter asked the head of Google’s health division — noticed that they don’t do auto-fill searches for coronavirus lab leak the way they do it for any other question and the guy said, well we want to make sure that the search isn’t ‘leading people down pathways that we would find to be not authoritative information.’ Well, you were wrong Google and Facebook. We don’t know. The reason why we want you is because we’re checking on this shit. He said, we want to ensure the first thing users see is information from the CDC, the W.H.O, that’s who I’m checking on. The W.H.O. has been very corrupt about a lot of shit, and the CDC’s been wrong about a lot of shit. This is outrageous that I can’t look this information up.”
Maher was referring to a recent article from Business Insider which reported that during the Wall Street Journal’s Tech Health conference on June 9, WSJ reporter Jamie Heller said her colleague noticed Google does not autofill searches for “coronavirus lab leak” the way it does for other queries, to which Google responded that Google “employs a group of clinicians on its Search team and YouTube team” to make sure the tech giants aren’t “leading people down pathways that we would find to be not authoritative information.”
Essentially suppressing discussion of the Wuhan lab linked origins for COVID-19, which have gained prevalence among other authorities.