New Delhi: Just as the US preps for the no holds barred fight between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton in the race for the White House, Julian Assange has claimed that tech giant Google is directly linked to Hillary Clinton’s campaign.
Wikileaks founder Julian Assange was speaking via video link to the “New Era of Journalism: Farewell to Mainstream” forum in Moscow.
"Google is directly engaged with Hillary Clinton’s campaign," he said, and claimed that the technology giant used the US State Department on a "a quid pro quo" basis. He also added, "Of course when she is in power… she is a problem for freedom of speech. We know what she is going to do. And she made the chart for the destruction of Libya, she was involved in the process of taking the Libyan armoury and sending it to Syria."
Assange further said that the names of many high-up Google employees appear within Clinton’s leaked email transcripts. Among the names, there is Jared Cohen, who is the founder of ‘Google Ideas’ – now rebranded as ‘Jigsaw’. Cohen’s team at Google was revealed to be working with Clinton alongside Al Jazeera to influence government change in Syria.
“We should understand that Google… is intensely aligned with U.S. exceptionalism… personally at the top aligned with Hillary Clinton’s election campaign and almost certainly once Hillary Clinton becomes president, those people in Google, like Jared Cohen, will be placed into positions around the new Clinton presidency.”