A prominent Donald Trump supporter took to Silicon Valley in an attempt to get to the root of an alleged tech bias this week.
Ben Bergquam gathered other conservatives to visit the San Francisco Bay area’s campuses for Facebook and Google Thursday and Friday afternoons with a mission to get answers from bosses at the companies.
However the Frontline America publisher’s plan didn’t quite carry out as expected. Without an arranged meeting with the people higher up, Bergquam and his group were instead met by security who asked them leave certain areas.
Ben Bergquam gathered other conservatives to visit the San Francisco Bay area’s campuses for Facebook and Google Thursday and Friday
Bergquam and his group were instead met by people who asked them leave certain areas at Facebook
The man states in the video that they're on private property and he's asking them to leave
At Facebook, they are told by a staff member to leave the building which is private property, as they seek a person to make an official complaint to.
Eventually the group finds tablets they can file feedback on.
In another video, they catch the attention of a man at Google who began filming them on his mobile phone.
When shouting for a response on why there is political collusion in what he thinks is rigged search results to disadvantage conservative views, the man tells them he disagrees with their idea.
They caught the attention of a man at Google who began filming them on his mobile phone
‘That’s not true,’ he quietly laughed but refused to argue with them further as they coaxed an elaboration from him
‘That’s not true,’ he quietly laughs but refuses to argue with them further as they coax an elaboration from him.
On the whole, most people they run into are polite and attempt to help him and the other people he is joined by as they hold statement signs and wear ‘Make America Great Again’ caps.
‘They weren't expecting us to come. I think they were irritated that we were there,’ he pointed out in a video.
Bergquam enlists a Latino man as well as a black man on the trips which make up four videos on his company Facebook page.