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Not really news: Google blocks conservative sites

By Patrick follow Patrick   2020 May 21, 5:35pm 225 views   14 comments   watch   nsfw   quote   share    


https://www.usnews.com/opinion/articles/2016-06-22/google-is-the-worlds-biggest-censor-and-its-power-must-be-regulated

Google, Inc., isn't just the world's biggest purveyor of information; it is also the world's biggest censor.

The company maintains at least nine different blacklists that impact our lives, generally without input or authority from any outside advisory group, industry association or government agency. Google is not the only company suppressing content on the internet. Reddit has frequently been accused of banning postings on specific topics, and a recent report suggests that Facebook has been deleting conservative news stories from its newsfeed, a practice that might have a significant effect on public opinion – even on voting. Google, though, is currently the biggest bully on the block.

When Google's employees or algorithms decide to block our access to information about a news item, political candidate or business, opinions and votes can shift, reputations can be ruined and businesses can crash and burn. Because online censorship is entirely unregulated at the moment, victims have little or no recourse when they have been harmed. Eventually, authorities will almost certainly have to step in, just as they did when credit bureaus were regulated in 1970.


Hopefully the new case against Google will make some progress in restoring fairness, or in correctly classifying Google as an editor with liability, and not a publisher.

More:

https://thefederalist.com/2018/08/17/screenshots-show-google-shadowbans-conservative-pro-trump-content/

https://www.rt.com/usa/461720-google-blacklist-fringe-conservative/
2   mell   ignore (5)   2020 May 25, 8:26am     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

Goolag is asshoe!
3   Booger   ignore (7)   2020 May 25, 9:04am     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

HEYYOU says
Too bad! Google is a Free Market Capitalist corporation.
RepCons want to REGULATE private enterprise?


Democrats hate free speech because they know that their ideas are so bad that they have to make them mandatory
4   rocketjoe79   ignore (1)   2020 May 25, 10:03am     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

Pretty old news, Patrick! Any updates?
5   ForcedTQ   ignore (0)   2020 May 25, 10:05am     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

HEYYOU says
Too bad! Google is a Free Market Capitalist corporation.
RepCons want to REGULATE private enterprise?


No, that’s the non thinking response to this. What we should be doing is launching competitive alternatives to all of the censoring media and search platforms. Expose them for what they are, and encourage free speech.
6   NoCoupForYou   ignore (4)   2020 May 25, 10:37am     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

ForcedTQ says
No, that’s the non thinking response to this. What we should be doing is launching competitive alternatives to all of the censoring media and search platforms. Expose them for what they are, and encourage free speech.


When that happens, like Patreon or Twitter alternatives, Silly Con valley demands the sites be taken down by the hosting company.
7   Patrick   ignore (1)   2020 May 25, 1:04pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

NoCoupForYou says
launching competitive alternatives to all of the censoring media


patrick.net exists!

rocketjoe79 says
Pretty old news, Patrick! Any updates?


This one is interesting:

https://www.marketwatch.com/story/the-media-bias-chart-that-led-to-trumps-threat-to-regulate-google-2018-08-28



It gives a good selection of conservative sites to check out!
8   ForcedTQ   ignore (0)   2020 May 25, 1:05pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

NoCoupForYou says
ForcedTQ says
No, that’s the non thinking response to this. What we should be doing is launching competitive alternatives to all of the censoring media and search platforms. Expose them for what they are, and encourage free speech.


When that happens, like Patreon or Twitter alternatives, Silly Con valley demands the sites be taken down by the hosting company.


And when that happens all the thinking people with an online presence hosted on the compliant hosting company’s servers should switch to a different service or create their own.
9   Brd6   ignore (1)   2020 May 25, 1:07pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

and this type of crap get blocked...almost never, I wonder why, and why "learn to code" or NPC is much worse than death threats
10   Patrick   ignore (1)   2020 May 25, 1:12pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

rd6B says
and this type of crap get blocked...almost never, I wonder why, and why "learn to code" or NPC is much worse than death threats


The reason is probably that the censors at Twitter have the same deep-rooted insecurities and hatreds as Clementine Ford does.

It is often useful to state the obvious.
12   just_adhom_preaching   ignore (3)   2020 May 25, 1:28pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

I've noticed an uptick of utube censoring conservative channels lately. I was sort of expecting that right around now considering how close we are to the presidential election.
13   Patrick   ignore (1)   2020 May 25, 3:27pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

Booger says
Democrats hate free speech because they know that their ideas are so bad that they have to make them mandatory


They do seem to be afraid that in an open and fair marketplace of ideas, they would lose.

So they use the power they have to make sure that other voices are not heard much.
14   Fortwaynemobile   ignore (2)   2020 May 25, 3:35pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

Google, Facebook, youtube. They all put up political left owners in charge. Maybe Apple did too with iTunes.

Point is they control the market and without counter, their monopoly will fuck America up real fast.

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