I’ve just been informed that we are on Google’s blacklist released by Project Veritas for the Google Now! WOOHOO!
Ok it’s not really something to celebrate, other than the fact that everyone else we know in the conservative sphere is on the list and I’d have felt left out if we were overlooked.
But seriously, this is a very ominous list and how knows what else this list is being used for.
Here’s what Newsbusters has to say about it:
A Google whistleblower, Zachary Vorhies, shared several documents with James O’Keefe and Project Veritas that were released August 14. These documents included a document with a Google Now blacklist and Google block list, and hundreds of other pages of material from internal Google memos, emails, and guidelines. This allegedly impacted the app and not all Google searches.
Google Now was part of Google Search built for Androids and iOS. According to Lifehacker, Google Now put cards, which looked like a smaller version of the discontinued Knowledge Panel, in browsers “to display cards it thinks may be relevant to you at the moment.” While the branding for Google Now has been discontinued, the structure is still a part of the Android Google search.
These blocked sites, according to Google, “had a high user block rate.” In addition, Google Now had a blacklist that blocked certain sites completely, regardless of who blocked them or not. These included torrent sites and eBay. Vorhies told Veritas that this was a “blacklist,” which listed certain sites because of the “high user block rate.”
However, if a high number of users blocked CNN, would Google add this mainstream liberal site to the block list?
I seriously doubt they would allow CNN or the NY Times or the Washington Post to be put on this block list.
And note that “While the branding for Google Now has been discontinued, the structure is still a part of the Android Google search.” So I guess that means we’re not showing up on Google’s Android search. That’s kinda huge because mobile is a huge source of traffic and revenues.
This is a great example of why so many conservative sites have had to add donation boxes to our websites, because we’re literally under siege from big corporations seeking to keep conservative news out of the mainstream. This isn’t about fake news, this is about the liberal agenda of keeping people like Trump from winning an election.
Here’s the full list of blocked sites if you’d like to read it.