Google’s Blacklist

Google’s right-wing blacklist: Ex-engineer at tech giant says glitch which blocked some conservative websites from appearing in their search may have exposed a secret internal list which suppresses certain outlets

Station Gossip – July 21, 2020

Google may have a ‘secret blacklist’ of conservative news outlets, a former engineer at the company has claimed, which he says was exposed on Tuesday when certain websites briefly vanished from Google search results.

Mike Wacker, a Google engineer who was fired from the company in June 2019 amid a row over his conservative ideology, said the brief incident on Tuesday suggested a ‘blacklist’.

‘It appears to have revealed the existence of another blacklist that disproportionately targets conservatives,’ Wacker told Mediaite.

‘The glitch is that sites on this blacklist disappeared from Google search results, but the existence of the list is very much by design.

‘And that raises a major question: Why was this blacklist created in the first place, and what else is it used for?’

Websites including Breitbart, The National Pulse, The Drudge Report, and Human Events vanished from Google’s listings on Tuesday morning for several hours.

At least one left-leaning website, Occupy Democrats, was also affected.

Legacy media outlets — including The New York Times and Washington Post — did not appear to be harmed.

Dr. Robert Epstein, a researcher who has argued Google has the power to sway up to 10 per cent of American voters in the 2020 election, agreed with Wacker.

‘It’s likely that a person or algorithm at Google added ‘breitbart.com’ and other URLs to one or more of the company’s blacklists,’ Epstein told Mediate.

‘Then, perhaps after some pushback, someone pulled those URLs off the blacklists.’

Sundar Pichai, CEO of Google. Click to enlarge

Sundar Pichai, CEO of Google, in December 2018 told a House committee the company did not ‘manually intervene on any search result.’

Google said in a statement published on Twitter that it was looking into the issue.

‘We are aware of an issue with the site: command that may fail to show some or any indexed pages from a website,’ the company.

‘We are investigating this and any potentially related issues.’

In response to an inquiry from Mediaite, a spokesman for Google added: ‘This issue affected a number of sites representing a range of different content and viewpoints.

‘This issue was a technical error unrelated to the content or ideology of the sites affected.’

Wacker said the list may have been manually created, or it may have been the product of an algorithm.

That algorithm could have been created by a human, or it could also have been created by an AI that found something about the affected websites so offensive — such as the way users share their content, or the keywords used by those sites — that it blocked them.

‘One possibility is that sites on this blacklist are being penalized, and the glitch was that the penalty was accidentally set so high that these sites were effectively removed from Google search,’ Wacker told Mediate.

”I’ve found that a lot of people tend to conflate algorithms with AI since they’re both automated, but AI isn’t as objective and mechanical as algorithms are.’

In 2019, the right-leaning Project Veritas released internal Google documents from a former employee suggested the website was seeking to rank websites according to ‘quality.’

One example document used by company employees showed Fox News ranking below CNN and MSNBC.

State-backed Russia Today fell slightly lower on the list, but well above Breitbart.

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5 responses to “Google’s Blacklist”

  1. I am sure these lists exist, but what about lists on individuals who have their emails blocked and employment opportunities limited? This was quite common in the 60s, 70, & 80s, but these days, these black books must be vast digital deep state operations?

  2. Use DuckDuckGo for internet searches. Avoid Google at all costs. That also goes for Yahoo and Bing Turn OFF the TV. Get OFF social media. Get a LIFE! Find the truth.

  3. All of us who have shared our thoughts regarding the evil of the people running things, and especially what is behind the plandemic, are known to them. Ever noticed that when you do a google search on one machine and then go to your office to do another, Google has the same search sequence automatically springing up on your office machine. It is by your various ip addresses which they coordinate whatever you do which is open to the internet with the person who owns the machines. It is all part of the top down system with everything going into a central control. Most of what we do is already monitored. When they are able to get everyone hooked up in the same grid with chipping and everything, then you can be sure there will be much more fear (which they use to control us as we can clearly see now), because they can instantly cancel any of your credit and virtually lock you down in any kind of quarantine they want.

    They are already spreading the lie that anyone who is not vaxed is a danger to others and therefore must submit for the common good. However, they will never let the truth spread that those who are ID chipped with any vax and become a part of the grid are actually endangering everyone else who want their freedom from such totalitarian controls.

  4. Better to use Startpage.com, claims to be the most private search engine there is.

  5. Googles motto, posted in big posters around the halls of corporate said “DON’T BE EVIL”. I made memes mocking that, what kind of stupid corporation has to tell people not to do evil. What the hell! And the morons don’t understand metaphysics of negation, when the subconscious reads “DON’T it registers as DO!

    If you say “I’m not going to cheat on my wife” what you are telling your body mind to do is cheat on your wife. It hears it as a command, the no part is deleted. If you ain’t going to cheat then why even say it, or think it? What you resist persists the new agers say.

    So the fools at Google are actually not very smart and were actually broadcasting DO BE EVIL, and now they are, censoring any site da Joo don’t like. LOL

    https://crooksandliars.com/files/primary_image/14/01/google_dont_be_evil.jpg

    The big joke is, of course, corporations do evil as their very nature. You can’t take evil out of the prospectus when it is the goal, by law, to maximize profit. The ugliest thing I have ever seen is a share holder meeting, where adults scream at the officers for not doing more to make more money for the shareholders.

    All human values go right into the shitter when you maximize profit. Corporations will literally sell abortions on the side for money, their kids for vaccine testing, their grandma to the Soylent Green factory. Oh yeah, they will, because corporations are eeeevvvilll

    My favorite corporation is Walt Disney making kid family films with all kinds of pedo references embedded in the drawings. That is how evil they are, and with Jews taking over all the corporation with their control of the Federal Reserve, they are going to get double top secret evil, like Monsatano buying up Blackwater.

    Now I would like to share with all of you my sneaking suspicion how Amerika ends, when stupid Jew York Times and the rest of the Jew whore establishment pick a fight with Russia, China, and Iran. I will laugh my ass off when those SATAN 2 missiles come reigning down like hell stones from Satan on all these evil Jews and their evil system and their evil propaganda machine etc. First I will be amazed, laugh, then duck and cover.

    With Jews in charge of the US media it will end very badly, and this coronahoax and mandatory mask wearing torture is only the beginning of their evil plans, they will eventually pick a fight with Putin in which they can’t win, because they are insane.

    I laugh when Goolag, a Jewish run corporation tried NOT to be evil in the upwave, now the downwave has started, and they will not be able to resist being evil. A Jew can only be good so long but they will eventually cave to their innermost desires of being evil.

    Don’t be evil
    From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    “Don’t be evil” is a phrase used in Google’s corporate code of conduct, which it also formerly preceded as a motto.

    Following Google’s corporate restructuring under the conglomerate Alphabet Inc. in October 2015, Alphabet took “Do the right thing” as its motto, also forming the opening of its corporate code of conduct.[1][2][3][4][5] The original motto was retained in Google’s code of conduct, now a subsidiary of Alphabet. In April 2018, the motto was removed from the code of conduct’s preface and retained in its last sentence.[6]
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    History

    The motto was first suggested either by Google employee Paul Buchheit at a meeting about corporate values that took place in early 2000[7] or in 2001[8] or, according to another account, by Google engineer Amit Patel in 1999.[9] Buchheit, the creator of Gmail, said he “wanted something that, once you put it in there, would be hard to take out”, adding that the slogan was “also a bit of a jab at a lot of the other companies, especially our competitors, who at the time, in our opinion, were kind of exploiting the users to some extent”.[7]

    While the official corporate philosophy of Google[10] does not contain the words “Don’t be evil”, they were included in the prospectus (on Form S-1) of Google’s 2004 IPO (a letter from Google’s founders, later called the “‘Don’t Be Evil’ manifesto”): “Don’t be evil. We believe strongly that in the long term, we will be better served—as shareholders and in all other ways—by a company that does good things for the world even if we forgo some short term gains.”[11] The motto is sometimes incorrectly stated as Do no evil.[8][12]

    By early 2018, the motto was still cited in the preface to Google’s Code of Conduct:

    “Don’t be evil.” Googlers generally apply those words to how we serve our users. But “Don’t be evil” is much more than that…

    The Google Code of Conduct is one of the ways we put “Don’t be evil” into practice…[6]

    Between 21 April and 4 May 2018, Google removed the motto from the preface, leaving a mention in the final line: “And remember… don’t be evil, and if you see something that you think isn’t right – speak up!”[6][13]