Google search has blacklisted numerous major conservative websites by removing them from results in what appears to be a major new censorship purge.
Breitbart, the Daily Caller, Infowars, Human Events and Red State are all missing when a user searches directly for those websites on Google.com.
Some of the sites have small link from their Wikipedia bio on the right hand side, but are absent from main search results.
Searches for direct headlines from the same outlets also return either nothing or links to corporate media news stories.
Some of them have small website links in the Wikipedia info bubble that displays on the right-hand side (not all of them), but this is how other outlets look in comparison pic.twitter.com/CpdQpH75ue
— Charlie Nash (@CharlieNash) July 21, 2020
The fact that the purge has happened less than four months before the presidential election once again makes a mockery of Google’s claim to be non-bias.
Back in 2018, Google CEO Sundar Pichai responded to claims that staff had gamed search results to display a pro-immigration bias by asserting, “We do not bias our products to favor any political agenda.”
During a subsequent House Judiciary Committee, Pichai again claimed that Google’s policy was non-partisan.
With Google apparently blacklisting a raft of major conservative websites, those claims now appear to be farcical.
We shouldn’t be too shocked however given that during Google’s first all-staff meeting following the 2016 election, the company vowed to do everything in its power to stop Trump winning again.
— August Takala (@AugustTakala) July 21, 2020
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Twitter Censors, Locks Breitbart’s Account Over Pro-HCQ Doctor’s Livestream
“Tweets with the video are in violation of our Covid-19 misinformation policy.”
Twitter continued to crack down on anyone sharing the viral video of a group of doctors touting hydroxychloroquine (HCQ) as a Covid-19 “cure” Tuesday, removing a tweet containing a link to the video by Breitbart News and locking the outlet’s account.
Breitbart announced that its video of America’s Frontline Doctors was removed from Twitter with the justification from the platform that “tweets with the video are in violation of our Covid-19 misinformation policy.”
“Footage of the livestream on Periscope, Twitter’s livestreaming platform, had generated 1 million views before being removed by the site.” Breitbart noted.
The outlet added that “Footage on Facebook had accumulated over 17 million views within 8 hours and had 185,000 concurrent viewers at the time it was streamed.”
“On YouTube, a clip from the event received 80,000 views before being removed by the platform for ‘violating YouTube’s Community Guidelines.'” the report added.
Breitbart then found that its Twitter account had been “limited” as a punishment for “violating the policy on spreading misleading an potentially harmful information related to COVID-19”:
Twitter also censored Donald Trump Jr.’s account after he shared the America’s Frontline Doctors video.
Big Tech is the biggest threat to free expression in America today & they're continuing to engage in open election interference – full stop. pic.twitter.com/7dJbauq43O
— Andrew Surabian (@Surabees) July 28, 2020
Watch the viral video that is being censored all over the internet at Banned.video:
CNN Annoyed That Twitter Hasn’t Censored Trump More
“Rigid rules like these give Trump an opening to spread his harmful messaging.”
CNN is pissed that Twitter has not more aggressively censored posts by The President of the United States, complaining that the platform’s ‘fact check’ rules are ‘too rigid’ and “allow Trump to continue spreading false information about the election.”
Writer Marshall Cohen notes that while Twitter initially censored Trump back in May, “seven weeks later, and after a dozen similarly untruthful tweets from the President, that extraordinary step by Twitter looks more like a one-time aberration than the new normal.”
Twitter’s narrow fact-checking rules — labeling state-specific election misinformation but tolerating similar false claims on a national scale — allows Trump’s most brazen lies to flourish, undermining public confidence in the 2020 election. My latest: https://t.co/mSyOXmFEE9
— Marshall Cohen (@MarshallCohen) July 15, 2020
Cohen further complains that Trump has used the phrase “rigged election” five times in recent posts “Yet, Twitter took no action”.
“Rigid rules like these give Trump an opening to spread his harmful messaging about fraudulent elections — unencumbered — even if his posts are filled with debunked allegations and rumors,” Cohen whines.
Cohen seems to advocate that Twitter should move “into a position they’ve resisted since their inception,” that being “deciding what is true and false.”
Cohen further suggested that the news emerging concerning the huge hack of Twitter is connected to Trump spreading “Threats, vulnerabilities, viral misinfo, etc.”
My story this morning — highlighting how Trump exploits loopholes in Twitter's election misinformation policy — seems like a distant memory after the Great Twitter Hack of July 2020. But it's all connected: Threats, vulnerabilities, viral misinfo, etc. https://t.co/bsGbsoKv9l
— Marshall Cohen (@MarshallCohen) July 16, 2020
Hey Marshall, remember when the liberals were fighting for free speech? Now they’re fighting for the right to be professional victims
— Ivan Vancas (@ivan_vancas) July 16, 2020
You’re desperation is showing.
— Uriel’s Flame🔥 (@L1ghtMaster) July 16, 2020
You and CNN are fake news
— poppy farmer (@poppyfarmerbaba) July 16, 2020
You are a fascist clown
— (((MSM INSIDER))) (@BShootingBlanks) July 16, 2020
Hey moron. You're full of misinformation.
— Steve Carlson 2.020 (@SteveWCarlson) July 16, 2020
CNN is the last medium to talk about false information! :))))))))))
— Payam Aryanpur 🪐 (@payamaryan) July 15, 2020
Twitter's fact-check rules can't be all that rigid. It allows CNN to have an account and tweet.
— Daggett "Bummer of Love" Beaver (@DaggettBeaver) July 15, 2020
Conservatives Believe Twitter Hack Has Revealed Secret ‘Blacklist’ Tools
Mysterious screenshot shows tabs labeled “SEARCH BLACKLIST” and “TRENDS BLACKLIST”.
Conservatives believe that an unprecedented hack targeting Twitter has confirmed suspicions that the tech platform is using secret ‘blacklist’ tools to shadowban certain accounts and prevent certain subjects from trending when they do not fit the company’s agenda.
The hack has affected hundreds of prominent accounts, including those of Barack Obama, Joe Biden, Bil Gates, Kanye West, Elon Musk, Wiz Khalifa, Apple, Uber, and Jeff Bezos, to name but a few.
Tweets purporting to be from those accounts urged people to send money to a Bitcoin address, with more than $100,000 having been sent at time of writing.
The hack is believed to have originated from a compromised Twitter employee with access to the user management panel.
Effectively, whoever did it was able to hack into a Twitter account that had access to every other Twitter account.
Hearing a lot of unconfirmed rumors a Twitter employee with access to the user management panel was hacked.
— MalwareTech (@MalwareTechBlog) July 15, 2020
You may be unable to Tweet or reset your password while we review and address this incident.
— Twitter Support (@TwitterSupport) July 15, 2020
LOL cancel EVERYBODYhttps://t.co/CKoToOdpkE
— David Burge (@iowahawkblog) July 15, 2020
Rumor has it that the widespread twitter "hacks" are due to people using third party services on top of twitter for things like scheduling tweets. You can go to settings-> account -> apps and sessions -> then revoke access from all third party apps.
— Ari Paul ⛓️ (@AriDavidPaul) July 15, 2020
While there may be more fallout to come, the most interesting aspect of the hack appears to be the emergence of a partially redacted screenshot purporting to show Twitter’s internal user management panel:
Techies believe that the tool is used to alter ownership of accounts, yet was used by the hackers to gain control of high profile accounts.
The screenshot shows tabs labeled “SEARCH BLACKLIST” and “TRENDS BLACKLIST”.
Conservatives are convinced that this could be evidence that Twitter does indeed have tools to censor what Tweets and topics can be accessed through searches and what tweets appear as trends.
Well there it is. Twitter's internal blacklisting module exposed for everyone to see. Shitstorm is coming.
— zerohedge (@zerohedge) July 16, 2020
Twitters admin panel has a button to “blacklist trends.”
So yeah twitter lied, they manually edit trends. The ones advocating violence are kept up. By their choice.
They aren’t a platform. They are a publisher.
Abolish Section 230.
— Cernovich (@Cernovich) July 16, 2020
BREAKING: Alleged leaked pictures from the Twitter admin control panel that was compromised showcase the buttons ‘Trends Blacklist’ and ‘Search Blacklist’, indicating Twitter DOES have the ability to shadowban it’s users.
— Mike Coudrey (@MichaelCoudrey) July 16, 2020
Twitter has also aggressively targeted accounts reposting the screenshot of the internal panel:
Twitter is banning users for posting a screen shot that exposes all of their lies. https://t.co/VzBp6REr1n
— Cernovich (@Cernovich) July 16, 2020
UPDATE: Twitter is now removing and deleting images of the admin control panel from its website. pic.twitter.com/ljrpvvmNQz
— Mike Coudrey (@MichaelCoudrey) July 16, 2020
Others noted that Twitter’s use of the word ‘blacklist’ is ironic given that it issued a decree recently saying that it would be banning the term because it offends some people.
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