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Undeniable proof that Google is rigging its search results, meaning its search results are not HONEST results

Google has now proven it (1) censors businesses and organizations it doesn’t like, and (2) tweaks its search algorithms so that many businesses and organizations are either buried in the back pages of search results or do not show up at all no matter what you type in for a search term.  On top of all that, Google tries to bury YOU, the user, with ADS when you search for ANYTHING.

Evil Google


The company which told you years ago
that it would do no evil is trying now to “do evil with both hands.”

Here are three things you may not know.  First, you do not need Google advertising to succeed online.  There are many other great ways to advertise on the Internet.  Second, there are other search engines that are MUCH BETTER than Google.  Why?  They give you only honest search results, with no attempt to twist or deliberately bias those results.  Third, the honest search engines do not keep your search results so they can bury you with ads for the rest of your online life.  (Because they do not keep the details of your searches, they have nothing to sell to advertisers who want to track you all over the ‘net.)  So, if you have been operating all this time with the belief that only Google really knows how to search, please allow us to correct that fallacious notion.

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This was sent to us recently by WND.com.

Here is an objective fact: Google not only censors businesses and organizations, it goes further to filter them out of their search results so no one can find them unless they specifically search using the precise name of that business.

WND.com is one example of this.  Go to Google and search some of these topics:

  • “Christian news media” – even though WND is the oldest online journalism organization in America and still one of the most popular, and at the same time is the largest Christian website on the internet, WND isn’t mentioned once in the top 100 results.
  • “Conservative news media” – no results for WND, but plenty for liberal news sites like Politico. . . The Washington Post. . . The Huffington Post. . . and the ultra-radical left Daily Kos.
  • “Idiot” – President Donald Trump appears as the third result in the search and appears dozens of times in page after page of search results.
  • “Racist” – All Trump All Day Every Day!

And if you specifically search for “WND” or WorldNetDaily, the results return not only links to our website, Twitter feed, Facebook page, etc., but they also include lots of links from WND-hating anti-Christian publications like the Washington Post, Media Matters for America, Salon, and The Huffington Post…organizations that smear WND in their stories and take pleasure in knowing that we along with lots of other honest and ethical organizations are struggling to stay alive now that Google and Facebook have dried up virtually all of our advertising revenue.

Something happened recently that really brought this home in a dramatic and sort of shocking way. I needed to pull up a story I had written several years ago and did a Google search for it. I typed in the exact headline, word for word, and then pressed enter. I got back a total of eight pages of search results, but my story was not anywhere on the first page. Nor was it on the second, or the third, fourth, fifth, or ANY of the eight pages of Google search results!

Incredible, I thought. Then I copied and pasted the exact same headline into the Yahoo search engine, hit enter, and bingo — my WND article was the VERY FIRST search result returned. Of course it was; it was the most perfect match for my search terms!

This showed me in a chilling and undeniable way that Google really has rigged its search algorithms to exclude the pioneering news organization I’ve worked at and helped lead for the past 20 years.  (NORM ‘n’ AL Note:  WND is eminently worthy of your support, if you are able to help maintain honesty on the Internet.  In an age when journalistic truth is increasingly rare, WND is dedicated to making sense out of the chaotic and dangerous era we are living through.  Many important stories never see the light of day — until WND breaks the story.)

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Please allow us to suggest to you a search engine we (NORM ‘n’ AL) have been using for years.  Great search results, honest searching, and no ads.  Try it…you’ll like it!

As always, posted for your edification and enlightenment by

NORM ‘n’ AL, Minneapolis
normal@usa1usa.com
612.239.0970

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Google employees are publicly rebelling against having to build new search engine which will make oppressed people even more oppressed

Google only wants money, not better and happier lives

 

More than 1,400 Google staff, many journalists, and human rights organizations are calling on Google to halt its controversial project called Dragonfly.

What is Project Dragonfly?

Dragonfly is a search engine specially built for China. It would unleash more censorship on a mass scale by selectively blocking certain search terms, apparently at the behest of China’s government. Human rights groups are blasting the company for aiding and abetting China’s mass surveillance and rights violations which could result in potential imprisonment.

It turns out Google’s employees had been unwittingly working on this project for a while until 2017 without knowing its intended purpose. News of this highly secret program finally leaked and no one is letting it get swept under the rug.

Thankfully, since the news leaked out, no amount of time has caused advocates and free speech lovers to forget this scandal. Those in the know are using the hashtag #DropDragonfly.

The search engine would censure terms like “human rights” and “religion.” Hundreds of Google employees have called this out as obvious freedom of speech violations.

“We are Google employees and we join Amnesty International in calling on Google to cancel project Dragonfly…”

Common Dreams reported that an open letter was drawn up.

Signed by 61 groups—including Amnesty International, the Electronic Freedom Foundation (EFF), and Human Rights Watch—as well as 11 individuals that include NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden, the letter points to a series of reports from The Intercept that detail how the project “would facilitate repressive state censorship, surveillance, and other violations affecting nearly a billion people in China.”

Google employees recently published the open letter on Medium.com announcing that they had partnered with Amnesty International and called on their employer to cancel project Dragonfly, calling it an “effort to create a censored search engine for the Chinese market that enables state surveillance.”

They wrote:

We are among thousands of employees who have raised our voices for months. International human rights organizations and investigative reporters have also sounded the alarm, emphasizing serious human rights concerns and repeatedly calling on Google to cancel the project. So far, our leadership’s response has been unsatisfactory.

Our opposition to Dragonfly is not about China: we object to technologies that aid the powerful in oppressing the vulnerable, wherever they may be. The Chinese government certainly isn’t alone in its readiness to stifle freedom of expression, and to use surveillance to repress dissent. Dragonfly in China would establish a dangerous precedent at a volatile political moment, one that would make it harder for Google to deny other countries similar concessions.

Our company’s decision comes as the Chinese government is openly expanding its surveillance powers and tools of population control. Many of these rely on advanced technologies, and combine online activity, personal records, and mass monitoring to track and profile citizens.

Dragonfly would also enable a government propaganda program.

In addition to questioning Google’s wavering stance on China, the employees point out that Dragonfly would also “enable censorship and government-directed disinformation, and destabilize the ground truth on which popular deliberation and dissent rely.”

“Given the Chinese government’s reported suppression of dissident voices, such controls would likely be used to silence marginalized people, and favor information that promotes government interests,” they added.

This isn’t the first time Google has attempted Project Dragonfly.

Google dropped a previous attempt at Dragonfly in 2010 after employees voiced concerns. However, according to internal documents and inside sources, Dragonfly was back up in Spring 2017 and allegedly sped up in December after Google CEO Sundar Pichai met a Chinese government official.

Patrick Poon, who researches China for Amnesty, said:

It will be a dark day for internet freedom if Google has acquiesced to China’s extreme censorship rules to gain market access.  In putting profits before human rights, Google would be setting a chilling precedent and handing the Chinese government a victory.

China has been eerily quiet on the subject, yet the country is currently mining data from the brains of its workers and has installed a social credit system that has barred 15 million of its people from travel, so…

Just an “Exploratory” Project?

Google employees reminded the company that their original policies preclude them from working for evil purposes, so imagine their concern when they finally realized what the project was they had been unwittingly working on this whole time. Google has claimed that it was not close to plans for launching the project in China.

Although Google responded that work on Dragonfly was “exploratory” in nature, The Intercept reported that “an Android app with versions called Maotai and Longfei had been developed and could be launched within nine months if Chinese government approval was won.”

Additionally, a leaked document showed language that suggested something more than exploratory work.

“We have to be focused on what we want to enable,” said a Mr. Gomes to employees on the project. “And then when the opening happens we are ready for it.”

“I wish ourselves the best of luck in actually reaching our destination as soon as possible,” Gomes said in a committee hearing.

The company’s head of search quickly shut down any talk of goals for China during a Q&A at a conference in October.

Google CEO Sundar Pichai is currently being grilled by Congress on the company’s potential plans in China as it relates to Internet censorship.

Will a censorship search engine happen in the U.S.?

One could argue it already is happening with changing algorithms that make it difficult for once-popular websites to be seen and heard. Google is currently in hot water over accusations that it shows political bias in search results. One could argue that the Fake News theater was just one brick laid in the road to widespread censorship.

Digital rights defenders warn that Dragonfly “is likely to set a terrible precedent for human rights and press freedoms worldwide.”

 

[From an article published by THE ORGANIC PREPPER]

 

NORM ‘n’ AL Note:  Here are some facts you might not be aware of:

Google trackers are lurking on 75% of websites.  This means they are not only tracking what you search for, they’re also tracking which websites you visit.

Google uses your data for ads that can follow you around forever. They let advertisers follow you across two million different websites and apps.

Your personal data remains with Google indefinitely.  It can be subpoenaed by lawyers, including for civil cases like divorce. Google answered over 100,000 requests in 2017 alone!

“DuckDuckGo has now grown into a solid Google replacement. It doesn’t track user data or target your IP address or search history. The search engine deployed by DuckDuckGo uses nifty algorithms and calculations you’ve come to expect on Google and give you a good search result. You can also customize its interface, with search shortcuts and an Instant Answers feature that’s just as good as, if not better than,Google’s Knowledge Graph. You can also make DuckDuckGo an extension of your browser and activate more privacy settings to keep your search history as protected as possible.”  [From TECHWORM.NET]

NORM ‘n’ AL have been using DuckDuckGo.com for the past several years, and have found it to be every bit as good at the actual search function as Google is…but we sure like the fact that we are not bombarded with ads every time we do a search!

 

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As always, posted for your edification and enlightenment by

NORM ‘n’ AL, Minneapolis
normal@usa1usa.com
612.239.0970

 

 

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