(Natural News) In recent days readers of this site have seen countless examples of how the big social media and tech companies are going out of their way to silence conservative, independent media supportive of President Donald J. Trump and his agenda.
Google-owned YouTube, as noted by a legal effort sponsored by PragerU, is in the process of blocking, censoring, or defunding such content on its video-sharing platform. Facebook changed its algorithm in February which resulted in substantial reductions in reach for conservative, pro-Trump media — so much so that a number of sites are scaling back personnel or closing down altogether.
A new analysis by The Western Journal confirms this:
Facebook’s much-publicized demotion of publishers’ content in users’ news feeds has negatively impacted conservative-leaning publishers significantly more than liberal-leaning outlets, an analysis by The Western Journal has revealed.
Liberal publishers have gained about 2 percent more web traffic from Facebook than they were getting prior to the algorithm changes implemented in early February.
On the other hand, conservative publishers have lost an average of nearly 14 percent of their traffic from Facebook.
Now, Google is taking its suppression of ‘dissident’ voices several steps further by essentially buying and promoting nothing but Left-wing content on its major news aggregation platform (Google News), while shutting out any and all media that does not toe the line of Marxist Democrats.
And it’s implementing the plan in time to help steal the 2018 midterm elections for Democrats (while at the same time still complaining that Trump and “the Russians” used ‘fake news’ to “steal” the 2016 election).
As reported by Breitbart News, Google has just announced a $300 million “News Initiative” that aims to support and promote what the tech giant claims is “high-quality journalism,” while at the same time working to suppress what the company says is “misinformation.” (Related: BRAINWASHED: The goal of the media is to poison the minds of the masses with toxic hatred and engineered “thought loops.”)
“Google says the News Initiative is focused on three broad goals — strengthening quality journalism, supporting sustainable business models and empowering newsrooms through technological innovation,” reported Tech Crunch. “It’s also committing to spend $300 million over the next three years on its various journalism-related projects.”
Google Chief Business Officer Phillipp Schindler said during a recent press conference, “Our business is inherently tied to your business… The economics are very clear: If you do not grow, we do not grow.”
Tech Crunch added: “Schindler also announced a partnership with the Harvard Kennedy School’s First Draft to launch something called the Disinfo Lab, which will ‘use computational tools and journalistic oversight to monitor misinformation during elections.’ And there’s a separate project called MediaWise, a partnership with the Poynter Institute, Stanford University and the Local Media Association. Google.org’s Jacqueline Fuller described this as a $3 million, two-year media campaign to improve media literacy among teens.”
This is a lot of words to describe what Google is really going to do: Spending hundreds of millions of dollars to censor all voices that conflict with the company’s hard-Left political viewpoint.
Now granted, Google is a private company and as long as its shareholders are in agreement, the company’s executives can do what they want. But disguising their censorship of competing political speech as some noble attempt to ‘protect the public’ from ‘misinformation’ is as insulting as it is disingenuous.
Not that anyone at Google cares, mind you.
So what to do? Well, just knowing what Google is up to is a major first step; knowledge is power. Make sure you tell everyone one you know that they’re only getting select, hand-picked, and universal speech in their news feeds going forward.
Secondly, you can support and use alternative social media and search engines like Real.Video, Duck Duck Go, Good Gopher, and other sites that don’t filter content based on points of view or track your every move.
The only ways to ‘beat’ the big Leftie social media corporations are to ignore them, starve them of funding, and find alternatives — all of which are very doable. Spend your money at sites you support (like this one) by buying their products. Click on their ads. Donate. Share their content. Talk about them.
J.D. Heyes is editor of The National Sentinel and a senior writer for Natural News and News Target.