“If you’re in the news business, you listen to Google. When Google tells you to do something, you do it. You have no choice.”
At the end of May, the Permanent Representative of Russia to the OSCE, Alexander Lukashevich, said that the corporations Facebook, YouTube and Google have moved to censorship of the media they do not like.
“The US de facto controlled YouTube video platform removed the accounts of the Crimean TV channel Krym-24 and two Russian news agencies Anna News and News Front”, – Lukashevich said.
And on June 16, Tucker Carlson, a popular host of the American TV channel Fox News, told how Google sets almost total censorship by controlling almost all online advertising: “Most media companies are dependent on Google. Google controls 70 percent of all online advertising. So if you’re in the news business, you listen to Google. When Google tells you to do something, you do it. You have no choice. They can ruin you overnight. And they can ruin you.”
In support of his words, he told how NBC News, controlled by the world’s largest global investment companies (The Vanguard Group, Inc., State Street Corporation Fidelity Investments, etc.) used Google’s power to “clean up” The Federalist and Zero Hedge websites. Tucker Carlson asked Google’s administration what exactly the two sanctioned sites were guilty of. “We were told that these two sites had unmoderated comment sections. In other words, the readers could say what they wanted. Google believes this cannot be tolerated”, – said the stunned Carlson.
Sites should be responsible for the comments of their readers, said the administration of Google, but Google itself is not responsible for its content. This is made possible by section 230 of the Decency in Telecommunications Act, adopted by the U.S. Congress.
“That is, if, for example, someone slandered you and this libel passes through Google servers, you can not sue Google because of this. For any consequences Google is untouchable”, – says Carlson.
We’ve already written that Google is engaged in hidden censorship on the Internet. This became known after a sharp drop in Internet traffic of socialist and anti-war orientation because of changes that Google has made to its search engine.
The leading subsidiary of Google Android in 12 years of existence has created the world’s most popular operating system for mobile devices and has seriously strengthened Google’s position in the global market. Today, the best-selling gadgets are already factory-fitted with a Google package, and YouTube, which is owned by Google, is almost an alternative, even for owners of iPhones.
In 2013, Swedish linguists added a new word to the dictionaries – Ungoogleable (not Googleable), meaning a query that Google simply does not issue. In August 2014, even the BBC complained that Google had removed a number of links from their site.
The Wall Street Journal’s investigation was published a day after 50 U.S. attorneys general announced their intention to expand the antitrust investigation into Google and Android search engines. The investigation was launched last year by the US Department of Justice, but there is little chance that it will be completed.
The information monster that Google has become is now the Department of Truth and an instrument of Big Brother dictatorship, in the language of George Orwell’s 1984 novel.
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