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On May 31, 2016, Google agreed with [[Facebook]], [[Microsoft]] and [[Twitter]] to a [[European Union]] code of conduct obligating them to review "[the] majority of valid notifications for removal of illegal [[hate speech]]" posted on their services within 24 hours.<ref name="guardian-euhatespeech">{{cite web|title=Facebook, YouTube, Twitter and Microsoft sign EU hate speech code|url=https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2016/may/31/facebook-youtube-twitter-microsoft-eu-hate-speech-code|website=The Guardian|accessdate=7 June 2016}}</ref>
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[[Ben Gomes]], Google's vice president for engineering, announced in April 2017 that Google’s search engine would block access to “offensive” sites, while working to surface more “authoritative content.” A 2017 march to protest Google's decision to reduce traffic to sites critical of the government's {{on}} was cancelled after threats of violence.<ref>http://www.thetruthseeker.co.uk/?p=156290</ref>
 
[[Ben Gomes]], Google's vice president for engineering, announced in April 2017 that Google’s search engine would block access to “offensive” sites, while working to surface more “authoritative content.” A 2017 march to protest Google's decision to reduce traffic to sites critical of the government's {{on}} was cancelled after threats of violence.<ref>http://www.thetruthseeker.co.uk/?p=156290</ref>
  

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Group.png Google  
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Google.jpg
Founder • Larry Page
• Sergey Brin
Parent organization Alphabet
Headquarters Googleplex, Mountain View, California, U.S.
Subgroups List of subsidiaries
Staff 57,148
Slogan Don't be evil
Interest of Robert Epstein
SubpageGoogle/Censorship
Global Internet/Skynet conglomerate

Google's core product has always been its search engine, and its influence is such that it has been termed "the world’s biggest censor".[1]

Origins

NSA-backed. Started by Pd.D. students Larry Page and Sergey Brin.

Government connections

The Register noted in 2016 that "Aside from the fact it is persistently one of the biggest lobbyists in DC, there has also been: the last-minute change made to net neutrality rules solely because of a letter received from Google; the unusual dropping of anti-trust investigations into the search giant; the curious "non prosecution agreement" it reached with the FBI over drug ads; and the fact that a review of logs showed that Google execs meet with White House officials on average once a week..[2]

Revolving door

Full article: Stub class article Revolving door

Watchdog.org reports that "More than 250 people have moved from Google and related firms to the federal government or vice versa since President Barack Obama took office."[3]

Censorship

Full article: Google/Censorship

"Have Speech"

On May 31, 2016, Google agreed with Facebook, Microsoft and Twitter to a European Union code of conduct obligating them to review "[the] majority of valid notifications for removal of illegal hate speech" posted on their services within 24 hours.[4]

Ben Gomes, Google's vice president for engineering, announced in April 2017 that Google’s search engine would block access to “offensive” sites, while working to surface more “authoritative content.” A 2017 march to protest Google's decision to reduce traffic to sites critical of the government's official narrative was cancelled after threats of violence.[5]

Aims

"It’s quite obvious [Google] want to be Skynet (of ‘The Terminator’). They have their own military robots, and have stated that they desire to create a profile on every human.”[6]

Search Engine alternatives

Among non-commercially controlled search engines is the seeks-project and its successor searx.

Seeks aims to give the control of the ranking of results to the users.

Seeks is a p2p pattern matching overlay network on top of existing search engines. It provides collaborative filtering regrouping users based on the similarity of their queries and letting them reorganize and evaluate the search results together.

https://github.com/beniz/seeks/wiki/FAQ

A list of working searx nodes can be found at: http://stats.searx.oe5tpo.com/

To order results to their personal liking users can run a searx instance and specify their own rules. The installation scripts make this easy. This is an effective way to break out of the search bubble.

 

Related Documents

TitleTypePublication dateAuthor(s)Description
Document:Google and the NSAarticle24 August 2013Julian Assange
Document:Jews Boast of Owning Hollywood - But Slam Gentiles Who Say the Same Thingarticle6 July 2014Editorial staffJewish control of Hollywood, Censorship by Google and the taboo on mentioning it by Gentiles
Document:The new mind controlarticleMarch 2016Robert EpsteinThe internet has spawned subtle forms of influence that can flip elections and manipulate everything we say, think and do


References