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Headquarters Googleplex, Mountain View, California, U.S.
Subgroups List of subsidiaries
Staff 57,148
Slogan Don't be evil
Website https://www.google.com
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

Google was started by Pd.D. students Larry Page and Sergey Brin and received seed-funding from both the NSA and CIA. Nafeez Ahmed has published an insightful piece on the origins of Google[2].

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..[3]

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."[4]

Censorship

Full article: Stub class article Google/Censorship
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Google has been censoring content since at least 2010.[5] The extent of its censorship is harder to assess than with other types of website. In 2017 modifications to its algorithms resulted in reduced traffic to "left-wing, progressive and anti-war websites, which cut the search traffic of 13 leading news outlets by 55 percent since April". The World Socialist Web Site reported an 85% drop in search referrals over that period.[6]

"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.[7]

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.[8]

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.”[9]

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
Google and the NSAarticle24 August 2013Julian Assange
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
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


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