Google = evil

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Google is the 800 pound gorrilla in the room. It dominates the search and news activity on the internet. Fortunatly, there are other options like the Brave browser which uses DuckDuckGo for searching. Been using both for several months and love them - a lot less hassles and a lot better searching.

Here are two posts at gaming website One Angry Gamer which detail just how evil the Googleopoly is.
First:

GOOGLE NEWS BLACKLIST REVEALED, WEBSITES LISTED
Project Veritas put out a new video that’s nearly 20 minutes long, featuring the Google whistle-blower Zachary Vorhies, who let loose more than 900 pages in a document package proving that Google does engage in biased censorship, and that there are various websites that Google keeps on a blacklist to suppress in order to prevent people from accessing those sites when searching up certain kinds of content.

The full documents can be accessed via a 200MB file over on the Project Veritas website,

A bit more:

Take note that just because these sites are on the blacklist doesn’t mean that they’re completely removed from Google’s search index. What it means is that – on Google News – these sites are suppressed when search queries are entered, and they will appear lower in the search rankings compared to other sites that have more “authority” within Google’s website ranking system.

Additionally, given that these sites aren’t outright banned, it means Google has plausible deniability to state that they aren’t overtly censoring these sites, just downranking them, even though the results are pretty much the same.

The list is pretty comprehensive - they are 80% conservative and christian websites and 20% conspiracy websites.

Second: this:

YOUTUBE BLACKLIST CENSORS CONTENT CONTAINING CERTAIN KEYWORDS
There is a list of keywords that YouTube has on a blacklist that suppresses search results on the video sharing site from content creators that use such words within their headlines, descriptions or tags. These words are designed to down-rank content creators who utilize them to promote or discuss certain topical matters. Content creators deemed to contain “authority” are exempt from the suppression tactics.

Google uses an algorithm called Twiddler, which de-ranks content that they don’t want you to see on their services.

A bit more:

In plain English, the Twiddler helps re-rank search suggestions made on sites like YouTube and Google, and gives preferred results based on criteria that the engineers implement into the algorithm’s database. What this does is it helps reorganize how sites or content appears across YouTube and Google products from certain outlets, and then those outlets are given ratings based on the “Raters” that are employed.

So Google is hiring people to search the web and down-rate posts that do not fit their corporate narrative. The ranking in a Google search is no longer the popularity or volume of traffic visiting that website, it is what the corporate minders want you to see. Again, pure fscking evil.

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