Google's algorithms are Spying and Manipulating your search results
by Paul Craig Roberts via jill - OpEd News Tuesday, Aug 8 2017, 10:33pm
The Google engineer, a Harvard Ph.D., who raised questions about the non-fact-based ideological culture within the Google organization has been identified and fired. Sundar Pichai, Google's CEO, said that the employee in expressing his views had violated Google's code of conduct and had crossed "the line by advancing harmful gender stereotypes in our workplace." The employee, James Damore, confirms that he was fired for "perpetuating gender stereotypes" by expressing his views.
Having fired Damore or permitted Google's Thought Control Czar, Danielle Brown, to fire Damore, Sundar Pichai delivered a caricature of hypocrisy. Sundar addressed Damore's "co-workers who are questioning whether they can safely express their views in the workplace, especially those with a minority viewpoint. They too feel under threat, and that is also not OK. People must feel free to express dissent."
In the face of firing Damore for expressing his opinion, Sundar affirmed: "we strongly support the right of Googlers to express themselves." Sundar says that "many points raised in the memo -- such as the portions criticizing Google's trainings, questioning the role of ideology in the workplace, and debating whether programs for women and underserved groups are sufficiently open to all -- are important topics. The author had a right to express their (sic) views on those topics -- we encourage an environment in which people can do this and it remains our policy to not take action against anyone for prompting these discussions."
However, Googlers must not question feminist ideology.
We should not be surprised that google is opposed to free expression. According to reports, Google works hand in hand with the NSA and CIA to expand unconstitutional spying on everyone everywhere and to suppress independent and dissenting thought and expression.
For example, on July 31, the World Socialist Web Site reported that "Between April and June, Google completed a major revision of its search engine that sharply curtails public access to Internet web sites that operate independently of the corporate and state-controlled media. Since the implementation of the changes, many left wing, anti-war and progressive web sites have experienced a sharp fall in traffic generated by Google searches. The World Socialist Web Site has seen, within just one month, a 70 percent drop in traffic from Google."
Writing in Global Research, Graham Vanbergen lists 13 websites arbitrarily branded by Google as fake news or conspiracy sites whose readership Google has managed to reduce between 19 and 67 percent:
* wsws.org fell by 67 percent
* alternet.org fell by 63 percent
* globalresearch.ca fell by 62 percent
* consortiumnews.com fell by 47 percent
* socialistworker.org fell by 47 percent
* mediamatters.org fell by 42 percent
* commondreams.org fell by 37 percent
* internationalviewpoint.org fell by 36 percent
* democracynow.org fell by 36 percent
* wikileaks.org fell by 30 percent
* truth-out.org fell by 25 percent
* counterpunch.org fell by 21 percent
* theintercept.com fell by 19 percent
It is completely obvious that none of these sites are fake news or conspiracy sites. These sites are under Google censorship because they question the official lies that are used to control the explanations given to the people. With the print and TV media and NPR under its control, the ruling oligarchy is now moving to shut down all Internet explanation that differs from the official lies that are used to keep people firmly locked in The Matrix.
Google is a monopoly. Before monopolists turned US anti-trust legislation such as the Sherman Act into dead-letter laws, Google would have been broken up. Today Google is protected not only by the demise of anti-trust laws, but also by its usefulness to the US Police State. Without Google's active cooperation, it would not be possible for the NSA to complete its total spy network, a network that serves not national defense but suppression of dissent from the agendas of the ruling oligarchy.
Google abuses its power in many ways. For example, Wikileaks reports that among the Podesta email leaks, there is one from Google's Eric Schmidt to Cheryl Mills offering Google's ability to spy on Americans to help the Democrats win the presidential election.
Apparently, Google has chosen to be a monster committed to upholding lies and ideologies in the place of truth. Unless another country with the courage to stand up to Washington creates a rival search engine, truth will disappear from the face of the earth.
[Nevertheless, alternative sites should have known that Google would make every effort to background them in searches, first they tried the excuse of child porn which failed; now they and Facebook use 'fake news' as an excuse to implement draconian censorship -- who makes the decisions, as clearly the largest offender in fake news is the mass media, however, they always appear in front in Google searches -- Google's hypocrisy is searing!
There is nothing fair about Google algorithms that attempt to pre-empt search results by offering only what they IMAGINE a user is interested in; this is a major pain as the same shit keeps appearing, however, when using another computer from a different IP, results are completely different.
Google in its usual double speak says that this algorithm is beneficial to users (my arse) -- in reality it's completely tailored and biased to the extreme. People should be allowed to perform NEW clean searches without interference from mathematical assumptions -- and as we all know an assumption, mathematical or otherwise, is NOT reality.
If Google continues in this draconian manner then of course it will pay a price in market share as is happening as I write. Users are easily able to see the difference in search results by using and comparing one of the many large search engines that compete successfully against Google -- the difference is quite astonishing. The bottom line here is that Google is the enemy of free thought and actions, it is now obviously in the business of 'perception management.'
According to our logs over a considerable period, this site while listed on Google receives virtually no article search results, which was expected after our parent site exposed Google chairperson Eric Schmidt and directly attacked Google for their overt biases, which have recently earned Google a $3.2billion anti-trust fine in Europe. No other site or group has ever had the courage to attack Google in a consistent manner. It should also be noted that we have successfully survived ALL Google's attempts to background this site and so we encourage all alternative sites and search engine users to FIGHT BACK by using other search engines, an easy and very effective solution.]
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