Edited by TJV News
A “glitch” which prevented Google users from being directed to conservative news sites Tuesday revealed the company essentially possesses a “blacklist” of websites, contrary to statements made to Congress by Google CEO Sundar Pichai.
On Tuesday, Google users discovered the search engine was not providing redirect links to right-leaning news sources including Infowars, Breitbart, The Daily Caller, Newsbusters, The Bongino Report, Human Events, and even news aggregator the Drudge Report.
“At least one left-leaning website, Occupy Democrats, was also affected,” reported Mediaite. “Legacy media outlets — including The New York Times and Washington Post — did not appear to be harmed.”
The company later rectified the issue and chalked it up to a glitch, but the “technical error” pointed to the existence of a blacklist, according to researchers.
“It appears to have revealed the existence of another blacklist that disproportionately targets conservatives,” software engineer Mike Wacker told Mediaite. “The glitch is that sites on this blacklist disappeared from Google search results, but the existence of the list is very much by design. And that raises a major question: Why was this blacklist created in the first place, and what else is it used for?”
Dr. Robert Epstein, whose own work has previously been censored by Google, agreed with Wacker’s assessment, saying, “It’s likely that a person or algorithm at Google added ‘breitbart.com’ and other URLs to one or more of the company’s blacklists.”
As Newswars pointed out, Project Veritas, which documented Google whistleblower Zach Vorhies’ claims of a document called, “news black list site for Google Now,” a master list of sites restricted by the company which included sites such as The National Enquirer, The Gateway Pundit and Infowars.
It would appear this story from last year, was correct. The list revealed by investigative journalists at Project Veritas- contained mostly Conservative, Libertarian and Populist leaning sites, a handful of Left leaning sites are apparently on the black list as well.
Luckily, The Jewish Voice has flown under the radar, and is not on the list. TJV however is consistently shadow banned on Facebook, rarely does a Facebook post show up on our follower’s Facebook feed.
TJV has long suspected Google manipulates their search engine, picking favorites and pushing sites they deem unacceptable towards the bottom of their searches. TJV is indeed vindicated with this verification.
In congressional testimony circa December 2018 concerning censorship and Google’s work with China on “Project Dragonfly,” Google CEO Sundar Pichai told the House Judiciary Committee the search giant does not “manually intervene on any search result.”
Did the CEO lie before congress?
Google CEO Sundar Pichai: “We don’t manually intervene on any particular search result.”
Lying to congress is a crime. ? pic.twitter.com/qEcKCU17IJ
— thebradfordfile™ (@thebradfordfile) January 16, 2019