POLITICAL BIAS: Google Bans Gateway Pundit From News Search –(Thank you to Breitbart News!)
Google has blocked Gateway Pundit from appearing in their news searches and is refusing to explain their reasoning.
Google claims that they are not politically biased, but that has been proven to be a lie over and over again.
Last week, The Gateway Pundit applied to be listed in Google News and were denied. Our exclusive reports frequently appear in their news alerts when they are aggregated on to other sites, but never from our own.
The emailed denial reads as follows:
Review Complete: Site Rejected
Thanks for your interest in sharing your content via Google News. Unfortunately, we can’t include your website in Google News at this time.
Before you request inclusion again, review our content policies and technical guidelines. You can also visit the Google News Help Forum, where Google News employees and publishers often share helpful tips and expertise. Members of the forum may provide specific suggestions and feedback for your website.
While we can’t provide specific feedback for publishers seeking inclusion, here are the top 3 most common reasons for rejection.
- Unoriginal content: Google News values original reporting. If your site shows syndicated content, make sure it’s properly attributes and makes up less than 50% of the content on your site. Advertising and other paid promotional material on your pages should not exceed your content.
- Unclear ownership or authorship: Google News strives to show readers news from transparent sites with verifiable author information. Make sure site ownership, mission, and contact information (such as email and physical addresses and phone numbers) are available. Articles should display author information.
After a minimum of 60 days, you can submit your website for review again using the Request Inclusion in Google News button next to your site in the Publisher Center.
Breitbart News kindly pointed out, neither of the reasons for denial apply to our website.
“The vast majority of articles on The Gateway Pundit are original write-ups from its reporters. The site has also published multiple exclusive stories over the past year, including comments from U.S. Senators, a letter from President Trump to Vladimir Putin, as well as information on outgoing defense secretary Gen. Jim Mattis’ long-rumored presidential bid,” Breitbart noted.
The story Breitbart linked to about our comments from US Senators is a perfect example of Google’s nonsense. As you can see here, our original story about Senator Rand Paul telling me that he supports immunity for WikiLeaks publisher Julian Assange was picked up by many other outlets and their coverage of my report appeared in Google News alerts — but my original was no where to be found.
This is the case for much of our content.
Additionally, the result when people search for our site immediately calls us “fake news.” The publications that helped to lead us into the Iraq War with lies do not.
Also, this is fake news… look what happened when I just Googled “Gateway Pundit” – pic.twitter.com/trJvh7SNbP
— Famoso Loso (@FamosoLoso) December 29, 2018
Blocking sites like ours from being included in search results not only harms us, but it also deprives people of the ability to easily gather information from a variety of sources. Don’t worry Big (Tech) Brother says they will be totally unbiased when they are determining what you are allowed to read.