In November 2018 The Guardian reported on group of Google employees who published an open letter calling on their employer to cancel its plans to build a censored search engine for China. Google employees were very upset that Google’s Project Dragonfly would allow the Chinese government to blacklist certain search terms.
But their blacklist operations were not just in China.
It is obvious that Google, Facebook and Twitter are using their own political blacklists to censor and diminish traffic to prominent conservative publishers and their supporters.
If you search Google for prominent conservative voices including: Mike Cernovich, Joe diGenova, Jack Posobiec or Gateway Pundit you will see hit pieces and biased attacks.
The Gateway Pundit is one of the largest, most accurate and most influential publishers in the country today. But earlier this year if you searched Google for “Gateway Pundit” the first item that popped up was a hit piece on The Gateway Pundit followed by several more links that smeared our website.
You had to go to the fifth item before you could even find a link to our website.
On Wednesday Project Veritas released leaked documents from a Google insider that shows The Gateway Pundit, Rush Limbaugh, Glenn Beck, Newsbusters, American Thinker, MRCTV, American Lookout, Twitchy, Daily Caller, Natural News, The Rebel Media, LifeNews, BizPac Review, YoungCons and many others are being targeted, censored, blacklisted and silenced by Google.
It doesn’t matter if you are pro-Tump or a Never Trumper– as long as you are conservative you made their list.
One of the documents includes “news black list site for google now.”
— Project Veritas (@Project_Veritas) August 14, 2019
According to Project Veritas this is a “Manual list of sites” excluded from appearing as Google Now stories.