Despite Being a More Accurate News Source than Mainstream Media for 3 Years and Counting – New Study Finds Gateway Pundit Blacklisted by Google
Democracy Dies in Darkness
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 Google’s blacklist operations were not just meant for 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.
It’s still that way.
In April 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 the Google 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.
And this week another extensive study published by The Wall Street Journal confirms previous reports — Google censors and blacklists conservative content.
Google has long stated that it “do[es] not use human curation to collect or arrange the results on a page,” but a Wall Street Journal investigation has found that the company does interfere with search results more than it cares to admit.
Fair warning: The WSJ report is as detailed as it is lengthy. It spans over 100 interviews, as well as an independent test of Google’s algorithm versus rivals Bing and DuckDuckGo. (You can read the methodology of that test here.) The general gist is that in recent years, Google has shifted from a hands-off, the algorithm-knows-best culture, to one that takes a more active role in deciding how information appears to users. Overall, the report found that Google had made 3,200 changes to its algorithms in 2018; for context, it made 2,400 changes in 2017 and 500 in 2010, according to the report.
The Daily Mail has more on the study. Of course, The Gateway Pundit it a top target of the tech giants due to our prominence and success.
The newspaper also reported that conservative publications have been blacklisted in Google News, and said that it had seen documents to support this claim, fuelling cries of political bias.
Right-wing websites The Gateway Pundit and The United West included on a list of hundreds of websites that wouldn’t appear in Google News or featured products – although they could appear in organic search results, it said.
Every day the tech giants discriminate against and block conservative content online.
The impotent Republican Party refuses to act.
Eventually, conservatives will be driven off the internet entirely.
It is already starting.