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2050, 31 Aug 17

Google Flexes Muscle to Squash Speech

Good thing we don’t do Google ads around here.

On Tuesday evening, Google sent a conservative website an ultimatum: remove one of your articles, or lose the ability to make ad revenue on your website. The website was strong-armed into removing the content, and then warned that the page was “just an example and that the same violations may exist on other pages of this website.”

“Yesterday morning, we received a very bizarre letter from Google issuing us an ultimatum,” Shane Trejo, media relations director of the Republican Liberty Caucus of Michigan, wrote on The Liberty Conservative. “Either we were to remove a particular article or see all of our ad revenues choked off in an instant. This is the newest method that Big Brother is using to enforce thought control.”

The ultimatum came in the form of an email from Google’s ad placement service AdSense. The email specifically listed an article on The Liberty Conservative’s site, stating that the article violated AdSense’s policies.

This is a shift because it isn’t the advertisers objecting to the content and pulling their advertising. That has happened forever and is fine. This is an advertising distribution service threatening to pull other people’s ads from websites they disapprove of.


2050, 31 August 2017


  1. Kevin Scheunemann

    Liberal censors at google are typical liberals; purge and eliminate anyone that disagrees with liberal deviancy.

  2. billphoto

    Time to bust up Google.  In the name of filtering out fake news, in June of this year Google implemented their new, updated search algorithm.  In English, a collection of about 30 software modules that read the raw search results, organize them and present them to the searcher.  In practice, this means Google’s new censorship algorithm ‘adjusts’ results for political news and opinion sites that challenge official government and corporate narratives that Google decides are correct.

    A Federal Trade Commission staff report found that Google has intentionally engaged in discriminatory conduct that has strengthened its monopoly power.  It will be a battle, big time, but it is time to bust up the monopoly called Alphabet and prosecute Google Chief Executive Sundar Pichai for the search company’s discriminatory practices.

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