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Putin bans Google News for disinformation. Russia was right to do it.
Russian President Vladimir Putin has banned google news in Russia, citing their bias in regard to the war in Ukraine. For a long time, American conservatives have complained about the outright censorship in Google’s search engines result, liberal views are pushed to the top while conservatives’ viewpoints are hard to find. It all has to do with the little engineers who tweak the search engine results. Yesterday Putin announced he has had enough; he has labeled Google news as misinformation, banning it in Russia.
Who decides what you see on social media?
Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg, Twitter’s Jack Dorsey (now Parag Agrawal from India) and Google’s Sundar Pichai control much if not all Americans will see online, they are openly ultra-liberal. They are liberals who hit the billion-dollar jackpot while playing with the internet in the 1990’s, none of them are particularly intelligent, they simply hit on a niche and got rich really quick. Twitter and Facebook were created for slackers with time on their hands, none of these CEOs imagined their little websites would be controlling much of what people see on the internet today. Putin noticed this week that Google news was publishing stories about the war in Ukraine that were simply not true. Putin claims Google is actually helping to spread misinformation by leading people to websites with dishonest reporting about the war in Ukraine.
Google also announced action against users who ‘exploit, dismiss or condone’ Putin’s war, in other words if a person supports Russia over Ukraine Google reserves the right to “take action” against you. Strangely Google had no problem with America bombing Iraq into the stone age in the eternal search for weapons of mass destruction that did not exist. Oh well what’s a few thousand dead Iraqis civilians to Google.
Russian statement about Google news released yesterday:
“Google news provided access to numerous publications and materials containing unreliable socially significant information about the course of a special military operation on the territory of Ukraine.”
Putin made it clear in his opinion that Google was purposely spreading fake news about the war in Ukraine. He continued that the Russians want it to be made abundantly clear that nothing we are reading about the war in Ukraine is accurate. Pro Ukraine stories are amplified on Google while pro Russia stories are no longer published. Putin claims Google news and most American media are simply tools for Ukraine, not reporting authentic information, but instead are pushing false information to support the Ukraine war effort. Recently, a Russian court banned Facebook and Instagram in the country after finding them behind “extremist activities”. Putin now views American social media as biased and dangerous.
Google now owns YouTube, further controlling what Americans are allowed to post online. Google says they have the right to remove videos they deem as “misinformation about the Ukrainian war”. Google’s parent company, Alphabet had said that they would block the advert payments to websites and YouTube videos that spread either false or harmful information about the war, this coming right after YouTube removed thousands of real testimony videos of people reporting their injuries from vaccines.
YouTube (really Google) even removed videos of people posting their own document injuries!
Free speech in America is quickly dying, the Biden administration is behind much of the acceleration. Millions of Americans are seeing their free speech eroding online, they see their every word being censored by invisible “safety departments”, who send a single email informing a person that their account is now suspended. The appeal process is not real, they will never response back, the invisible man of Facebook, Twitter and Google safety departments don’t have telephone numbers. Putin did the right thing, he hit back at the same people censoring Americans. Good for Russia.