It's no secret to conservatives that big tech has not been friendly to conservatives.
First, they banned Alex Jones and InfoWars from virtually every social media platform… all within 24 hours.
If that doesn't sound like coordination to you, then we don't know what will.
Then, they were accused of tilting the algorithm against conservatives like Glenn Beck and Steven Crowder on YouTube.
Now… Rush Limbaugh is warning that Google is after Breitbart.
Breitbart is one of the most reliable news sources for those on the right, delivering hard hitting pieces and journalism that the mainstream media refuses to cover.
If Google eliminates Breitbart, then it will be difficult for the truth to continue to get out there.
More details on Limbaugh's warning below:
Thanks to undercover videos from Project Veritas, we have more concrete evidence of big tech working against conservative viewpoints.
Rush Limbaugh is using his massive platform to specifically call out Google for singling out Breitbart.
Breitbart itself covered Limbaugh's comments:
Rush Limbaugh spoke on his radio show on Wednesday about the House oversight hearing that took place yesterday focused on high tech monopolies and highlighted how Google has censored content from the Breitbart News website.
Limbaugh aired the audio from Tucker Carlson’s Fox News show on Tuesday night of his interview with Breitbart News Executive Editor Alex Marlow about the censorship:
There’s a congressional hearing going on today. The same House committee, the Judiciary Committee. This is a hearing into antitrust monopolistic practices of big tech. You have Tim Cook from Apple there. You got Zuckerberg from Facebook there. You’ve got Bezos from Amazon there. You got the Google CEO, Sundar Pichai, Pichai, whatever his name is. They’re all there, and they’re being hit hard by Jim Jordan and others.
The purpose of the hearing is multifaceted, as you will hear in a sound bite we have of Jim Jordan. He’s choosing to go after them for their anti-conservative bias, particularly Google and Facebook: Their search results — in case of Google — and Facebook for their shadow banning and Twitter. Jack Dorsey’s there as well.
Now to the audio sound bites. Here is Alex Marlow. Alex Marlow was on with Tucker Carlson last night. Alex Marlow is the editor-in-chief at Breitbart, and this is an example of how Google is essentially trying to erase Breitbart from existing via its search engine. So Tucker Carlson’s question: “Give us an example of what you’ve learned that Google is doing to your site.”
“Gradually since the 2016 election, Google’s been diminishing our search results — and then all of a sudden, in May of this year, we virtually lost all Google traffic, all search traffic altogether. Let me give you some specific pieces of data: A Google track, something called a visibility index. This is sort of like their Nielsen score,” Marlow said.
“That’s when your content shows up on one of their pages. Breitbart’s is down 99.77%. Overall, our Google traffic is down nearly two-thirds. If you want to search for Joe Biden or Biden, the chance of you getting a Breitbart article are virtually zero, virtually no opportunity for you to get it — unless, of course, you add the word ‘Breitbart,’”
“All right. Now, I know there’s a number of different reactions that you can have to this,” Limbaugh noted. “A, it’s obvious what Google is doing here. They are practicing censorship, and they’re doing everything they can, via their search engine and results, to eliminate conservative websites. They are also using — the fact that they control internet advertising, to deprive conservative websites of any Google-related advertising.”
“And most of the advertising on the internet sadly is run through Google. They own it. It is their primary source of income. And they are defunding conservative websites and blogs,” he stated. “And they’re also eliminating conservative websites and backlogs from any search results. Now, you can argue, ‘It’s unfair, they shouldn’t be.’ But look. They’re Google. They can do what they want to do. The idea that we should expect a bunch of leftists to treat us fairly is kind of naive.”
The problem is that the average internet user doesn't realize that Google can actively manipulate what comes up in search results.
These are not randomized things that pop up on the results page.
The algorithm is designed to give preferential treatment to websites based on a variety of factors, including "domain authority" and "trust score."
Watch Jim Jordan slam big tech for censoring conservatives:
A former Google employee even appeared on Fox Business to warn viewers that Silicon Valley is actively working to censor conservative websites.
Just 1 week ago, there was a glitch in the system in which conservative websites disappeared from Google for a few short minutes.
However, an ex-Google engineer raised the alarm that this may have actually exposed a "conservative blacklist."
According to the New York Post:
Google said it has fixed a “bug” that led to several conservative websites disappearing from its search results on Tuesday, but a former engineer for the tech giant said the glitch may have inadvertently exposed an internal list that targeted certain news outlets.
“It appears to have revealed the existence of another blacklist that disproportionately targets conservatives,” Mike Wacker said in a message to the website Mediaite.
“The glitch is that sites on this blacklist disappeared from Google search results, but the existence of the list is very much by design. And that raises a major question: Why was this blacklist created in the first place, and what else is it used for?” Wacker questioned.
For several hours Tuesday morning and early afternoon, users couldn’t access a number of websites on Google search, including Breitbart, the Drudge Report, the Bongino Report and the National Pulse.
Occupy Democrats, a left-wing populist website, also vanished, but the New York Times and the Washington Post did not appear to be affected.
“Today we became aware of an issue that impacted some navigational and site: operator searches. We investigated & have since fixed the bug,” Google said in a statement on Twitter.
“Contrary to some speculation, this did not target particular sites or political ideologies. Today’s issue affected sites representing a range of content and different viewpoints,” it continued. “Our ranking systems don’t index, rank or classify content based on political lean, as we’ve explained in our How Search Works site.”
But Dr. Robert Epstein, who has studied Google’s influence on elections, agreed with Wacker.
“It’s likely that a person or algorithm at Google added ‘breitbart.com’ and other URLs to one or more of the company’s blacklists,” Epstein told Mediaite. “Then, perhaps after some pushback, someone pulled those URLs off the blacklists.”
What's interesting is that this "bug" only appeared to impact conservative websites.
Center or left leaning websites were not apparently hurt by this "glitch," giving credence to the theory that this may have accidentally exposed a "blacklist."
If these big tech companies are censoring content, they are no longer behaving as "platforms," but as "publishers" and must be held accountable.
The public deserves to know the truth about big tech!