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Paul Joseph Watson
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November 30, 2010

In a damning new lurch towards web censorship, Google’s news aggregator has blacklisted Prison Planet and Infowars despite the fact that both websites are internationally known and now attract more traffic than many mainstream media websites, while Google-owned You Tube has frozen the Alex Jones Channel based on a spurious complaint about showing Wikileaks footage that has been carried on hundreds of other You Tube channels for months.

After carrying our content for years, Google News last week purged Prison Planet and Infowars from its aggregator system, ensuring that our stories no longer appear alongside the likes of CNN and Fox News in a frightening early salvo in the move towards a tiered Internet that favors large corporations while independent voices are strangled.

Only smaller sites that re-post Prison Planet content have appeared in Google searches since early November, proving that the campaign is a deliberate effort on behalf of Google to restrict traffic to Alex Jones’ websites. Our stories have been linked almost every day on the Drudge Report for the past three weeks, as our readership figures soar past numerous corporate media websites that are carried by Google News. We are clearly a legitimate and internationally recognized news outlet and yet Google has blacklisted us because it disagrees with our political viewpoints.

In addition, Google-owned You Tube yesterday moved to freeze the popular Alex Jones Channel, which has well over 100,000 subscribers and has had over 75 million views. You Tube made a spurious claim that the channel had violated “community guidelines” by posting a segment from the infamous Wikileaks Apache footage, when the footage is in fact posted in greater length on hundreds of other You Tube channels, including Al Jazeera, Russia Today and CBS News.

When we responded to You Tube by pointing out that the Wikileaks footage in question appeared in multiple places elsewhere on You Tube in far greater length and detail, and that it was not vulgar or offensive but a real incident that was of clear public concern which was posted under fair use (USC Title 17, Section 106A-117), You Tube reacted by freezing uploading privileges for the account while also threatening to terminate it entirely.

You Tube is essentially sending a message that if you disagree with their decision, your claim won’t be considered, you will simply be punished to an even greater degree.

http://www.infowars.com/google-blacklists-prison-planet-com/
 

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Nothing ever changes. If you are big, you are automatically bad. I'm sure McDonalds and Wal-Mart are happy to hand off the baton of bad-guy-of-the-day to Google. Let's face it. Google does not decide if anyone can get to these sites. If they are that large, most users probably go directly there. Google is of much more use to smaller sites with less word of mouth referral.
 

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Nothing ever changes. If you are big, you are automatically bad. I'm sure McDonalds and Wal-Mart are happy to hand off the baton of bad-guy-of-the-day to Google. Let's face it. Google does not decide if anyone can get to these sites. If they are that large, most users probably go directly there. Google is of much more use to smaller sites with less word of mouth referral.
Dang Tex, you really are asleep at the wheel. :laughing:

But then again, I am a crazy tinfoil hat wearer... :lookinup:
 

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So when go to the news section of google it won't return info wars or prison planet? Bummer.

This article seems misleading, google is not censoring anyone, you can still visit both websites but they just don't come up on the google news thingy. I guess they don't meet whatever criteria google has for being a source of news.

Slow news day?
 

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now millions of people will die from flouride in their tap water..... :laughing:
 

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So when go to the news section of google it won't return info wars or prison planet? Bummer.

This article seems misleading, google is not censoring anyone, you can still visit both websites but they just don't come up on the google news thingy. I guess they don't meet whatever criteria google has for being a source of news.

Slow news day?
I guess it depends on what you consider their criteria for news is.. some people actually think MSNBC is a news site, when they have openly admitted they are a propaganda arm. :huh:
 

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now millions of people will die from flouride in their tap water..... :laughing:

I was talking to a chemist who worked for a water company and they said it was uncommon for companies to add fluoride to the water because it was expensive and nobody cared if the water helped fight cavities.

I guess it depends on what you consider their criteria for news is.. some people actually think MSNBC is a news site, when they have openly admitted they are a propaganda arm. :huh:
Yeah, I'm not google so I have no idea what they think is news. Maybe people perceive MSNBC as a "normal" middle of the road-ish credible-ish news source and it looks better for google news to provide news from MSNBC and other non extremist seeming sources.

I do know that like very other company in the world Google's primary goal in life is to make money, if there is a conspiracy going on then the ultimate goal is to make money. Google probably somehow stands to make more money sooner or later by taking off fringe sites like the ones mentioned.
 

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Yeah, I'm not google so I have no idea what they think is news. Maybe people perceive MSNBC as a "normal" middle of the road-ish credible-ish news source and it looks better for google news to provide news from MSNBC and other non extremist seeming sources.
Non extremist?? :laughing: :crazy: Last week a MSNBC host was calling for revolution. I don't remember hearing Alex Jones say anyhting like that.. but hey, I am just a crazy tinfoil hat kind of guy.. :lookinup:

http://lonelyconservative.com/2010/11/msnbc-talker-dylan-ratigan-calls-for-revolution-violence/
 

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Prison Planet has some good points that it rallys and reports on, But soooooooooooooooooo much fearmongering garbage and crazy site supporters and ads for wackjob stuff.

Even some of the wackjob stuff has some credibility that gets tainted by the way it gets presented.


It could be soo much more and better if they refined it's presentation and supporters/ads.
 

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Prison Planet has some good points that it rallys and reports on, But soooooooooooooooooo much fearmongering garbage and crazy site supporters and ads for wackjob stuff.

Even some of the wackjob stuff has some credibility that gets tainted by the way it gets presented.


It could be soo much more and better if they refined it's presentation and supporters/ads.
No, then it would be another mainstream outlet, with none of the really kewl ****.. :laughing:
 

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Non extremist?? :laughing: :crazy: Last week a MSNBC host was calling for revolution. I don't remember hearing Alex Jones say anyhting like that.. but hey, I am just a crazy tinfoil hat kind of guy.. :lookinup:

http://lonelyconservative.com/2010/11/msnbc-talker-dylan-ratigan-calls-for-revolution-violence/

I was not saying they were normal, that's why I put it as "normal" (notice the quote symbols)

Besides normal is what you make it, hopefully ISO will come in and come up with some set standards for what normal is and is not.
 

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Perhaps they are among the first victims of the new 'net neutrality' law our government is so benevolently enacting for our 'protection'?
 
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