Google De-Lists Alex Jones from web search

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  1. nivek

    nivek As Above So Below

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    I don't agree with this at all, it sets a very dangerous and disturbing precedent...

    Google De-Lists Alex Jones from web search

    Tech giant Google has de-listed Alex Jones from its website search engine in its latest effort to unperson the Infowars founder.

    When plugging “Alex Jones” into Google’s search engine, his flagship website Infowars.com doesn’t appear until the third page of its search results.

    The apparent move by Google comes after an employee in April leaked damning internal documents detailing how Google manually manipulates its search results to exclude conservative media websites.

    “T&S [Trust & Safety team] will be in charge of updating the blacklist as when there is a demand,” reads the policy document.

    “The purpose of the blacklist will be to bar the sites from surfacing in any Search feature or news product. It will not cause a demotion in the organic search results or de-index them altogether.”

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  2. wwkirk

    wwkirk Celestial

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    It's not just a bad precedent, it sounds like this is going to be an ongoing policy...Unless they are somehow stopped from doing it.
     
  3. Castle-Yankee54

    Castle-Yankee54 Celestial

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    Well he could have been kept around as a bad example.....but google isn't governed by the 1st amendment.

    Is google the only search engine out there?
     

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