Google Ultimatum to Conservative Website: Comply or Lose Revenue
Recently, The Washington Post reported that Google targets critics in academia and journalism.
Can’t have academics leaving the Leftist plantation, now can they.
Recall, the company came under fire for firing senior software engineer James Damore. His crime? He published a controversial memo inside the company where he accused Google of being an “ideological echo chamber”. As his dismissal suggests, Damore proved his argument.
Academics. Check. Journalists. Check. Employees. Check. Google now needed a new victim, so it turned its sights toward Conservative’s on the internet.
Google now terrorizes Conservatives. If they don’t like your content, they blacklist you. They begin by giving the sites the worst ads. These sites showcase foot fungus, and other disgusting ads, while “approved” [Leftist] sites get Lexus ads.
Google strong-armed The Liberty Conservative. Republican Liberty Caucus of Michigan maintains the site, and Google’s AdSense platform used it’s power of the purse to shut down the free exchange of ideas in a single email:
Google ads may not be placed on pages that contain content that: Threatens or advocates harm on oneself or others; Harasses, intimidates or bullies an individual or group of individuals; Incites hatred against, promotes discrimination of, or disparages an individual or group on the basis of their race or ethnic origin, religion, disability, age, nationality, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, or other characteristic that is associated with systemic discrimination or marginalization.
The email warned The Liberty Conservative that it must either remove ads from that page, or ‘modify or remove the violating content to meet our AdSense policies. Please be aware that if additional violations are accrued, ad serving may be disabled to the website listed above. Please be aware that the URL above is just an example and that the same violations may exist on other pages of this website or other sites that you own.’
So much for free speech.
Free speech is a hallmark of the American Experiment, and one we take quite seriously. Liberals and Progressives however are under the impression this and other God-given natural rights are subject to their interpretation. Therefore, they cloak themselves in moral relativism and emotion. And trust me, these fools believe their own rhetoric.
Their views on Conservatives? We are cold, brutal, mean and nasty. Thus, Google uses this definition to rationalize their financial (and other) punishment of Conservatives. But why target The Liberty Conservative?
The offending article discussed the many differences between the alt-right and literal Nazis. Certainly the topic needed to be examined, given the alt-Left’s constant comparisons. Nevertheless, Google AdSense didn’t like the content. And because Google lacks a real competitor, they acts as a monopoly.
We know how monopolies work, and Google fits the mold. The company bullies Conservative sites financially. This is par for the course for Leftists in dealing with Conservatives. In fact, The Liberty Conservative was previously censored by Facebook, which is waging all-out war on God, Guns, and Liberty.
For people who decry bullying as the next coming of Satan himself, they sure have the strategy down pat. They are the bullies. And as long as we support them, we put ourselves in the kill zone.
Google, Facebook, Twitter and most of the other social media sites are clearly Leftists. The problem was so prolific, Mark Zuckerberg called in Conservative leaders to a meeting to discuss the issue.
Remember when Facebook catered to gays?
Facebook recently gave consumers a reaction option outside of just ‘liking’ or ‘loving.’
Some Facebook users can now react to posts with the homosexual community’s ‘pride’ flag.
Unfortunately, not all Facebook users have the option of using this new edition of Facebook reactions.
The social networking site claims that the feature is only available as a default for users living in “major markets with Pride celebrations” or for people who “like” LGBT Facebook pages. Apparently, the limited availability of the reaction is also largely in part due to the claim that it is only being “tested” right now.
According to Quartz,
Other users pointed out that Facebook has released temporary reaction buttons in the past that did not require users to opt in. The company’s announcements for its theme reaction buttons for Mother’s Day and Halloween do not mention any need to like a page or otherwise signal special interest. “Not everyone has a mother, or a good relationship with their mother, but we all got purple “thankful” flowers for Mother’s Day,” wrote Facebook user Sadi Ebon Askavi.
“Not everyone celebrates Halloween, but all the reactions were tweaked to reflect the whimsy of that holiday. What I’m seeing here is Facebook is trying to play both sides. ‘Here’s a rainbow reaction if you’re not homophobic. If you are, no problem! It’s opt in only! You’ll never have to see it!’ So you get all the praise and little to no pushback.”
It seems as though Facebook’s priorities are a little bit misplaced these days.
The Orwellian nightmare is just beginning. Technology keeps developing, and the Left takes full advantage of user-friendly platforms. The repeated attempts to disarm Conservatives won’t stop, in fact, they’ll probably become even more commonplace. It’s imperative, then, that each of us remain vigilant. The right to speak freely is the cornerstone of our Republic.
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