A leaked document has exposed the ugly truth about what passes “news” on the Internet – and it confirms all of your worst fears.
Google, the largest internet company in the world, has a secret plan to control what you see and read. And it claims the time-honored and Constitutionally guaranteed protections of free speech are now a relic of the past.
The future is all about control of what you see, read and know.
And who will have that control?
You guessed it: Google.
The explosive internal document obtained by Breitbart News even has a name that sounds as if it came straight from Orwell himself.
It’s called “The Good Censor.”
From a purely American point of view, there’s no such thing as a “good censor.”
But that’s exactly the point of this shocking document, which makes the case that the values and traditions of the United States need to give way to European (aka socialist) ideals.
In a rebellion against all forms of censorship, Breitbart didn’t just report on the document.
They published the whole thing… uncensored… so Americans can see what’s going on behind the scenes at the company that controls search engine results, news rankings and advertising, not to mention the operating systems of hundreds of millions of cellphones.
It claims – correctly – that “American tradition” places its priorities on the “unmediated marketplace of ideas,” which “prioritizes free speech for democracy, not civility.”
That’s certainly true; American politics have always been raucous as ideas are put to the test every day.
But that’s not what Google is interested in.
The document claims the future is in the so-called “European tradition,” which instead of prioritizing truly free speech and expression focuses instead on “well-ordered spaces for safety and civility.”
Yes, it’s all about safe spaces!
They claim this “favors dignity over liberty and civility over freedom.”
But what use are dignity and civility without liberty and freedom? Our Founding Fathers – who had many opposing ideas – would almost certainly agree unanimously that without freedom, there is no dignity.
They even fought a war over it, as the history books show… at least until Google gets around to censoring those in the name of “civility.”
The explosive report is another example of the Silicon Valley elite attempting to meddle in not only how Americans get their information, but what information they receive, and this isn’t just about Google.
The presentation also specifically names two other major sources of information for millions of Americans, noting that Google, Facebook and Twitter now “control the majority of online conversations.”
We’ve already seen how that’s working out.
Facebook during the election was accused of banishing news from conservative sources from its now-defunct “trending” news section.
And Twitter, of course, has been repeatedly accused of “shadow-banning” conservatives.
That’s the ugly practice in which people THINK their accounts are operating as normal, but any messages they send are quietly hidden from the main “feeds” on the social network.
Twitter has denied the practice, but a former engineer was caught in a sting video admitting to it.
“The idea of a shadow ban is that you ban someone but they don’t know they’ve been banned because they keep posting and no one sees their content,” the engineer said on footage released by investigative journalist James O’Keefe of Project Veritas. “So they just think that no one is engaging with their content when in reality, no one is seeing it.”
This isn’t a practice reserved for people using Twitter for hate speech.
Even mainstream conservatives such as Florida Rep. Matt Gaetz, Republican, have complained about being shadow-banned.
“I feel victimized and violated by a platform that holds itself out to be a public forum,” Gaetz told The Hill. “It’s really frustrating to think that the marketplace of ideas couldn’t accommodate the thoughts and musings that I contribute.”
It’s more proof that you can’t trust the Silicon Valley elites for news and information – and why it’s urgent to make sure you turn to proven news sources you trust… including The Horn.
Bookmark those websites now. Soon enough, you might not be able to find them through Google!
— The Horn editorial team