News Briefs 08-05-2017

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Fascism arose in Europe [in the 1930s] with the help of enormous corporations.

Howard Zinn


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emlong's picture
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"MONDAY, MARCH 20, 2017
Investigators are examining whether Google’s far-left news site manipulation played any role in the 2008 cyber operation that dramatically widened the reach of news stories — some fictional — that favored Obama’s and, later, Clinton’s presidential bid, people familiar with the inquiry say. Eric Schmidt, Google’s boss, has confessed to being in the basement of Obama’s headquarters, on Obama’s election, rigging the internet to steer perceptions towards Obama.

Experts say that the DNC hyped up a faked perception of a “Russian Hack” in 2016 in order to distract from the fact that the DNC’s Google, Facebook, Linkedin, Twitter and an army of off-shore bot-farms actually did rig Obama’s original election, the following Mid-Term election and tried to rig the 2016 election for Hillary."

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"Larry Solov did not respond to phone and email requests seeking comment but privately many think they have the feeling that Solov feels that Obama and Clinton were smooth mobsters who raped the taxpayers for trillions of dollars."

'Privately many think they have the feeling that Solov feels'? Sounds like a solid source... ;)

Kind regards,
You monkeys only think you're running things

emlong's picture
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"Sounds like a solid source... ;"

About as solid as the sources claiming that the Russians hacked the US election which is kind of my point. In the free for all that has become "fake news" all sides are players.

I "feel" I am quite justified in assuming Google is not above any kind of shenanigans like this, but of course a look see is necessary. Here below is another look see.

"5. The Google News blacklist. If a librarian were caught trashing all the liberal newspapers before people could read them, he or she might get in a heap o' trouble. What happens when most of the librarians in the world have been replaced by a single company? Google is now the largest news aggregator in the world, tracking tens of thousands of news sources in more than thirty languages and recently adding thousands of small, local news sources to its inventory. It also selectively bans news sources as it pleases. In 2006, Google was accused of excluding conservative news sources that generated stories critical of Islam, and the company has also been accused of banning individual columnists and competing companies from its news feed. In December 2014, facing a new law in Spain that would have charged Google for scraping content from Spanish news sources (which, after all, have to pay to prepare their news), Google suddenly withdrew its news service from Spain, which led to an immediate drop in traffic to Spanish new stories. That drop in traffic is the problem: When a large aggregator bans you from its service, fewer people find your news stories, which means opinions will shift away from those you support. Selective blacklisting of news sources is a powerful way of promoting a political, religious or moral agenda, with no one the wiser."

1. The autocomplete blacklist.
2. The Google Maps blacklist.
3. The YouTube blacklist
4. The Google account blacklist.
5. The Google News blacklist.
6. The Google AdWords blacklist
7. The Google AdSense blacklist
8. The search engine blacklist.
9. The quarantine list.

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so are you happy or are you trying to escape? for me its the latter.

...I forgot how I got here but everyone seems to be heading off in that direction. I hope someone brought food. I have a feeling this is going to be a long journey................

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