One of the Daily Declaration’s most-read articles, “Seven Reasons the World Health Organisation Cannot Be Trusted”, has been censored by Google’s search engine.
[UPDATE 5th October 2021: For reasons unknown, Google has once again allowed access to Seven Reasons the World Health Organisation Cannot Be Trusted via their search engine. Given the amount of traffic this article received when we drew attention to Google’s censorship, we can only speculate that their decision to reverse course was made in light of the Streisand effect].
“Seven Reasons the World Health Organisation Cannot Be Trusted” was published in July this year, and it has proven to be an immensely popular article. But it has recently been brought to my attention that this article is entirely missing from Google’s results when its exact title is entered as a search term.
Scroll ten pages of Google’s results — or the top 100 webpage suggestions — and Seven Reasons the World Health Organisation Cannot Be Trusted is nowhere to be seen.
(It is important to point out that when I wrote Seven Reasons, I was careful to make measured claims and substantiate these with credible sources. I did not indulge in speculation, nor did I make any untrue accusations against the World Health Organisation.)
Concerned that I might be suffering from paranoia, I tried using the same search term on six other popular search engines: Bing, Yahoo, DuckDuckGo, AOL, Ecosia and Yandex. In every case, this article was the number one result, displayed at the top of the first page on these other search engines.
It seems very unlikely, therefore, that Google has simply failed to index this popular article. The most probable explanation is that Seven Reasons the World Health Organisation Cannot Be Trusted carries a message that Google doesn’t want its users to see.
Google’s Track Record with Censorship
This would not be the first case of overt censorship from Google. I have previously reported on hundreds of cases of Big Tech censorship in which Google and its subsidiary companies featured prominently.
You can read the full report at “Big Tech is Biased: Here’s Hundreds of Examples“. Among the instances of overt censorship at Google are the following:
- Google dramatically reduces the visibility of a popular pro-life page that provides extensive abortion information.
- An analysis finds that Google manipulates searches by “fact checking” conservative websites while leaving liberal sites untouched.
- Google classifies pro-life documentary Unplanned as “propaganda”.
- Google makes the Donald Trump fan club on Reddit difficult to find in its search results.
- A former Google engineer leaks 1,000 pages of documents that allegedly reveal Google demoting conservative content even as it claims to be a neutral platform.
- Conservative comedian Steven Crowder uncovers clear evidence of Google and YouTube blacklisting his content from searches.
- Actor Chuck Norris uncovers clear evidence of Google suppressing his conservative commentary in searches.
- A Google whistleblower reveals that Google purposely “down-ranks” independent health websites.
- Google appears to blacklist conservative websites from its search results, including The Daily Wire, Breitbart, and Judicial Watch.
- Google apparently suppresses image searches linking convicted pedophile Jeffrey Epstein to longtime associate and former Democrat President Bill Clinton.
- Google censors the Great Barrington Declaration, labelling opposition to lockdowns as “misinformation”.
Google’s Election Meddling and Other Misdeeds
Google has also been discovered meddling in United States elections and even interfering in an abortion referendum held in Ireland:
- Google, Facebook and Twitter ban pro-life ads during Ireland’s abortion referendum.
- Centrist Democrat Tulsi Gabbard sues Google for $50 million for suspending her advertising account during the presidential nomination race.
- On undercover footage, a Google staffer admits that the company can influence the election by “stopping right-wing parties from advertising” and “reducing the exposure of their ads.”
- Data analysis reveals that Google vote reminders were sent to liberals but not conservatives for at least four days during the 2020 U.S. election.
Google has likewise suspended and demonetised various accounts that it considers too ‘conservative’ or Christian for its liking:
- Jordan Peterson is suspended from his Google and YouTube accounts for opposing gender-neutral pronoun mandates.
- Google no longer accepts ads from a Lutheran publishing house, allegedly due to references to “Jesus” and “the Bible”.
- Google blocks an ad for a video by Fox Business Network critical of the Trump-Russia investigation.
- Google bars the Claremont Institute from advertising after it publishes an article arguing that multiculturalism undermines traditional American values.
- Google attempts to demonetise the conservative website The Federalist for its reports and commentary on the Black Lives Matter protests.
- A church’s app is suspended from the Google Play store for “capitalising on a natural disaster” after preaching repentance as a response to the pandemic.
There is also copious evidence from whistleblowers, company executives and corporate decision-making that Google is politically biased:
- An alleged leaked email between Google staff compares mainstream conservative figures Ben Shapiro and Jordan Peterson to Nazis.
- Christian speaker Matt Fradd is banned from speaking at a planned event at Google headquarters in San Francisco.
- Google is reported to be a top contributor to China’s “surveillance state”.
- Google awards grants to 29 left-leaning media outlets.
- Google’s former Washington lobbying chief endorses Joe Biden at the Democratic National Convention.
- An organisation that tracks corporate donations reveals clear left-leaning bias at Google.
- Google is among the top five donors to the Biden campaign.
- Google suspends the Parler app from its app store.
Time to Find a Better Search Engine
In short, when it comes to political content, Google is no longer acting as a search engine but rather a propaganda engine. If you want to search for information across the political spectrum on any issue, Google is not the search engine for you. I prefer to use DuckDuckGo, but there are many good alternatives out there.
So what didn’t Google want you to discover about the World Health Organisation? Find out here.