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Big Tech Is Now Under Democrat Control With This Latest Move

Republicans are up in arms demanding answers.

Business Insider reports that the Silicon Valley tech giant Google is facing major criticism after it was revealed that the company removed some local news content from its search results in Australia as part of an “experiment.” Critics have called the situation a “chilling illustration” of the power that Google holds over the internet.

The incident is the latest in an ongoing battle between Google and the Australian government, which is currently considering a proposal that would force tech firms such as Google and Facebook to pay local news providers for their content.

Google added a notice to its site last year after the law was proposed, warning that “the way Aussies search every day on Google is at risk.” The Silicon Valley giant said on Wednesday that it had been “running a few experiments that will each reach about 1% of Google Search users in Australia.”

The Australian Financial Review first reported that Google had tweaked its algorithm to bury links from major Australian news providers. Google confirmed the tweak and downplayed it, adding that it conducts “tens of thousands of experiments” every year.

Nine, the publisher behind the Sydney Morning Herald, told the Guardian in a statement: “Google is an effective monopoly and by withholding access to such timely, accurate and important information they show clearly how they impact what access Australians have to that. At the same time, Google are now demonstrating how easily they can make Australian news providers who fall out of their favour effectively disappear from the internet – a chilling illustration of their extraordinary market power.”

Australian Treasurer Josh Frydenberg told reporters: “The digital giants should focus on paying for original content, not blocking it. That’s my message to those digital giants. We have again introduced legislation that’s now before a Senate committee to put in place a world-leading mandatory code to see those digital giants pay traditional news media businesses a fair sum of money for generating original content.”

A company spokesperson commented: “Every year we conduct tens of thousands of experiments in Google Search. We’re currently running a few experiments that will each reach about 1% of Google Search users in Australia to measure the impacts of news businesses and Google Search on each other. In 2018, the value we provided to publishers through referral traffic alone was estimated at $218 million dollars.”

Google reportedly plans to end the experiment in February.

Sources: Breitbart: Google ‘Experiment’ Hid Some News Sources from Consumers

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  1. Now they are realy going to screw us with their progressive ways give it all away with those working and their kids paying for their social experiment.

  2. After reading this article, I can garner a good guess where google intends to put this algorithm to use. And just when I thought things couldn’t get any worse.
    Can we now acknowledge that America, as we know it, is quickly being transformed into something unrecognizable? And if Democrats fulfill their promise of packing the Supreme Court with liberal judges, we may never regain the constitutional right to freedom of speech ever again.
    Big tech companies definitely have way too much power and need to be broken up like the government did AT&T in the 80’s.
    But what really aggravates me, is that congressional Republicans had a chance to address this problem when they had the majority in both houses. They even failed to take action to resolve this issue under the Trump administration, not once, but twice.
    Yes, twice during the Trump administration, congressional committees called for a hearing to question CEOs about the abuses their companies were and continue to engaged in. And both times, all congress provided was lip service to these CEO’s.
    And now, with Democrats about to take power, we see big tech conglomerates ramping up their efforts to silence all conservative voices, just as they did during the 2020 election when they prohibited conservatives to use their platforms so they could easily reach out and communicate with the American people. They even silenced any news articles that cast a negative light on the democratic nominee.
    Pretty soon this country is going to look and feel more like Communist China than America. It’s like we are living in an alternate universe.
    AOC has said she and some of her colleagues had discussed the possibility of creating a commission committee that would be in charge of what we the people are allowed to hear, and what we are allowed to say. Another Democratic politician was over heard suggesting it would be wise to send all those who voted for Trump to a re-education camp to “deprogram” them because he believes we have all been brainwashed. Other democratic politicians have voiced other ways to punish anyone who supported Trump. Has our government now become a communistic regime? Just think about the abuse of power the Democrats has been engaged in since winning this election.
    Am I the only one who thinks that using the power of your congressional office or the position you have as a CEO in a company, to block someone’s employment opportunities on the premise that they hold differing views or has worked for the Trump administration, is abusive? Americans better wake up or we will go down the same path as Rome and loose all that we cherish. As it looks now, I hold no hope out for our once great country.

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