Wednesday 6 September 2023

Google unveils new “fact-checking tools” meant to censor and keep independent media out of search results

 Google may have just announced a worldwide ban on independent and alternative media outlets with its new "fact-checking tools."

In a short video, LaToya Drake, head of North American affairs at the Google News Initiative, announced the rollout of new tools the Big Tech company claims will help people "verify and tell news stories" and "improve information quality."  

The Google News Initiative will "work with publishers and journalists to fight misinformation" and features two new tools for so-called fact-checking: the fact-check explorer and the claim review.

"[The fact-check explorer] allows you to easily browse and search for fact-checks from reputable fact-checking organizations around the world," explained Drake. "Google's fact-check explorer is designed to facilitate the work of fact-checkers, journalists and researchers in discovering what has and hasn't been debunked all over the globe. Think of this as a search engine for your fact checks that can help you determine fact from fiction."

To support the fact-check explorer is claim review, a system that allows fact-checkers to "ensure that fact-checked information is prominently featured and easy to find."

Google's new censorship tools part of globalist plan to control free flow of information online

The Google News Initiative's new tools were made in partnership with the United Nations, the World Health Organization (WHO) and several other globalist organizations and are primarily meant as a censorship tool.

Some of the main targets of the new fact-checking tool will be criticisms regarding Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) statistics, the World Bank, the Federal Bureau of Investigation's crime statistics, as well as information on globalist efforts to create a one-world government.

Google's new algorithms are also designed to censor from its search engine any criticisms of the following topics:

  • Information on PhamGKB, an online database with information on the impact of human genetic variation on drug response
  • Statistics on global warming provided by the UN-led International Panel on Climate Change
  • Any other topic the WHO selects
  • Carbon emissions reports from the UN's Energy Statistics Database
  • Greenhouse gas reports published by the Environmental Protection Agency
  • The Anheuser-Busch Baldwinsville Brewery
  • Stanford University's DeepSolar project

In lieu of alternative viewpoints, instead of providing links to independent media outlets in Google searches, the Big Tech company has partnered with globalist organizations to instead show a list of pre-approved, so-called "authoritative sources" on the matter.

"For example, if you Google 'climate change,' you will, at the top of your search, get all kinds of UN resources," explained UN Under-Secretary-General for Global Communications Melissa Flemming during a World Economic Forum event. "We started this partnership when we were shocked to see that when we Googled 'climate change,' we were getting incredibly distorted information right at the top."

"So we were becoming much more proactive," she added. "We own the science and we think that the world should know it."

All of these efforts are part of the years-long initiative outlined by the UN's Global Digital Compact proposal, whose end goal is controlling the free flow of information online, and part of achieving this goal is making sure to shut down any narratives that are not approved by globalist organizations.

In a speech, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres outlined how the Global Digital Compact's "Content Responsibility" section provides Google with the powers to use its new censorship tools to limit the spread of so-called mis- and disinformation.

"Core to our mission is providing trustworthy content and opportunities for free expression across our platforms while limiting the reach of misinformation and disinformation, violent extremism and other harmful content," said Guterres.

"These are not easy issues, which is why we support collaborative efforts that enable companies like Google to continue the work we are already doing to develop clear and transparent policies and enforce them without regard to political party or point of view. We work to raise up authoritative sources and reduce the spread of harmful content, in recommendations and elsewhere."

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