Google blacklists conservative sites

The Conservative Treehouse (The Last Refuge) was one of the sites on the list. Access via Google has now been restored.


Google said it has fixed a “bug” that led to several conservative websites disappearing from its search results on Tuesday, but a former engineer for the tech giant said the glitch may have inadvertently exposed an internal list that targeted certain news outlets.

“It appears to have revealed the existence of another blacklist that disproportionately targets conservatives,” Mike Wacker said in a message to the website Mediaite.

“The glitch is that sites on this blacklist disappeared from Google search results, but the existence of the list is very much by design. And that raises a major question: Why was this blacklist created in the first place, and what else is it used for?” Wacker questioned.

For several hours Tuesday morning and early afternoon, users couldn’t access a number of websites on Google search, including Breitbart, the Drudge Report, the Bongino Report and the National Pulse.

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5 Responses to Google blacklists conservative sites

  1. czarina33 says:

    Oh! No! How could that be?!?

    Liked by 3 people

  2. jeans2nd says:

    That Post article is quite informative for being so short.
    If this was a “glitch” as Google claimed, which affected both conservative and progressive sites as Google claims, why was the NY Times, WaPo, National Review, The Bulwark not affected?
    Why was Stella’s Place not affected?

    Either that was no “glitch,” or Google’s AI has taken over control of Google’s code.
    Google should be afraid, very afraid… (lol)

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  3. glendl says:

    I am beginning to understand the excesses of the French Revolution.

    “Those that make peaceful change impossible, will make violent revolution inevitable”.
    { I forget the author of the above quote. } While not a direct correlation, the idea is there. When the conservatives have been totally shut down. there will be serious troubles.

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