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Doctor Google: Online search engine starts providing medical advice, pushing drugs and surgery while censoring natural health


Doctor Google

(NaturalNews) In its continuing efforts to serve the status quo medical establishment through controlling and censoring information, Google is now launching a medical search engine called Doctor Google.

In keeping with Google's practice of suppressing alternative medicine and natural health, the new "symptom search" feature is likely to limit access to anything other than mainstream medical sources.

From Daily Mail Online:

"Google claims that around one per cent of the one trillion searches carried out using its algorithms each year are symptom related.

"The technology firm has announced that when users type in symptoms from now on it will show a list of related conditions.

"It will also provide information on self-treatment and whether you might need to visit a doctor.

"'By doing this, our goal is to help you to navigate and explore health conditions related to your symptoms and quickly get the point where you can do more in-depth research,' Google said in a blog post."

What is Doctor Google's real purpose?

It all sounds innocent enough at first glance, but given Google's history of actively censoring alternative health information, there's no reason to believe that Doctor Google will be any more fair or balanced than it has been in the past.

In fact, there's plenty of reason to suspect that Google's Big Pharma backers see this as an even bigger opportunity to steer people away from natural health methods and products.

"Google said it has worked with experts at Harvard Medical School and the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, to help ensure the related conditions it suggests are as accurate as possible.

"It has also checked their list of symptoms for health conditions against high-quality medical information collected from doctors."

In other words, Doctor Google was essentially created under the auspices of the medical establishment. There's no mention of natural remedies or alternatives; it's all based on "high-quality medical information collected from doctors."

Why is Google not to be trusted?

Google has been found guilty of censoring everything from political discourse, to information about nutritional supplements. In essence, Google is a giant propaganda machine doing the bidding of its corporate masters.

Want more proof?

From an August 2015 article in Natural.News:

"If you have ever done any sort of comparison shopping online, chances are you have probably used Google's Shopping portal to pull up product information and compare prices. But if you live in the U.S. and try to use Google Shopping to buy vitamins, supplements, personal care products, and even many health foods, your search queries will now turn up blank, as Google has apparently blocked access to all vitamins and natural products for American customers.

"Right around June 28 of this year, Google Shopping users first began noticing that search queries for many common health products like 'vitamin C' and 'fish oil' began turning up zero results, whereas before they would generate a copious list of vendors that offered these products, as well as corresponding price information. In the days and weeks that followed, these same users learned that vitamins and natural products in general were no longer showing up in Google Shopping."

That's just one example of the role Google has played in suppressing alternative medicine.

In 2012, Mike Adams, founder/editor of Natural News, exposed Google's censorship of Google Adwords accounts that advertised nutritional supplements and detox formulas.

Google allowed the FDA to influence its policies:

"This secret war against nutritional supplement companies is being waged entirely outside the law, as the FDA gives no notice to affected companies and does not give them any opportunity to respond in their defense. No judge, no jury, no notice, no due process. The FDA simply bypasses legal notice requirements and goes straight to Google, which complies by disabling Adwords accounts, shutting off an important source of revenue for nutritional supplement companies."

Considering Google's track record, can we expect Doctor Google to be any different?

Sources:

DailyMail.co.uk

Natural.News

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