Thanks to NBC News, both Zero Hedge and The Federalist are now barred from Google’s advertising platform for allowing “inappropriate” user comments that were deemed to be “racist.”
Immediately following the George Floyd incident, Black Lives Matter (BLM) sprung into action with violent riots and looting, sparking plenty of criticism. However, this criticism is apparently not allowed because BLM is exempt from scrutiny.
“We have strict publisher policies that govern the content ads can (sic) run on and explicitly prohibit derogatory content that promotes hatred, intolerance, violence or discrimination based on race from monetizing,” a spokesperson from Google indicated.
“When a page or site violates our policies, we take action,” this spokesperson added. “In this case, we’ve removed both sites’ ability to monetize with Google.”
However, not long after NBC News declared its work to have been effective in stamping out “hate,” Google backtracked its decision by clarifying that The Federalist had merely been warned about its alleged policy violations, and told to address them within three days.
One day later, The Federalist announced that it had removed the “offensive” comments from its articles and would be taking no further action. Zero Hedge, on the other hand, was immediately banned from the Google platform when notified about its “offensive” comments.
In the following episode of The Health Ranger Report – be sure to listen! – Mike Adams, the Health Ranger, talks with Zach Vorhies about the extreme bias governing Google’s so-called “machine learning fairness” system:
Free speech is not to be tolerated, say “civil rights activists”
Machine learning fairness, by the way, is a dystopian censorship tool implemented by Google that automatically tags content deemed to be “hateful” for rapid removal from the Google platform.
It does not, however, tag pedophile content, and actually encourages people to watch the channels of pedophiles by steering viewers on the Google-owned YouTube platform to pedophile-created videos – but we digress.
Instead of trying to protect innocent children, Google is more concerned with eliminating independent news outlets that tell different stories from the ones coming out of the mainstream media. Politically driven censorship, in other words, is Google’s primary motivation.
If you question the official narrative surrounding George Floyd, for instance, then Google deems this to be an act of “hate” that is worthy of a ban. The same is true of the Center for Countering Digital Hate (CCDH), which wants to see all platforms that allow free speech to be demonetized.
“We found that lots of those companies are inadvertently funding through their advertising content that (sic) is outright racist in defense of white supremacism and contains conspiracy theories about George Floyd and the Black Lives Matter movement,” says CCDH CEO Imran Ahmed about Google and other platforms that allow third-party advertising.
According to NBC News, both Zero Hedge and The Federalist publish “far-right articles on a variety of subjects,” which means they have to be banned from Google. Furthermore, neither Zero Hedge nor The Federalist supports BLM financially, which also means they have to go.
“The pressure on the tech companies is only going to come from dollars actually, literally getting pulled,” says Caroline McCarthy, vice president of communications and content at TrueX, a digital advertising company that supports banning online voices that are deemed to be “offensive.”
Ironically, so-called “civil rights activists” are leading the way in depriving publishers with which they disagree of their civil rights. These speech tyrants insist that only “approved” forms of speech should be allowed online, and the rest stamped out through blacklisting and bans on revenue generation.
More of the latest news about Big Tech censorship is available at Censorship.news.
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