Entitled, “Follow the Money: How the Online Advertising Ecosystem Funds COVID-19 Junk News and Disinformation,” the paper takes a closer look at what types of advertising and Search Engine Optimization (SEO) create funding for the types of websites that Big Tech has been censoring lately.
What Emily Taylor, Lisa-Maria Neudert, Stacie Hoffmann, and Philip N. Howard, the four co-authors, discovered is that about 61 percent of “junk news & disinformation sources used Google ads” to monetize their pages. Further, the rest utilize some other type of major advertising platform, which these authors find offensive.
“They are hucksters, fraudsters, peddling misinformation,” stated Howard, the only male who worked on the project, to The New York Times. “It would be a public service to take them down,” he added.
If it were up to Howard, both Google and Amazon, two of the world’s largest advertising mediums, should create internal blacklists to block “false and misleading” websites from being allowed to obtain any advertising revenue, which would effectively shut them down for good.
After Facebook announced a new partnership with The Daily Caller’s fact-checker, Howard also piped in that, “If it helps Facebook re-evaluate this, @polbots research has consistently rated @DailyCaller ‘junk news.’”
Howard is also quoted as saying on Twitter that he believes President Donald Trump, the Trump campaign, and Trump’s supporters all rely on “fake news” to get their messages out on the internet.
If it were up to Howard, no conservative websites would be funded at all, which as we have pointed out many times in the past is a form of fascism – a digital “book-burning,” if you will, that seeks to abolish all opposing viewpoints and opinions that the left finds “offensive.”
In this case, Howard and his team are incensed that some news websites out there do not accept the official plandemic narrative hook, line, and sinker. Because of this, they are now seeking to stamp out all of these websites by cutting off their advertising revenue streams.
“Google has been criticized for repeatedly serving up biased and misleading search results and driving traffic to junk news sources, which in turn can be monetized through advertising,” their paper explains.
It also claims that the widespread availability of SEO tools is a bad thing because these tools are “abused by bad actors to enhance the prominence of junk news in search results.”
These are interesting claims to make, seeing as how a different study recently found that CNN articles are up to three times more likely to appear in Google’s search results than Fox News articles. And other conservative-leaning websites such as Breitbart News no longer show up in Google’s search results at all.
The truth of the matter is that conservatives are under relentless attack, not just by Big Tech but also now by academia. And unless people speak up against these attacks, they will only continue.
“Contact Oxford Internet Institute and demand that platforms provide equal footing for conservatives: Companies need to make equal room for conservative groups as advisers to offset bias,” writes Corinne Weaver for mrcTechWatch.
“That same attitude should be applied to employment diversity efforts. Tech companies need to embrace viewpoint diversity. If you have been censored, contact us at the Media Research Center contact form, and help us hold Big Tech accountable.”
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