Triggering the Google Social Credit System

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Triggering the Google Social Credit System

USA – -(Ammoland.com)- I learned last week from a Silicon Valley whistleblower, who spoke with the intrepid investigative team at Project Veritas, that my namesake news and opinion website is on a Google blacklist.

Thank goodness the Big Tech giant hasn't taken over the newspaper syndication business yet. Twenty years of column writing have allowed me to break news and disseminate my opinions without the tyranny of social justice algorithms downgrading or whitewashing my words. But given the toxic metastasis of social media in every aspect of our lives, especially for those who make their living exercising the First Amendment, it may only be a matter of time before this column somehow falls prey to the Google Ministry of Truth, too.

Armed with internal memos and emails, former Google software engineer Zachary Vorhies exposed how MichelleMalkin.com (online since 1999) was placed on a news blacklist banning my content from appearing on newsfeeds accessed through Android Google products. I do not advocate violence, publish porn or indulge in vulgarity or profanity (other than my occasional references to Beltway crapweasels). But I triggered the Google Social Credit System and there's no going back.

My apparent sin: Independently growing a large organic following of readers on the internet who share my mainstream conservative views on immigration, jihad, education, social issues, economic policy, faith and more.

Google insiders have confirmed that the Big Tech giant discriminates against right-leaning journalists, pundits and personalities.

Other conservative victims of the Google ban hammer include: Twitchy (a Twitter aggregation site I founded in 2012), FrontPage Magazine (founded by prolific conservative author and journalist David Horowitz), the Daily Caller (founded by Fox News host and journalist Tucker Carlson), Legal Insurrection (founded by Cornell University law professor and investigative blogger William Jacobson), NewsBusters (founded by Media Research Center in 2005), The Gateway Pundit (founded by grassroots social media pioneer Jim Hoft in 2004), the American Thinker (another of the veteran conservative blogs founded in 2003 by Thomas Lifson), LifeNews.com (an independent, pro-life news site founded in 1992 by Steven Ertelt), the Catholic News Agency and The Christian Post. [AmmoLand News, an independent, pro-gun news site founded in 2008.]

I suspect, because so many of the blacklisted sites belong to the original generation of conservative bloggers, that Google's ideology-based censorship significantly predates the timeframe of the documents that Vorhies (who worked at Google for eight years) shared with Project Veritas. Indeed, my first substantiated censorship by Google/YouTube, which was covered by The New York Times, occurred 13 years ago in 2006. Around that time, it also became clear to me that humans, not algorithms, were manipulating Google Images to prioritize unspeakably crude photoshopped images of me disseminated by left-wing misogynists. And not long after, my heavily trafficked blog posts started dropping off the search engine radar altogether.

Several previous Google insiders have confirmed that the Big Tech giant discriminates against right-leaning journalists, pundits and personalities — not to mention free-thinking employees within its own workforce who've been persecuted, fired and even harassed by police for their whistleblowing. Leaked documents also show that a small cadre of meddling social justice overlords at Google Central Command manually manipulate search engine results — despite the company elite's brazen denial of the practice at a recent congressional hearing.

In the early days of New Media, entrepreneurs on the left, right and center rallied around the transparency and open access mantra, “Information just wants to be free.” Now, in the wholly disingenuous names of “trust” and “safety,” the overlords of the internet want to throttle information with which they disagree. Google employees actively demote content on YouTube deemed “controversial queries,” according to internal documents from Vorhies, including the following phrases:

  • Abortion is barbaric.
  • Abortion is wrong.
  • Abortion is murdering.
  • Abortion is a crime.

“Do vaccines cause autism,” “climate change hoax,” and “Girl speaks about the danger in Germany due to rape refugees” were also all red-flagged as dangerously “fringe” by the Google P.C. police. So was President Donald Trump's factual statement that immigration chaos has led to “people that are from all over that are killers and rapists and they're coming into this country,” which one open borders employee complained was “explicit bias” that “we should take a stand on.”

So they're for foreign killers and rapists coming into this country? Noted.

Internal staff complaints catalyze search engine manipulation, so political agitation among Google employees is a harbinger of speech clampdowns to come. Just last week, more than 1,000 Google employees lobbied the company to shun any contract work with U.S. Customs and Border Protection or Immigration and Customs Enforcement. Given that Google works with the hate racket and smear machine known as the Southern Poverty Law Center, you bet I'm worried that my immigration blog and column archives (not to mention all my reporting on the treasonous Silicon Valley CEOs in my upcoming book, “Open Borders Inc.”) will trip the Google Social Credit wire.

With Google's homegrown menaces squelching our freedom of expression, damaging our reputations and livelihoods through slimy and secretive blacklists, and hampering our ability to do honest research — not to mention mining student data in schools by tethering children to Google apps/email/Chromebooks and holding their academic progress hostage to Google's high-tech leash — who needs foreign enemies? China ain't got nuthin' on America's “Don't Be Evil” thought control freaks.


Michelle Malkin
Michelle Malkin

About: Michelle Malkin

Michelle Malkin is host of “Michelle Malkin Investigates” on CRTV.com. As well as the author of “Who Built That: Awe-Inspiring Stories of American Tinkerpreneurs” and “Sold Out: How High-Tech Billionaires & Bipartisan Beltway Crapweasels Are Screwing America…” . Her email address is [email protected]

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    ras52
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    ras52

    “Beltway crapweasels”, good name for them. Thanks Michelle.

    tomcat
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    tomcat

    Google has gotten too big for their britches and they are right in bed with China when it comes to spying on people. I heard just yesterday on Fox news that Mike Lee, republican, who is on the committee to oversee the tech companies was going after Google but when they made a sizeable donation to his campaign he backed off. Money talks.

    Idaho Bob
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    Idaho Bob

    You might have a bad “social credit score” if you are any of the following: Gun owner, Conservative, Pro life, Christian, Traditional marriage, Constitutionalist, Secure border defender, Legal immigration supporter, Men are men, Women are women All of the above (this is the short list) will, and are, affecting your “social credit score” right now. I’m all of the above, and more. I have no intention of bowing to the insanity of this world. The day is coming where you will be told that if you don’t get with the program you can’t buy or sell. “He causes all, both… Read more »

    Wild Bill
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    Wild Bill

    @Idaho Bob, Would one have a social credit score if one did not use social media? Maybe it is time to extend our Constitutional Rights protections to business as well as federal and state government.

    Idaho Bob
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    Idaho Bob

    @Wild Bill, The only “social media” that I use is right here on ammoland. Regardless of that fact, I’m being profiled in other ways everyday. Own a cell phone? Have a utilities bill? Have a concealed weapons permit? Ever bought a firearm? Ever signed a petition? Ever contacted a member of congress (state or national)? The list goes on and on……

    Wild Bill
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    Wild Bill

    @IB, Hmmm, those things are so diverse. Who would be in a position to gather each of those from such separate sources. “They” would have to have access to separate federal data bases, separate state data bases, specific and separate political representatives data bases, and separate business data bases.
    Who did you say is profiling you? How do I check to see if someone is profiling me?

    Idaho Bob
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    Idaho Bob

    @WB, Regardless of my having the answers or not, it is happening. The feds have been collecting data for years. The NSA built one of the largest, if not the largest, data collecting facility in the world. It’s located in Bluffdale, UT, and is capable of capturing your utility bills, phone calls, text messages, credit card info, emails and more. If you think it’s not happening, good for you. My head isn’t in the sand.

    Knute
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    Knute

    Want a bad “social credit” score? Just try posting this link to an official USG, USN, ONI, document, already released under FOIA a couple decades ago:
    https://educate-yourself.org/cn/silentweaponsquietwarsmay79.shtml
    Don’t do it unless you are prepared for the feces to hit the portable room ventilation system. 🙂

    Green Mtn. Boy
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    Green Mtn. Boy

    As usual Michelle shines the light of truth on the Left and how if they can’t have it their way they are giong to pick up their toys and go home,their way or no way.

    Robert
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    Google Social Credit score or Chinese Social Credit Score?

    or…

    Is there a difference

    Wild Bill
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    Wild Bill

    @Robert, If anyone is monitoring you enough to rate you, then you are exercising very poor opsec. “They” (the unknown but computer skillful persons that are watching you) will steal your identity, credit, bank savings, and mortgage your real property.

    Deplorable Bill
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    Deplorable Bill

    The same kind of thing happened to me while on google. These news sources; T.V. and radio, internet, companies, workers and officers say they do none of this conservative, BIBLICAL world views on life and freedom. What they are doing either is or should be against the law. Lies and propaganda are the tools of communism/socialism and dictators. They even went to congress lying through their teeth saying they don’t target, republicans, conservatives, Christians etc. Who is empowering, financing them? Who is protecting them? This kind of evil doings would make a few famous people proud. A few of these… Read more »

    Jaque
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    Jaque

    BY knowing these facts about Google and their discriminative policies against conservatives and gun owners I wonder how many gun owners and conservatives have closed their Google gmail accounts and stopped using the plethora of Google free services? Google tracks and monetizes its users activities, so bandoning Google has a direct effect on their income.