Breitbart Outs High Level Google Effort To Demonetize Its Website

December 11, 2018 - San Francisco, CA - - According to a just published investigative piece, Breitbart is charging that Google engaged in discussions regarding how to deny the conservative website its ad-generated revenue upon the claim that it was engaged in spreading “hate speech.”

Caught dead to rights in a series of electronic communications that were leaked exclusively to the news organization, the ad-hoc group of senior level Google employees operated under a working group entitled “Resist” who combed the Breitbart site in search of something, anything that could reasonably be labeled prohibited speech.

Commencing what was obviously a longer discussion, we have David Richter:

“Anyone want to hold their nose and look through for hate speach?” [sic]

It seems pretty clear that from the outset the assumption had already been made, that Breitbart is a purveyor of “hate speech” and that the “defendant” will be convicted, of course after a fair trial…

“Hate is really difficult since writers have become very artful in demeaning other groups without being explicit about it. That said, do review breitbart pages against our hate policies and have stopped showing ads on policy violating pages we've found. We're working to improve our ability to do this at scale. When sufficient violations have been found we'll take action at the site level.”

What is being referred to here is to move from merely demonetizing individual pages to taking down the site itself.

A little later in the chain of conversation, we have the below exchange showing that the Google-ites already had Breitbart in their sights:

Emily Garber - “Hi all, I'm the pcounsel for our AdSense policies--happy to address any questions. I promise you that Breitbart is very much on our radar and our Trust and Safety team is evaluating the site to determine its policy compliance.”

Another post [this one from Jim Gray] indicating what “justice” for non-Marxists means in Google-land.

“…We have been working to get agreement with ads leadership regarding moving news vertical publishers into an experiment that will give us increased options regarding enforcement. Ray Liu on my team has your spreadsheet and we will be using it as leads when the experiment launches. You should know we're making progress on our side and are appreciative of your time and volunteerism.”

And finally we have this gem from David Motsonashvili:

“I looked at the spreadsheet just now. I've noticed that almost all the stuff there is based on comments, while, as a tactic for getting google to dump Breitbart this may be somewhat successful, I think its relevant to note that it may have a seriously detrimental side effect, which can be seen on other communities like r/the_donald…”

What Mr. “M” is referring to here [aside from a clear admission that demonetization is the goal of this Google effort] is the mention of the subreddit r/The_Donald, an online place where people express their support for President Trump.

If these people get their way, and they are hatching these schemes far faster than they can be exposed, no online community will be safe from the self-appointed curators of political speech.

Despite this not being the first time we have made the observation, it bears repeating; Google is a truly evil entity manned by similarly natured individuals and if this bully boy of the ‘Net isn’t broken into a thousand pieces and scattered to the wind, there will come a time when that will no longer be an option.

End Note:

Here is a link to the Google "Resist" leaked docs - here

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