Breitbart News is an extremely popular website among American conservatives, and almost everyone has heard of it.
Google does not like that fact.
Google’s own analytics data continues to show that Breitbart News is being censored and suppressed by the tech giant, according to new data seen by Breitbart News and revealed by Breitbart Editor-in-Chief Alex Marlow in his new book, Breaking the New: Exposing the Establishment Media’s Hidden Deals and Secret Corruption.
As Breitbart revealed last summer, Google directly interfered in the 2020 presidential election by suppressing the visibility of Breitbart and other conservative news websites in its search results.Breitbart News
Big Tech giants like Google are supposed to be impartial, especially with a search engine.
If people want to read Breitbart News, or any publication for that matter, they shouldn’t be manipulated into avoiding it.
Google is not only doing that, they’re making Breitbart invisible with certain search terms.
Breitbart’s visibility on searches for “Biden” and “Joe Biden” was wiped out, and searches for the exact wording of Breitbart headlines yielded results from obscure websites that plagiarized the articles’ content in place of the original links from Breitbart’s website.Breitbart News
Here’s the specifics of what Google did.
On April 4, 2016, Breitbart ranked in the top ten search positions (the first page of Google search results) for 355 key terms. By July 20, 2020, that number was down to one search term. We had nearly 17,000 terms in the top 100; that number dropped to around 50 by summer of 2020. All of this happened despite Breitbart working diligently with industry experts to optimize our position in search engines.
Overall, our Google traffic was down about two-thirds over that time period. We believe most of the remaining third of the traffic was due to searches with the term “Breitbart” in it. If you didn’t use the term “Breitbart,” it was unlikely you’d see any Breitbart results, even if we were one of the Internet’s subject area authorities (think issues like immigration, Donald Trump, and media bias, to name a few).
On May 5, 2020, Google killed all of Breitbart’s traffic on stories about Joe Biden. We went from tens of thousands of impressions on searches for “Joe Biden” to literally zero. Google had flipped a switch and turned off the traffic. To reiterate: if you want to search for “Joe Biden” or “Biden,” the chances of you getting a Breitbart article are virtually nil unless you add the word “Breitbart.”Breitbart News
These sneaky tactics are being used to undermine conservatives on the Internet.
If they can do it to a big news organisation like Breitbart, they can do it to anyone.
They’ve now started using another strategy too.
As of February 2021, if you search “Joe Biden Touts ‘Most Extensive & Inclusive Voter Fraud Organization in History of American Politics’ ” (a literal Breitbart.com headline), while the Breitbart article with that exact headline is the fourth result, the top result is a Reuters fact-check titled “Fact check: Clip of Biden taken out of context to portray him as plotting a voter fraud scheme.” (Here’s Biden’s exact quote: “We have put together, I think, the most extensive and inclusive voter fraud organization in the history of American politics.”Breitbart News
It’s up to each of us to decide what the facts are, not the mainstream media.
But their arrogance knows no bounds.
They only want us to believe what they’ve decided we should believe.
And by the way, an interesting point about Google is that they dropped their “don’t be evil” motto a few years ago…
Perhaps that’s why they’re happy to suppress conservative news stories now.
The best response is to use another search engine, like DuckDuckGo, which has less censorship.