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Google now threatening Alt-News web-sites

Eric Zuesse

I just happened to notice at one of my publishers, RINF, “Google’s Censorship Of Independent News – Rinf Becomes Latest Victim”, and the owner, Mick Meaney, described Google’s threat to him if he didn’t remove a news-article that was critical of the Israeli government. He promptly removed it. He continued:

Then the next day, as I expected, I received another email telling me to delete a second article. This time it was an article about Donald Trump, written by Eric Zuesse.”

He’s in a predicament:

My choice is now; let Google dictate what information is acceptable, or significantly reduce the amount of time I spend devoted to RINF.”

I used to be published at places such as Huffington Post, Salon, and Common Dreams, but the number of sites that are willing to publish me has gradually reduced as more and more of my articles came to expose the operations that control the U.S. federal government. None of those publishers explained to me why they were dropping me. But now I understand. And Google isn’t alone in this; they’re part of the same operation that has taken over the U.S. and many foreign ‘news’ operations and thus now controls what the publics believe, in many countries.

I knew that this would happen. But, unlike some other courageous journalists, I’m still alive and able to continue doing the best job I can, for the public, and without charging anyone for access to it.

Please spread the word to all your friends, to read my articles at RINF.com, washingtonsblog.com, globalresearch.ca, zerohedge.com, sott.net, off-guardian.org, strategic-culture.org, countercurrents.org, greanvillepost.com, thepeoplesvoice.org, and the few other courageous news-sites that are still occasionally publishing me.

Incidentally, Google (now called “Alphabet Inc.”) were heavily involved in 2011 helping Hillary Clinton’s State Department draw up the plans to overthrow two heads-of-state that allied with Russia: Yanukovych in Ukraine, and Assad in Syria. The head of Google, Eric Schmidt, and the Hillary Clinton aide (now Google executive) Jared Cohen, met in 2011 privately with Julian Assange at the Ecuadorean Embassy, who had no idea, at the time, that they might be prying information from him in order to assist the U.S. State Department to organize jihadists online to go into Syria to overthrow Assad, and nazis online who already constituted two racist-fascist political parties in Ukraine to overthrow Yanukovych.

It’s these sorts of things that the aristocracy want you not to know about — or, at least, not to understand in any accurate way. That’s the reality about ‘news’ as we now have it, at least in The West (the U.S. and its empire of vassal-aristocracies abroad). It’s propaganda.

Investigative historian Eric Zuesse is the author, most recently, of They’re Not Even Close: The Democratic vs. Republican Economic Records, 1910-2010, and of CHRIST’S VENTRILOQUISTS: The Event that Created Christianity.


  1. Sav says

    Maybe I’m just thinking it but when I’ve been googling recently mainstream media outlets are getting precedence in results over blogs which were more word specific. Of course could be some kind of personal search algorithm but with recent news about how Google are clamping down on ‘fake news’ my thinking may be justified.

  2. Seamus Padraig says

    As many people have noted, there are perfectly good alternatives to Google, such as DuckDuckGo and Yandex. There’s also an alternative to Fakebook: it’s called VK.com and it’s Russian made and owned, so the CIA can’t control it. If you decide to open an account there, look me up. On VK, I use the name ‘Patrick Reegan’.

  3. I wrote about this and youtube censorship extensively, but I kind of have to thank Google. They motivated me to create my own domain and get off of all their systems.

  4. A pro-Syria pro-Russia YouTube channel I frequent that mainly posts combat footage from the war had to create a “secret” unlisted channel because Google was threatening to shut him down because of “complaints”. The channel has been operating since 2015 and problems with Google began right after the US general election last November.

    The internet is great for getting alternative information but it’s not good that all the communication channels are controlled by private companies that do the government’s bidding.

  5. John says

    DuckDuckGo claim they do not track our searches on the internet.
    One massive reason to use them for all searches.
    We know Google track us all all the time – and then sell on information on our searches to buyers.
    That is how they make much of their money – by selling on our private information.

    • Yonatan says

      It was ‘Do No Evil’. My view is that with Google you really ‘Do Know Evil’.

  6. Dr. Richard Swanson says

    I find this news to be terrifying. I think we need to immediately boycott Google. There are other search engines out there. I use Bing and DuckDuckGo for almost all my searches(>95%) and find them to be superb.
    Boycott Google

    • dedasherba says

      Since Edward Snowden made it clear that Google, Microsoft and others are sharing the bed with the deep state, I boycott them all. Lately I tried using a Russian search engine Spandex, which is getting better by the day, but have found that the ISP’s in the UK must have been instructed to put it on their blacklist as lots of searches produce error messages that “it cannot be trusted” as it doesn’t have whatever “certificate”. We have now reached the stage where you have to certified by the guardians of Old World Order in order to be part of the WWW.

      • dedasherba says

        Apologizes for the typo it should say Yandex.

      • SVM says

        Well, this might explain why I keep getting “certificate”/”security” alerts when accessing RT from the network of one of my institutions (I can still access the articles — it is just that I have to click “Yes” or “Proceed” several times a minute just to read one article!).

    • Peter says

      Same question as Mohandeer: how can you get alternative search engines without looking for them on Google?

      • I found DuckDuckGo when I started using Firefox browser instead of Internet Explorer (now called Microsoft Edge) when they recommended it.

  7. Dead World Walking says

    ‘Alphabet Inc’?
    All the news from A to B.

  8. Alan says

    Google is a most unethical, mercenary corporation whose ties to the political infrastructure leave one feeling duped. Although Mr Meaney has a right to publish as he pleases, unfortunately he chooses to participate in Google services. Ditch Google and find another way.

  9. “The Art of Not Being Governed”… oh to have the luxury of mountain farmers in S.E. Asia. Well, push-back time, as good as it goes down here.

  10. bl4ckhawk says

    The war criminals are going to get whacked soon…

  11. Simple fix here…STOP using google….there are plenty of other search engines out there! And the added benefit is that it will hurt them where they fear the most, their profits. I haven’t done a google search for a few years now (although I have to admit I still use google maps) and you know what I get better search results (fyi I use DuckDuckGo and it produced everyone of the sites you publish on listed above when I searched your name).

    So if everyone reading this article stopped using google, and they each told everyone they know to stop using google, how long do you think it would take for google to start panicking?

    • SVM says

      OpenStreetMap is a much better alternative to Google maps, although I wish that they did not mimic Google’s hideous colour-scheme (in the UK, we are used to motorways being blue, trunk roads being green, &c., and I am very angry that OpenStreetMap decided to disregard this very-longstanding Ordnance Survey convention), unless you use the following tile server:


      Alternatively, for Great Britain only (does not include Northern Ireland), try Ordnance Survey’s online maps, which have the right colour-scheme and, among online maps, have unparalleled accuracy and precision:


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