Google Search Suppresses Progressive / Left-Wing / Anti-War Websites

Google Shadow Banned

On September 19, 2017, the World Socialist Web Site (WSWS) published a report on how several progressive / left-wing / anti-war websites had seen dramatic drops in their traffic from Google Search over the prior few months. The WSWS had themselves seen a 74% drop in traffic. Their report, which was actually a follow-up to one they published about a month prior, included the following sites and their corresponding drops in traffic between April to September of 2017:

Site% traffic decrease
(from Apr-Sep)
Global Research-62%
Democracy Now-50%
Common Dreams-50%

The article concludes with the following:

Google’s actions against the World Socialist Web Site and other left and progressive sites are making clear the real targets of Internet censorship: news outlets and political organizations opposing war, social inequality and the domination of society by the financial oligarchy.

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