February 1, 2007
As Raw Story tells us, Google has finally addressed link bombs, attempts to influence the ranking of a given page in results returned by the Google search engine. Specifically, and apparently embarrassing for the corporation, entering “miserable failure” in the search engine returned George Bush. Vladimir Putin returned “enemy of the people,” a description not too far off the mark.
“While Google has known about link bombs for years, it had previously expressed reluctance to defuse them individually because it didn’t want to tinker with the objectivity of its Internet search model,” notes Raw Story. However, as we know, in the Bushzarro era, such objectivity is no longer acceptable. Indeed, for a profit-based corporation, it can be deadly.
Google bombs are one thing, delisting web sites for their political content is quite another. For instance, take Google delisting the Italian web site Uruknet as a news source, thus removing it from the Google News page. According to Alexa, the web-ranking organization, Uruknet is highly rated as an Iraqi news source. “URUKNET is and has been the most consistent, credible, and powerful web-based source of News and Information on Iraq during the last 4 years. They have incomparable lines of communication direct from inside Iraq that fly in the face of the lies of the Global Corporate Empire. When the imperialists cannot buy off or intimidate websites like URUKNET, they can always depend on their billion dollar corporations like Google to get the job done,” explains Les Blough of AxisofLogic.
But then, of course, the idea here is not to provide both sides of a given news story, but only the politically correct, that is to say the neocon side of a given news story. In essence, Google News is not much different than the New York Times or the CIA’s favorite newspaper, the Washington Post.
According to Robert Steele, former intelligence officer the second-ranking civilian in U.S. Marine Corps Intelligence from 1988-1992, Google takes “money and direction from my old colleague Dr. Rick Steinheiser in the Office of Research and Development at CIA.” As well, according to the Google Watch web site, Google hires former spooks, for instance Matt Cutts, a former NSA employee with a “top-secret clearance.”
In the future, we should expect Google to be whistle clean and return only results politically acceptable to our rulers, who can’t have truth seekers such as those posted at the Uruknet site running around, throwing cold water on their world domination project.