For six days, Google shut down all listings for Natural News.
Google gave no rational explanation. Then, again with no comprehensible reason, Google restored Natural News.
To say this behavior was deranged would be a vast understatement.
It’s possible that the outpouring of protests after the takedown threw Google back on their heels, and they gave in.
But the game is not over. Google could go off on another witch hunt. They’ve proved they’re quite capable of it.
The Natural News debacle stems, in part, from the absurd war against “fake news.” Major media, the prime-cut purveyors of fake news, launched the war after they were left with egg on their faces in the wake of the presidential election. They had to find scapegoats. They had to explain their failure to predict the winner. They had to explain why they overtly supported Hillary Clinton throughout the campaign. They had to do something, anything, in order to deflect blame and derision.
So the Russia-Trump-WikiLeaks-fake news narrative was launched out of the crypts of the Washington Post, New York Times, and other big-time echo chambers.
Natural News was placed in the crosshairs and assailed as a pro-Trump fake news site.
We shouldn’t overlook the fact, as well, that Mike has carried out a highly successful and devastating attack on the medical cartel for years. So-called “science blogs” have been after him, hammer and tongs.
Mike writes: “After six days of being blacklisted by Google, the NaturalNews.com website has been restored to Google’s search results. The action by Google follows the largest and most vocal backlash against Google’s de-listing of any website in the history of the company [Google], and it has sparked many new discussions and debates about search engines, censorship and free speech.”
“For the record, there was never any allegation or evidence that Natural News had intentionally violated Google’s webmaster guidelines. While Google said we were being flagged for a so-called ‘sneaky mobile redirect’ on a very small number of pages in a subdomain (blogs.naturalnews.com) which were created by outside bloggers, Google went to the extraordinary step of banning the entire NaturalNews.com root domain and all its subdomains — a step that would never have been applied to CNN, Huffington Post or other popular news websites. In fact, a Natural News investigation showed that violations identified involving websites like HuffPo, Forbes and CNN did not result in the same kind of blacklisting that was applied to Natural News.” [emphasis in the original]
“Furthermore, while Google did make an effort to provide us with one URL that they said flagged this mobile redirect, to date there hasn’t been a single SEO expert or engineer who could reproduce the supposed redirect issue.” [emphasis in the original]
“Even more disturbingly, when we went to the Google product webmaster forum to ask for help identifying this issue, we were insulted, mocked and accused of lying by Google’s supporters who behaved like a pack of jackals rather than search engine professionals.”
“Through this entire process, Natural News was constantly being called a liar for failing to remove something that Google flatly refused to identify. In essence, we were charged with a ‘crime’ by Google, yet Google refused to provide any details of the crime, nor any evidence of the crime, nor any tool whereby we could reproduce Google’s claimed ‘redirect’.”
“To call this process extremely frustrating for webmasters is an understatement. I continue to believe that Natural News was targeted by Google due to the content of our speech which supports President Trump… and that the ‘sneaky mobile redirects’ issue was merely the justification used by Google to de-list the entire NaturalNews.com website. Google no doubt disagrees with this assessment and says it was just a technical issue, yet we are not aware of any other situation in which a minor technical issue on a subdomain resulted in Google blacklisting the entire ROOT domain of a major publisher, with 140,000+ pages of quality content. Natural News appears to be the only website of its size that has ever been subjected to this extreme censorship for such a minor technical issue on pages posted years ago by bloggers on a subdomain.” [emphasis in the original]
“…No one denies, for example, that Google’s top executives such as Eric Schmidt were working directly with the Hillary Clinton campaign which Natural News opposed. This has all been fully documented by Wikileaks.”
“Had Natural News been a pro-Clinton, ‘progressive’ website, I believe a minor technical glitch on some subdomain blog pages from years ago would have been given a pass. After all, the final decision to blacklist [by] Google was a human decision — called a ‘Manual Action’ by Google — which means someone at Google decided to penalize Natural News for something that was not flagged by any Google algorithm.” [emphasis in the original]
In a world where education has become an exercise in injecting values into students’ heads, people have lost the mental capacity to distinguish between disagreement and censorship. Now, it’s “I disagree with you so I want to shut you up by any means.”
Many independent news sites decided to ignore Google’s censorship of Mike and Natural News. They, too, failed to establish a firm defense of free speech.
Some of these independent sites, knowing what Natural News has done to attack conventional medicine and the medical cartel, decided to stand back and remain silent, because they consider medical information a holy of holies. They will attack major media on many issues, but The Medical isn’t one of them. They’re afraid to explore this area, discover shocking truths, publish those truths, and then open themselves to heavy criticism.
Then, of course, there is the simple fear that Google will censor them, too. Google, the all-powerful Ministry of Truth. Big Brother.
Get this straight. Google, Facebook, and Twitter are go-to allies for major media. The biggest news operations look to these allies for help in censoring information they want to bury. It’s a joint operation.
To the casual observer, it seems that pro-Trump messages are what the Ministry wants to crush. And that’s true. But it’s only the beginning. There are vast oceans of information Big Brother wants to hide.
Oceans, however, don’t disappear.
Water runs deep. And it gets in everywhere.
The author of three explosive collections, THE MATRIX REVEALED, EXIT FROM THE MATRIX, and POWER OUTSIDE THE MATRIX, Jon was a candidate for a US Congressional seat in the 29th District of California. He maintains a consulting practice for private clients, the purpose of which is the expansion of personal creative power. Nominated for a Pulitzer Prize, he has worked as an investigative reporter for 30 years, writing articles on politics, medicine, and health for CBS Healthwatch, LA Weekly, Spin Magazine, Stern, and other newspapers and magazines in the US and Europe. Jon has delivered lectures and seminars on global politics, health, logic, and creative power to audiences around the world. You can sign up for his free NoMoreFakeNews emails here or his free OutsideTheRealityMachine emails here.
5 thoughts on “Mike Adams’ Natural News restored by Goggle after massive takedown”
A site that heavily censors those that disagree with some of his more outrageous claims?
Oh, the irony………..
“… people have lost the mental capacity to distinguish between disagreement and censorship. Now, it’s “I disagree with you so I want to shut you up by any means.”
“Get this straight. Google, Facebook, and Twitter are go-to allies for major media.”
Never believed otherwise.
Natural News is just one of many successful independent (not mainstream) media sites that is being censored by MSM – Alex Jones is just another -Sites followed and supported by millions of people because they offer an alternative to the usual everyday same script – sites that actually support their claims by evidence, not opinion, by real science and evidence that they provide so that we can ‘make up our own minds’.
I’m teaching 4th graders about the first amendment which includes freedom of speech – while I witness free speech censored at an unprecedented level by people and companies that don’t like the message here in the US. My 4th graders understand and respect their right, and the right of others who they may not agree with, to speak what they believe. They understand that they may not like it, they may not agree, but a person has a right to state what they think and believe.
My 4th graders of course don’t know the legal challenges that, even though we may not like it, uphold a person’s right to speak for or against an idea or ideology. They don’t understand that people on our planet are jailed, persecuted and even killed for stating what they believe in, or speaking out against the beliefs of others.
It is a sad day in America when the real world is contrary to the laws of our land. Try explaining that to a child! Try explaining the attempt to create “free speech zones” – and how that makes any sense according to our freedoms upheld by our Bill of Rights. Then try talking to 9th graders, 12th graders.
Our founders had great foresight in protecting our rights, and sadly those rights are being trampled upon today. Why? So that those wanting power and control over us can censor information that challenges their message – through the mainstream media corporations that we all know they own, control, and direct. The sites that attempt to offer an alternative to their message, that may even challenge their message and the truth behind their claims, – are not just being discredited by the MSM, they are now being banned from public internet searches and denied the ability to generate income through advertising and sponsorship of their sites.
This is not just an an attempt to take away the free speech rights of “independent Media”, but it is also an attempt to censor and control the information we have access to so that we can make up our own minds, form our own opinions, and use our freedom of speech to state what we believe.
We should all be using our freedoms to oppose this kind of control which amounts to deception and tyranny.
You start off your comment in labeling Mike Adams and Alex Jones as “not mainstream”. Horseshit. They are as much a part of the the Zionist control mechanism as Rush Limbaugh, Glenn Beck, Sean Handjob Hannity, and all the rest who have sold us out.
It is a fact that we are under martial law with our common courts and common law Bill of Rights removed. And you will not hear Adams and Jones report these facts.
The fraudulent Infowhores and Mike Adams are just another level of controllers who wouldn’t piss on the real alternate media to put us out if we were on fire, and in fact would work in every despicable way to make sure we never threatened their alternate control mechanism.
If you think we are going to champion those traitors here, you are sorely mistaken. They are sell-outs and they are tagged as such.
It’s great you are teaching the kids about the first amendment. I hope you are doing the same with the rest of them. AJ and Mike Adams are part of the controlled alternative media which makes them part of the mainstream media. They, like the don (ald) are steam valves for the masses.