Google, the search engine monopoly, is expanding the amount of time it spends between individuals and information.
Andrew Torba, the CEO of Gab, shared a screenshot of what happens when you type the words “The Narrative is Crumbling” into Google.
It’s real. pic.twitter.com/DpcgfA8QTI
— Gab.com (@getongab) January 19, 2022
Here’s a closeup of the image:
The company has begun testing a new prompt on trending topics, notifying users that there are not enough “reliable sources” on the topic. The new prompt appears to be an effort by the platform to reduce the spread of “misinformation,
The prompt reads:
“It looks like these results are changing quickly
“If this topic is new, it can sometimes take time for results to be added by reliable sources”
While announcing the new prompt, via a blog on its website, Google said: “…sometimes the reliable information you’re searching for just isn’t online yet. This can be particularly true for breaking news or emerging topics, when the information that’s published first may not be the most reliable.
“To help with this, we’ve trained our systems to detect when a topic is rapidly evolving and a range of sources hasn’t yet weighed in.
“We’ll now show a notice indicating that it may be best to check back later when more information from a wider range of sources might be available.”
However, Google already massively censors. Lookup any of their golden ideas and you’ll get pages of totally one-sided results. Do the same search on any other independent search engine and suddenly opinions and debates exist again.
Of course, misinformation is just any narrative that is not endorsed by dominant power structures in society – despite their legitimacy. We’ve already seen in the context of Covid alone how often “conspiracy theories” that got people banned and censored turned out to be true. How the endorsed narrative came to silently embrace these once evil narratives.
The obsession with controlling and imposing a narrative is a property of tyrannical power structures of dictatorships and despots. It has no place in a free society.
It can sometimes take time for results to be added by reliable sources manipulated to hide facts convenient to the left.