Mike Adams’ Natural News restored by Google after massive takedown

Mike Adams’ Natural News restored by Goggle after massive takedown

I was shocked, but not surprised, by the relatively small number of independent news sites that came to Mike’s defense. Has the 1st Amendment become a faded memory?

by Jon Rappoport

March 1, 2017

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]

My comments:

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.


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Jon Rappoport

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.

21 comments on “Mike Adams’ Natural News restored by Google after massive takedown

  1. dmpeters60077 says:

    Great moment for FREE SPEECH

  2. Bill says:

    Care to strike back? Stop using Google.

  3. Tommy Tunes says:

    This is the Organized THREAT to Liberty , and what is behind this kind of Communism in the USA !!!!

    https://mediachecker.wordpress.com/2014/05/01/islamic-world-tells-clinton-defamation-of-islam-must-be-prevented-in-america/

  4. gail007 says:

    This man is always on top of things and I totally agree with him!

  5. the postman says:

    This whole issue is almost a moot point because those alternative websites exposing the most DANGEROUS information–i.e., that information which, if known widely, has enormous potential to change the status quo — WERE PURGED FROM THE MAJOR SEARCH ENGINES YEARS AGO!

    I’m not talking here about websites that cater to those believing in flat Earth, secretive UFO bases and other such ridiculous nonsense–those aren’t a danger to the status quo. Hell, they’re actually part of the machinery that helps to maintain it!

    The very worst example of censorship ever committed by the major search engines was to expel entire swaths of websites from their search results just based on the fact that those sites were being hosted for FREE and often, their operators were ANONYMOUS!!!

    Think about that for just a moment. If you can openly speak your mind on the web for years using your real identity then could it be that you don’t really have anything all that dangerous to say to begin with? I’m not saying that such sites as Infowars, Rappoport, Natural News and others aren’t a huge benefit to their viewers, I’m saying that they are just the latest segment of the alternative Internet community to come into the elite’s cross-hairs. They’re just not the most “dangerous” segment ever.

    –the Postman ( truthbetold.strangled.net )

  6. DL says:

    I was deeply disappointed in Alex Jones for not defending Mike after Mike refused to ruin Alex Jones and InfoWars. I posted on their websites many times asking where was their support for Mike Adams. Been a long time supporter of AJ site as well as NaturalNews and your site esp. I never received a reply. Disgraceful!

  7. Anon Amus says:

    Google is not your friend! Just like fake stream media (MSM) they have revealed themselves
    as a tool of the cabal and an enemy of the people… STOP using google!!!

    For independent news and information use http://www.goodgopher.com

    You have a choice. So choose wisely…

  8. The issue that is generally overlooked is that Google is a business, just like Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and even WordPress. They can do whatever they want. Google offers a service and if they want to cut a piece of that service then they can do that. It’s just a pretty stupid move. I intend to not use Google again. I found duckduckgo.com and so far it seems to be a very good search engine.

    • arcadia11 says:

      google is not just a business – anymore than amazon is not just
      a business.

    • Greg C. says:

      Your phone company is a business, so should they be able to filter incoming calls to your phone so other people can’t reach you? For whatever reason they feel is appropriate? Intentionally omitting coverage in a network type business, without warning or explanation, is fraud, pure and simple.

      • Rixta Francis says:

        That would be true with a paid service. But Google is free and you don’t need to use it. Every time you want to search for something you can use a different search engine. So how can that possibly be fraud?

        You can call it deception. You can call it wrong. You can call it unethical. But it’s not fraud, because Google never promised anyone to show every website. We have started to believe that and put false trust in Google. But Google never promised it.

        I will try to not to use Google anymore where there are other options. And there seem to be plenty of those.

        • Greg C. says:

          I think you misunderstand, Rixta. I”m arguing from the point of view of the website owners, not the end users. True, they do not pay money for the service, but they pay by providing the content for Google to use and profit from. It’s not an ordinary contract business model, but it’s easy to see how the concept of payment could easily be extended under this new model.

          And just because Google never promised to be fair or accurate, doesn’t release it from its obligation to be fair and accurate. Once you take on an performance obligation to the public, and profit from doing so, you are obligated as long as you continue to do business under the appearance of meeting that obligation. The only way to absolve yourself is to provide a public disclaimer, clearly visible on every search.

          Yes, we need to boycott them, but we also need to recognize that this new business model has the power to hurt people’s livelihood and to silence them. The law must begin to recognize this power and to allow legal claims against it.

          • Greg C. says:

            Sometimes a parallel example is better than an explanation – here is a good one. Say I have a Yellow Pages publishing business. (Or had one, maybe 10 or 20 years ago – who uses them these days?) And I list all businesses, whether they pay for an ad or not, in my directory. I get my list of businesses from state public records. But let’s say, as I compile my directory from those public records, I decide to skip some of the guys I don’t like – maybe I want to punish them for their politics, or because they didn’t buy an ad when they could easily afford it. Anyone who uses the directory will think that it is complete, and make buying decisions based on it. Yet they didn’t pay a dime for the directory. However, the publisher is making a profit from publishing public records and distorting them through omission. Through their omissions, they are basically saying, “The XYZ company does not exist – they are not in business.” Which is false. A lie by omission is still a lie, and it hurts the XYZ company. I’d say they have a good case if they sued.

    • dunc says:

      IMO good observation it being private .but? bust the trust? these have turned into a monopoly on a new kind of venue.they have more money and power than many countries.the distinction ? now utility?

  9. fauxscienceslayer says:

    After hints at exposing Podesta pedophile connections, Andrew Breitbart ‘mysteriously’ dies, soon after the LA pathologist who examined Andrew dies and his widow sells naming rights to straw buyers. While there is some investigative content, and some latitude in the comment section, there is extreme censorship. Click Discuscuser name for mod squad “Removed” content.

    Breitbart, and most of the ‘alternative media’ is MSM LITE.

  10. Christine says:

    Other than getting this information out, what can we DO to promote this work? And thanks, Jon….

  11. JB says:

    “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.”

    What better way to pull the objectees out of the woodwork. Now Google has a wider database of people to “persecute.”

  12. Star Messenger says:

    Nothing cures you like a good dose of your own medicine.

  13. I think you will find the “independent news” (if there’s such a thing) sites that have worthwhile rankings wouldn’t want to rock the boat with Google and lose “position”. The rest probably don’t give a bugger either way. Why should they care? They had no position and aren’t likely to get one.

    If anything, Natural News knocked off top spot might be deemed a “blessing in disguise”.

    Best
    OT

  14. Shellee-Kim says:

    Many thanks for this much-needed show of support for Mike Adams!
    We also need to be cognisant of the fact that the same media-controlling shadow operatives behind many of the world’s mainstream and alternative media sites are one and the same! Their job involves mass censoring of article commentors too. So, who knows, maybe there was much more support for Mike Adams that was ‘removed’ from various sites – just like mine and many other comments were. […]

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