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REPORT: Google Employees Plotted Attacks Against Conservative News Site Revenue In 2017

Demonetization is a relatively new word in my vocabulary. I was first introduced to the term after I became acquainted with the owner of this page, David Harris Jr. The practice of demonetization is basically a backhanded way of censoring a publisher’s articles and reports because it strips away advertiser income from the publisher, and it has become a major issue for conservative news sites all across the spectrum, including Breitbart News, who is a highly-respected leader in web-based news reporting.  They recently posted a report spelling out some details of how they had been directly affected by the problem, and the perpetrator of their demonetization was not just social media, but Google itself.

More from Breitbart:

Emails leaked exclusively to Breitbart News reveal that a group of Google employees, with encouragement from the tech giant’s director of monetization, began plotting the downfall of this website shortly after the 2016 election.

The group sought to strike at Breitbart News’ revenue by kicking the site off Google’s market-dominating ad services. Although their efforts ultimately failed, the discussion featured senior Google employees speaking frankly about their reasons for targeting the site. These included unfounded allegations of “hate speech” and “fake news.”

In the leaked emails, Google employee Richard Zippel advised a fellow employee that Google would act against Breitbart News “at the site level” if sufficient examples of “hate” were found. This kicked off a concerted effort to find evidence of “hate speech” on Breitbart.

Another employee, David Richter, then forwarded Zippel’s email to his colleagues, urging them to scour Breitbart for examples. Of course, according to the far-left definitions used by Silicon Valley, even the term “illegal alien” can be categorized as hate speech.
According to LinkedIn, Richter is now a technical lead at Google Cloud Storage, where he oversees privacy and security.

The Monetization Director 

In the email thread that followed, Google’s Director of monetization, Jim Gray, confirmed that his team had been monitoring Breitbart News on a weekly basis “since the origin[al] fake news kick-off discussion.”

The comment, made in February 2017, was little over three months since left-wing media kicked off the fake news panic – allegedly over Macedonian bloggers publishing genuinely fake articles for clicks and ad revenue.

Gray’s statement confirms that in Silicon Valley, conservative media was a prominent target of the fake news panic from the very beginning. For these Google employees, the chosen method of attack was Breitbart News’ ad revenue – which like most websites on the internet, makes use of Google’s ad services.

Gray’s enthusiasm to blacklist Breitbart News also raises questions over how he managed YouTube, where he also directed monetization according to his LinkedIn profile. His time in that role overlaps with a period of widespread complaints about the unfair removal of ad revenue from political channels on YouTube.

Instead of challenging the transparently political (the internal discussion group was labeled “resist”!) effort to demonetize the web’s leading conservative website, Gray instead sought to reassure the group that action was being taken. Using the jargon-rich corporate talk beloved on Silicon Valley, Gray hinted at efforts underway at Google to make it easier to strip ad revenue from inconvenient websites.

“A Moral Argument”

The discussion was then joined by Jeff Lakusta, head of technical support for Google’s ad-buying software. Inviting colleagues to join a collaborative project, Lakusta said it would be “tough” to prove Breitbart is hate speech only a “thorough” approach would result in Google demonetizing the website.

As Breitbart News previously reported, Lakusta would later follow up his efforts by co-authoring an open letter to Google’s management, demanding that Breitbart News be demonetized.

Later in the discussion, employees directly involved in the policy area chimed in, including a member of the legal team for AdSense, the Google platform relied upon by many digital publishers for ad revenue.

The employee, Emily Garber then assured Google employees that Breitbart was “very much on our radar.”

“There is obviously a moral argument to be made as well as a business case,” chimed in another Googler employee, Ryan Garza.

Garza’s LinkedIn profile reveals that he liaises directly with Google’s large advertising clients to help them solve “policy and technical issues.”

Emily Garber later returned to the discussion thread, where she confirmed that the anti-Breitbart spreadsheet had been passed to Google’s trust and safety team.

The Digital Ad Monopoly 

Earlier this year, Breitbart News revealed that a cabal of employees in Google’s ad department was directing the company’s ad clients to the page of Sleeping Giants, a far-left organization that attempts to blacklist conservative media organizations – including Breitbart News – by spreading slander to their advertisers.

In the same report, Breitbart News revealed that Jeff Lakusta, Pierre Fite-georgel, and Tim Chevalier had authored an open letter to Google’s management formally requesting that Breitbart be demonetized. It now appears that the letter was the tail-end of a long process within Google to smear Breitbart as a place for “fake news” and “hate speech,” that began mere months after the 2016 election.

Google holds a dominant position in digital ads, accounting for 42.2 percent of the market in 2017 – more than double the share of its closest competitor, Facebook.

Being kicked off the service would be a major financial blow for any website – which is no doubt why Google’s famously far-left employees worked so hard to make it happen.

Update — A Google spokeswoman responded to Breitbart News’ request for comment with the following statement:

We have extensive and very well publicized policies for publishers who choose to monetize with Google ads. We enforce these policies vigorously, consistently and without any political bias. We regularly and routinely review sites in our ad network to ensure compliance with our policies. These emails from early 2017 simply show the AdSense team explaining that such a periodic review was underway.

Google did not answer Breitbart News’ more specific inquiries, including whether the company has any formal internal safeguards against internal bias.

Read the full leaked discussion below.

Dropbox:

https://www.dropbox.com/s/2k3qzcjr9fz86e7/BBN_adsense.pdf?dl=0

Scribd:

Google’s Anti-Breitbart… by on Scribd

Source: Breitbart News

Here at DavidHarrisJr.com, we have posted quite a number of reports of censorship by social media platforms. The range of those affected by the censorship goes all the way from a man whose following numbered in the millions all the way down to little old me and my wife, who do nothing more than a little followup, sharing the articles from this website to various social media platforms. We’ve now been in social media “jail” nine times between the two of us for sharing these articles. At one point or another, we’ve both been completely shut out of our accounts and were required to submit photo IDs to prove we really are who we say we are before we were allowed to resume.

The problem of electronic media censorship is huge, folks. The search engines and various platforms upon which we’ve come to rely are showing their true colors now that they’ve created the environment that causes us to feel as if we just HAVE to have them. The thing I don’t think they want to accept is that they really aren’t indispensable or invulnerable due to their size. Other search engines are already alive and well, and new social media platforms are being brought online quite frequently. I have no doubt that at some point we will see a single platform with the functionality of all of the current social media platforms all rolled into one. I sincerely hope the creators of the platform will have safeguards in place to ensure fair treatment based on constitutional free-speech principles and practices.

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Insider Report: We Can ‘Never’ Let Somebody Like Trump Come to Power Again

For some time now we have known that the social media and Google are owned lock, stock & barrel by the radical Left. Thanks to insiders who took the risk to reveal their schemes we now have an insider report that details a focused internal plan to prevent someone with the same values as President Trump’s from ever being elected again.

More from Breitbart News:

A Google insider who spoke anonymously to Project Veritas claims the company is devoted to preventing anything like the 2016 election of Donald Trump from happening again.

The insider who spoke to Project Veritas also drew attention to the covert suppression of non-progressive voices on YouTube, a Google-owned platform, said that stopping President Donald Trump and other politicians like Trump has become a priority for the tech giant.

The insider claimed that the company did a “complete 180 in what they thought was important,” abandoning earlier ideals of self-expression and “giving everyone a voice” in favor of crackdowns on “hate.”

Previous leaks from Google support the insider’s account of a dramatic shift in thinking following the election of Trump. An internal company document titled “The Good Censor” leaked to Breitbart News last year admits that the company has undergone a “shift towards censorship,” in part as a response to the events of 2016.

Earlier in the year, recently-fired Google software engineer Mike Wacker spoke of a colleague who informed him that a manager at the company said the tech giant “need[s] to stop hate [speech] and fake news because that’s how Trump won.” 

WATCH the interview below:

Source: Breitbart News

What should be obvious is how much of a direct attack this is on the First Amendment rights of Americans. These people are deliberately engaging in censorship of that right by creating algorithms that target conservative values and those who share them.

They are determined to shut down anything that doesn’t follow the path to a complete global takeover and the implementation of a socialist one-world government.

There is an all-out effort from several directions to accomplish that end, and it will continue until similarly targeted opposition brings it to a halt.  We know from past actions (the most recent being the web form that could be used to report difficulties with censorship that reported directly to the president’s staff) that the Trump administration is actively monitoring social media censorship, so it’s not a stretch to believe they are watching Google activity.

A big thing that those who profess to believe that Almighty God is willing and able to intervene in the affairs of our nation is to PRAY for all of those in authority over us, and that the strongholds of the enemy will be torn down. Christians who pray in the name of Jesus can do this, and together we can defeat this attack on this great country.

 


 

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Migrant Accused of Child’s Rape Claims ‘Nobody Told Me It Was Illegal!’

A few hours ago, we shared the report Sting Operation Using Child’s Profile on Gay Sex Site Got Offers from ‘Pride’ Activist Plus Over 100 Men. 

In this next report, we have another example of the problems that are plaguing countries that have encouraged widespread acceptance of migrants who have no idea, or perhaps little concern, for the social morays and customs of the host country. This time a migrant claims his ignorance of the law as his excuse for raping a young girl.

This from Breitbart Europe:

A migrant suspected of raping and sexually abusing a much younger girl claims that he did not know it was illegal in Sweden because no-one had told him.

The suspected sexual abuse took place in April of this year at a family home with the young girl, whose exact age has not been revealed. It is alleged she was forced to have sex with the supposedly 17-year-old migrant, newspaper Lokaltidningen reports.

When questioned, the migrant reportedly admitted that he had sex with the young girl but said that it had not been a crime and was just something that “happened between two children.”

In an Administrative court, it was argued that while the migrant did admit to the crime he was not aware of the laws regarding sexual relations and that no-one in Sweden had taught him what the laws and expected norms were.

The representative argued that the court should not proceed with a prosecution, claiming that the young man had been doing well in school and that his school progress would be harmed if he were to be prosecuted.

Source: Breitbart Europe

So much for peaceful integration into the society of the host nation. It’s too bad we can’t get Democrats to listen to these examples and quit with their push for open borders. We have hundreds, perhaps thousands of criminal offenses committed every day (above and beyond the mere illegal act of coming across the border unauthorized) by migrants rushing across our southern border, yet that seems to have had zero effect on the vote- and power-hungry leftists. They have become so blinded by their lust for power and the quest to wreck the Trump administration that the consequences of such a flood of illegals somehow escapes them.

 


 

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UT Austin Freshmen Threatened With Doxing by Radical Leftists if They Join Conservative Groups

We are enthusiastic supporters of both the Young Conservatives and Turning Point USA. They are leading the charge to educate today’s youth and college students to the disastrous policies pushed by the radical left that characterizes the Democrat party. Their effectiveness has captured the attention of some who I characterize as domestic terrorists. The weapon of choice, in this case, is to threaten young college students with doxxing, which is a practice that came into vogue during the Kavanaugh hearings last fall.

More from Breitbart:

Leftists are threatening to dox incoming freshmen students at the University of Texas at Austin (UT Austin), claiming they will release the students’ personal information if they are caught joining conservative groups on campus, namely the Young Conservatives of Texas (YCT) and Turning Point USA (TPUSA).

“Hey UT23! Do you wanna be famous?” tweeted an account allegedly operated by leftist students, “If you join YCT or Turning Point USA, you just might be. Your name and more could end up on an article like one of these. So be sure to make smart choices at #UTOrientation.”

The tweet also contained two links from an anarchist blog called “Austin Autonomedia.” The blog posts include personal information — such as the names, phone numbers, and emails —belonging to the school’s YCT and TPUSA members.

 

Source: Breitbart News

This is undoubtedly not the college campus of decades past. The Left has come completely unhinged and has now stooped to using social media as the means to put our lives and the lives of our children in harm’s way.

Liberal radicalism was once expressed in terms such as “free love” (meaning, have as much sex as you want with anyone who strikes your fancy, consequences be damned), communal living with free sharing of hallucinogenic and other illicit substances, and protests in the street, using terms such as “antidisestablishmentarianism.” It sounded like a rebellion against governmental control, but we know now that it was just a step in the direction of tearing down the conservative social morays of American society.

These new statements are more radical and threatening than anything we have seen to date and pose a real danger to the intended targets. The Left seems determined to win at any cost, including that of the lives of American citizens in pursuit of lifetime dreams. The leaders of this attack mentality should be dealt with swiftly and severely. Words DO have consequences.

We have a president in office that is doing his best to Make America Great Again, and these people are NOT showing us what that means.

In the words of UT Austin spokesperson Shilpa Bakre, “Students should never be targeted or face harassment for their affiliations, political beliefs or any other reason. The anonymous group behind this doxxing is not affiliated with the university, is not a registered student group and should not present itself in that way.”

 


 

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