Leaked: Google’s ‘The Good Censor’ Internal Memo Exposes Its Future Plans

Google, Facebook and Twitter have all publicly declared that they are neutral and completely unbiased.  However, in a leaked 85-page document from Google, entitled The Good Censor, the company admits that they now “control the majority of online conversations” and have undertaken a “shift towards censorship”.  The report claims that free speech on the internet breeds conspiracy theories and gave an example of a tweet from then-candidate Donald Trump who accused the company of suppressing negative search results on Hillary Clinton.  A Harvard researcher found that Google did favor Clinton in 2016.  The document uses the excuse that because speech and censorship laws vary from country to country, the tech platforms will need to employ censorship in order to expand their businesses internationally.  The paper also states that Google, its subsidiary YouTube, Facebook and Twitter are no longer neutral platforms, but “editors” and “publishers” which subjects them to more stringent laws. 

News of a leaked internal Google report indicating tech companies intend to censor web content as editors and publishers in response to a political resurgence from the right “confirms our worst fear,” said Media Research Center President Brent Bozell.

“Contrary to Google’s public statements and what they have said to us in private discussions, Google is in the censorship business and apparently the lying business as well,” he said.

Bozell is a leader of a coalition of conservative news organizations they say Google, Facebook, Twitter and others have engaged in censorship of conservative speech that has drastically reduced their traffic on social media.

“We’re going to be meeting with our coalition partners immediately and we will announce next moves very soon,” he said.

Breitbart News obtained a copy of the internal Google briefing, which argues that because of factors such as the election of President Trump, the “American tradition” of free speech on the internet is no longer viable.

Titled “The Good Censor,” the 85-page document acknowledges that Google and other tech platforms now “control the majority of online conversations” and have undertaken a “shift towards censorship” in response to unwelcome political events around the world.

Last month, Breitbart published leaked video footage that showed top executives vowing to ensure the rise of Trump and the populist movement is just a “blip” in history.

An official Google source told Breitbart the document is internal research and should not be regarded as an official company position.

The newly leaked internal document describes unfettered free speech on the internet a “utopian narrative” that has been “undermined” by recent political events and “bad behavior” by users.

The briefing contends the tech giants have been forced to mitigate the competing values of “unmediated marketplace of ideas” vs. “well-ordered spaces for safety and civility.”

It distinguishes between the “American tradition,” which
“prioritizes free speech” over “civility” and the “European tradition” favoring “dignity over liberty and civility over freedom.”

The tech platforms, the briefing says, are now moving toward the European tradition, with Google assuming a new role as the guarantor of “civility” as an “editor” and “publisher.”

In testimony before Congress, however, Google, Facebook and Twitter have insisted that are neutral platforms, which make them immune from Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act.

Breitbart noted that while the “Good Censor” memo’s intended audience is unclear, it obviously spent significant time and effort to produce it.

And many of the briefing’s recommendations are now reflected in Google policy of Google, such as the argument that tech companies will have to censor their platforms if they want to “expand globally.”

Google is constructing a censored search engine to gain access to the Chinese market.

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Disgraced Former Attorney General Holder Advocates Using Rage and Kicking Republicans

Former AG Eric Holder said at a campaign event this week that when Republicans “go low,” Democrats should “kick them.”  Last week, Holder was so incensed over the Kavanaugh confirmation that he urged followers to use their “rage” to to “be rid of these people,” referring to Republicans who control the Senate.  Holder uses emotional and violent language against his opposition, such as engaging in a knife fight, and he has given his followers permission to get physical.

Tucker Carlson says that former AG Eric Holder has given his followers permission to get physical, and shouldn’t be surprised when they use violence.

Barack Obama’s attorney general Eric Holder is fuming over the confirmation of Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh.

So angry is the one-time top lawman that he questions the legitimacy of the highest court in America — simply because a fairly-elected Republican president installed a conservative judge. And he wants everyone who opposed Kavanaugh to use their “rage” to “be rid of these people.”

“With the confirmation of Kavanaugh and the process which led to it, (and the treatment of Merrick Garland), the legitimacy of the Supreme Court can justifiably be questioned. The Court must now prove – through its work – that it is worthy of the nation’s trust,” Holder wrote Saturday on Twitter.

Holder continued to whine about Merrick, who was nominated by Obama but never voted on by the Senate, and further complained that Republicans are appointing judges to federal benches across the nation (note to Holder: The party in control of the Senate appoints judges, just so you know, FYI).

“As you lament the Merrick Garland outrage never forget that McConnell and R’s did not fill lower court seats for YEARS. Those are the seats being filled now. Use the rage of today to get people out to vote and be rid of these people. Your voice matters. Your vote counts. VOTE!” he wrote.

Holder is considering a presidential run in 20202 and is actively fighting against President Trump as chairman of the National Democratic Redistricting Committee. The former AG also loves to employ violent language, as he did during a campaign stop in Wisconsin last Thursday.

“We have to be ready to, you know, not do anything inappropriate, not do anything improper, certainly not do anything unlawful. But to the extent that they want to have a fight, let’s do it. You want to rumble, let’s rumble. You want to have a knife fight, we’re gonna do it.”

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South Africa: Zulu King Worries His Property Can Be Seized, Too. He Is Teaming Up with White Farmers to Develop Farming on His Land.

South Africa:  Zulus are a minority in South Africa, and make up 20% of the population.  Zulu King Goodwill Zwelithini wields influence over millions of rural voters and he is concerned that his land will be expropriated just as white-owned property has been targeted.  He is demanding an agreement in writing that the ANC will not take his land.  In addition, the monarch realizes that under the ANC’s land seizure plan, the country is likely to starve without white Boer farmers.  The king controls 2.8 million hectares, a fragmented sub-tropical area the size of Belgium in the southeastern region of the country, and is forming a partnership with AfriForum, a nationalist group that includes white farmers, to develop agriculture on his land trust.

South Africa’s Zulu king and Afrikaans nationalist group AfriForum are forming a partnership to develop the agriculture on vast swathes of land the monarch controls through a trust, AfriForum’s CEO said on Tuesday.

 

The move comes as the ruling African National Congress (ANC) takes steps to change the constitution to expropriate land without compensation while also seeking to provide security of tenure to people living on royal tribal lands – policies opposed by AfriForum and the king.

 

“We are finalising a memorandum of understanding to make the agreement formal,” AfriForum Chief Executive Kallie Kriel told Reuters.

 

King Goodwill Zwelithini controls 2.8 million hectares, a fragmented sub-tropical area the size of Belgium, under an entity called the Ingonyama Trust.

 

“We have numerous members that have successful farms in the vicinity of the trust. The idea is to get a formula where there can be cooperation between our members and people living on the trust land to stimulate agricultural development,” Kriel said.

 

Much of the farming in those areas is focused on sugar, cattle, game and high-value fruit such as avocados. AfriForum is generally seen as a right-wing, nationalist group that has lobbied for support for “white rights” in the United States.

 

The eNCA news channel’s website on Tuesday quoted the king as saying: “I’m asking AfriForum … to come and help us. They are willing to work with me and my father’s people to uplift agriculture in our land.”

 

The monarch, who wields influence over millions of rural voters, reiterated his warnings to the ANC not to include his territory in its land reform drive.

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