Google Whistleblower Provides Documents Showing Systems and Processes Used to Create Biased Outcomes…

Anyone who has spent time on the internet already knows Google manipulates the internet based on their self-defined ideology.  However, a Google employee and whistleblower has come forward with the documentary evidence explaining how they do it.

Zachary Vorhies has now gone public with the information in order to help people better understand the scope and scale of Google’s manipulative intent.  [Link to Documents]

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Among those documents is a file called “news black list site for google now.” The document is a “black list,” which restricts certain websites from appearing on an Android Google product.  Not surprisingly CTH is listed on the black list.

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302 Responses to Google Whistleblower Provides Documents Showing Systems and Processes Used to Create Biased Outcomes…

  1. Matt Hay says:

    Just came here to call this out to let you know. You, as usual, beat me to it.

    Liked by 3 people

    • mj_inOC says:

      God Bless James and you, sundance.

      No doubt many of us conservatives have recognized this and switched search engines years ago.

      I did over 10 years ago when I had cancer, did my research, and decided, prayerfully, not to follow oncologists’ orders to do chemo…

      KAG

      Liked by 13 people

      • PatriotKate says:

        And, today you likely would not be able to do even that, as they also censor ANYTHING alternative. You are fortunate to have learned about alternative cancer treatments when you did.

        Google and all Tech need to be broken up. Not regulated like they hope (which knocks out their competition). BROKEN UP – AS IN like the Bell companies.

        Liked by 12 people

      • jrapdx says:

        Alas the human body and its malfunctions defy our built-in preference to simplify and categorize. One person’s disease is in fact not identical to any other person’s disease even if both are given the same diagnosis. Of course cancer of any type is no exception. True healers understand this—our healthcare “system” too often seems to do its utmost to discourage healing in favor of practitioners following “guidelines” and applying algorithms. Indeed as you imply, a healing environment grows out of partnership between patients and their care team, when in fact a team effort is even possible.

        So that’s the nub, now there’s proof Google isn’t being a “team player” with the American public, and we know all too well divisiveness isn’t healthy for our nation.

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      • Be search engine is now Yippy! They will become the next google because it is by far a better product for we, the consumer.

        https://www.yippy.com/

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    • An says:

      It *claims* these are due to a “high user block rate”

      Which is an interesting way to shift blame and let the activist groups control this. It’d be interesting to get a lot of people together to block lefty sites at a high rate, but I bet they’d manually filter those out…

      Liked by 10 people

      • deeperinfo says:

        Part of deplatforming strategy.
        The soros minions and true believers flag revealing comments as a way to censor.
        Looks like google has played along giving a heckler’s veto to the antifa resist radicals.
        Websites, patrolled by true believers, play along too.
        Ironic – news providers as censorers.

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    • bertdilbert says:

      Great, black listed by Google, now everybody is going to come here to see why! Somebody call the build the wall people so we can get emergency tree branch supports!

      Liked by 14 people

  2. sarasotosfan says:

    I use Firefox on my Android and I have no issue accessing. What does the Blacklist achieve? Does Chrome go into some sort of circular search that does not find CTH?

    Liked by 1 person

    • Matt Hay says:

      It blocks them from showing up on “Google News”, which is your Google News feed related to the Google App as well as from within the standalone Google App. It doesn’t prevent you from going to the site in Chrome. Just none of the content is “pushed” to you (which is based on their algorithm)… ie. If I show interest in Trump by Googling, etc, I get pushed stories about him from Shareblue in my Google News/Now feed and not those from The Conservative Treehouse.

      Liked by 13 people

    • neal s says:

      The news blacklist “restricts certain websites from appearing on news feeds for an Android Google product. ” (From article linked to above)

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    • SAM-TruthFreedomLiberty says:

      The blacklist CTH was mentioned on was specifically about the Google service “Google Now Stories”
      This is mostly about news that are happening right now shown on android devices start pages. So everything that could wake up the sheep, like CTH, was excluded.
      Some lefty and other sides too but mostly conservative sites showing a clear bias.

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      • Matt Hay says:

        Also that is the content pushed in the Google Now application which depending on the phone is the news feed accessed by swiping right on the home screen, and that pushes you notifications about stories you might be interested in. About all I get is from The Hill for some reason

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        • SAM-TruthFreedomLiberty says:

          Same here.
          The Hill brings a lot of stories regarding spygate and other stuff that interests CTH folks.
          And it’s the only one that’s not blacklisted, I guess.
          Daily caller for example is blacklisted.

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    • cantcforest says:

      Have you set your preferred search engine to something other than Google? I suggest DuckDuckGo.

      Liked by 4 people

    • LEET says:

      Sarasotofan:
      Whenever I would use Google to access CTH I would get a pop up that would freeze my phone with an obnoxious notice about winning a phone or a malware detected warning that would freeze the website. However, once I switched to DuckDuck go…. problem solved. Sundance also indicated that this was an issue with internet providers. I do have more problems when using Verizon to access CTH then I do with my WiFi connection at home. Nonetheless, Google probably has and uses a half dozen or more ways to control information.

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      • John Good says:

        I agree with Sundance when he says its an issue with the Internet Providers.
        Here locally, I cannot access Auto Trader.ca with a provider, yet I go across the street to Loew’s Free Store WiFi & it comes up just like that!
        My friend who owns the first business says that he cannot access Auto Trader.ca either on his internet service!

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    • Chrome > android > google > spyware so why use any of it?
      (truth in adverts. I am currently using a Note 1 cell phone as my Nokia 6750 took a dirt nap. As soon as I find another the Not gets the sledge hammer of security LOL)

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  3. Matt Hay says:

    Should also point out, most of the sites on the list have something in common. Things that aren’t on the list also seem to have something in common. Seems Daily Beast, Vox, Daily Kos, Share(Sharia)Blue Media are all approved sites. I don’t see a single site that one could reasonably was a “liberal” site.

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    • SAM-TruthFreedomLiberty says:

      Media Matters and other lefty sites are on it too. That said most excluded sites are conservative in nature.

      Liked by 1 person

    • Gerry says:

      ..or listed in their instructions as a “hoax site”.
      After everything that we have seen, CBS,NBC,ABC,CNN /Fredo News Network, MSNBC, NYT and the Compost all are guilty of promoting the Russian Hoax.

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  4. Sanj says:

    Absolute power corrupts absolutely.

    Liked by 15 people

  5. Patrick healy says:

    Only ever use duckduckgo and you come up trumps every time Mr Tree house.

    Liked by 7 people

  6. Paco Loco says:

    Google became The Big Brother Apple warned us about in their famous ad.

    Liked by 11 people

    • @ChicagoBri says:

      Apple is with Google, at least in spirit, when it comes to political bias. There old Apple News feed was absolute leftist garbage.

      Liked by 7 people

    • SwampRatTerrier says:

      and it’s said Google is Deep Deep in Bed with the Communist Chinese government.

      Liked by 6 people

      • De Oppresso Liber says:

        It’s more than “said” my friend, it is a direct threat from Google to President Trump. On this past Monday, Google announced that they were working in conjunction with the Chicom’s, developing AI with military applications.

        That just really pisses me off in about five different languages…..I’ve never forgiven Bubba for his role in elevating the Chicoms to a legitimate threat to our national security, or the Hughes Corporation for going along with the sellout. I could shout profane adjectives their way non-stop for about a week.

        Liked by 8 people

        • Rhoda R says:

          And Google is on how many Government platforms? About a zillion I think.

          Liked by 2 people

        • John Good says:

          Worse yet, I read a while ago that the Chinese may have infiltrated Google with their “spies” & are manipulating the search results.
          Think that they are going to let Trump win in 2020?
          I’ve read that the Chinese Plan in this Trade Dispute is to wait till Trump loses in 2020 & then the replacement Gov’t here will let things go back to where they were before Trump!
          You Conservatives better get out & vote like your Country depends on your vote, because it does & IF the Greatest Country in the History of the Free World goes down, then most of the Rest of the World will also.
          Trump saved you from Hillary in 2016 & you must save him in 2020!

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  7. torrentmonger says:

    If you want to see the leaked documents, but don’t want to install the client for that file sharing app, there is a torrent available. Magnet link spotted on T_D:

    https://pastebin.com/raw/jNi5tuBF

    Liked by 1 person

  8. Frank says:

    Oh, you mean the same Google owned by Alphabet? The people with an advanced AI lab in China? The people who refuse to work with DARPA on advanced robotics and AI projects, but who gladly share everything with the Chinese government? THOSE guys?

    Wake me when any action is taken. Not just on Google, but on anything. Anything at all.

    Liked by 9 people

  9. Right to reply says:

    Too much power corrupts, and these people are corrupt. Search engines and social media should abide by the free speech laws, or lose their licenses.

    Liked by 4 people

  10. Bigly says:

    Hence why libs are tards

    They have no idea they can’t access facts, hence their version of truth is all they know.

    It’s really sad – and is the elephant that is now in charge of the gender police running our bathrooms and why California is now teaching in public schools that capitalism is white supremacy …twisted mind f’s

    We are fubarred – this generation is killing the golden goose.

    Liked by 3 people

  11. keeler says:

    For me the most troubling aspect regarding today’s release was the fact that Google, once it learned Vorhies’ identity, reported him to police stating it believed needed required a “wellness check.” [Side note: Red-Flag anyone?]. Vorhies also implied this was not an uncommon tactic used by Google against its employees.

    I’m not sure which prospect is scarier: that Google would cynically call the cops on an employee leaking information using such a pretext, or that Google actually believes Vorhies needed a wellness check for rejecting Google’s consensus.

    Liked by 19 people

    • GGHD says:

      Someone from Google >may have requested more than a wellness check. =
      “VIDEO: Police, Bomb Squad, & FBI Surround Google Whistleblower; Google Turns Bomb Robots, Police Dogs & Guns on Defiant Insider.” (From True Pundit, 8/14/2019)

      “San Francisco Police, its bomb squad and the FBI surrounded the residence of Google whistleblower Zach Vorhies, just hours before he was scheduled to provide evidence to the Justice Department detailing how the tech giant has been manipulating its algorithms to promote an anti-Trump agenda and censor Conservatives on Google and YouTube.”

      “Vorhies is a former senior Google software engineer, who on August 5th was in the process of delivering a Google laptop and internal documents to the Justice Department’s Antitrust division. But his whistle blowing efforts were stymied by police who stormed his neighborhood and locked down several blocks in an attempt to lure him from his San Francisco residence, at the request of Google executives.” ….

      …” During the police activity, Vorhies voluntarily emerged from his residence to inform the horde of police that he was being targeted by Google for whistle blowing and ensured police he was not suicidal.”

      “Meanwhile bomb robots and police dogs were searching the exterior of his residence. Vorhies shared a video during an interview with True Pundit showing the software guru approaching a half-dozen awaiting police with his arms up. Vorhies was detained by police but not arrested, though the incident paralyzed his neighborhood for close to four hours.”
      ***************************
      +There are a number of videos from Local News Stations at the True Pundit’s article.

      Liked by 3 people

    • H. Hawke says:

      wtf is a “wellness check?”

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      • FanGirl says:

        It’s what you do when your grandma won’t answer the phone for 3 days and you have nobody in the area to call to make sure she’s ok.

        Liked by 4 people

      • keeler says:

        Generally speaking, it means someone has asked law enforcement to make non-criminal contact with a person whose health/well being might be in danger, such as someone at high risk of self-harm or with little to no capability for self-care.

        An appropriate request for a wellness check would be asking police to check on an elderly neighbor who lives alone and whom no one has seen or been able contact for days.

        An inappropriate request for a wellness check would be to harass an employee for wrongthink.

        Liked by 10 people

      • Little Berkeley Conservative says:

        It’s when the sheriff shows up at your door and says he’s there to see if you are ok. Basically anyone can call the Law Enforcement Official and say they’re concerned and request one.

        A weird neighbor summoned one to our doorsteps one night. We were “OK” and he left.

        I did ask him if my ex had sent him as it was weird.

        Liked by 1 person

      • KPomeroy says:

        It’s an armed ambush by thought police to make sure you abide by groupthink. New feature of NWO megalomania.

        Liked by 1 person

      • GB Bari says:

        It’s just another variant of what the Deep State tried to do to President Trump, claiming he was “unfit for the office”, claiming he was basically Cuckoo for Cocoa Puffs.

        It’s how all corrupt businesses and governments deal with whistleblowers who expose the corruption – claim the whistleblower is mentally deranged and has no grasp of reality. It’s an attempt to discredit the information revealed by the whistleblower as well as discredit the whistleblower himself/herself.

        Liked by 1 person

        • H. Hawke says:

          but what gave google the authority to call cops on an ex-employee???????

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        • John Good says:

          And it’s a scary weapon to use on someone who is trying to do the right thing!
          One wrong move & instant death by Police Sniper!
          This guy is smart, as he knew exactly how to diffuse the situation & save his life to testify another day.
          BTW: IMO I realize that the Internet as we know it today was originally developed by the Military for their communication purposes & then “refined” for Public Use by the Universities & Colleges. The biggest mistake made was not requiring valid ID in order to access the Internet. You cannot drive legally without a Driver’s License, but you can “anonymously” steal other people’s ID & ruin their lives!
          But then, academia is controlled by Liberals isn’t it?

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    • Kent says:

      In the video I noticed the officer leaning on the mailbox moved away from Vorhies as he backed towards them placing the mailbox between Vorhies and himself while appearing to withdraw a weapon of some sort from his waist area…I tend to believe it was a stun gun or pepper spray but the view was blocked by the officers body.

      He wasn’t quite ‘swatted’ but the officers were more ‘intense’ than just a traffic ticket….

      Vorhies didn’t elaborate but I wonder if they just talked to him there on the street or if the took him elsewhere to establish his state of mind….anyone know?

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    • rayvandune says:

      No, the worst was that the SF cops responded by treating him like a dangerous criminal and cuffing him on the sidewalk in front of his own home! Those goons must have been auditioning for a job with the FBI. Or maybe the SF Police Department thinks it works for Google?

      How many people are there now like me, who never cursed a cop in their life, but now despise at least some of them and trust absolutely none of them? That’s thanks to you Barry, and your slime-ball “wingman”.

      Liked by 6 people

  12. DJT2020 says:

    I am in awe of James O’Keefe. He is a legend.

    Liked by 17 people

    • lotbusyexec says:

      I live very close to his office (Mamaroneck, NY) and have actually run into him at a local diner — went up to him to let him know how much I LOVE and value his work. He looked quite shocked, one, because I live in NY and I am sure that is not the typical tap on the shoulder diner chat, and two because I actually was pleasant. Told me to go to his webpage and apply to help him/cause. Didn’t do that (yet) BUT took care of his breakfast for he and his “girl” friend (she was quite cute!).

      Liked by 8 people

  13. Garavaglia says:

    No surprise here. In my search box, CTH NEVER appears, I have to prompt it, sometimes spelling out the last refuge entirely. Facebook is always listed first, BTW.

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  14. MaineCoon says:

    You’re in good company, SD. Donaldtrump.news made the hit list too.

    Liked by 1 person

  15. thedoc00 says:

    This is not unique to Google but it is informative to see a “how they do it” discussion.

    It would be interesting if somehow the legal documents used against all the big US Tech companies in the EU were made public further expand the discussion. I suspect this issue was one of the major elements of the anti-trust cases as well as the reason I shed no tears for any of them in those cases.

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  16. chojun says:

    As a software engineer –

    Part of the engineering process, especially at mature organizations, involves certain controls that facilitate quality and audit/regulatory requirements.

    These controls fall under an umbrella of software tools called “application lifecycle management” or ALM. The most common of these are version control and work item tracking tools.

    For organizations who are under regulatory controls, it is typically required that these organizations source code changes and associate the changes with work items, which are also tracked and associated to features.

    For anyone wishing to sue Google over this, I would hope that the discovery process would produce:
    * the code changes,
    * when they were introduced,
    * what work item they were associated with,
    * who introduced them,
    * which feature the work items belong to,
    * who created that,
    * which product the feature belongs to, and
    * who owns that product.

    This information would probably reveal “deliberate decisionmaking” at Google…

    Liked by 14 people

    • MaineCoon says:

      Class action would be in order.

      Liked by 7 people

    • Dutchman says:

      Remember when GM had those faulty killer ignition switches?
      They changed the part #, to avoid a recall.
      When the bad guys control the system for recording changes, they can and will manipulate the #’s.
      Doesn’t mean they won’t get caught, tho!

      Liked by 3 people

    • Perot Conservative says:

      And if I recall correctly, part of ISO9000 regulations is tracking it all, incl. a change log.

      And being a hi tech co., everything should be backed up, including multiple offsite backup copies to the Cloud and elsewhere.

      Liked by 1 person

      • felipe says:

        Perot: Just FYI, ISO9000 quality standards are not ‘regulations’ of any kind. They are simply industry standards (i.e., “best practices”) promulgated by the International Organization for Standardization which has been around since just after WWII. Adherence to the standards is “voluntary”… however most major manufacturers around the world do require that their suppliers adhere to one or more of the industry standards and must show proof of compliance through periodic 3rd party audits.

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        • cthulhu says:

          It’s like a cult. If you want to claim ISO status, your ISO auditor will make sure that you have reached out to all your suppliers and demanded that they become ISO certified, as well.

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  17. James Carpenter says:

    Sundar Pichai is a poster-boy for the reason American President must be native born.

    Liked by 18 people

  18. MelH says:

    Free Speech allows you to choose what you want to say. Don’t be timid; get yourself a Social Media account and help the President and AG Barr spread the Spygate news, because that is the ONLY way MANY on the left will ever hear that news. At least 100 times, in the past few days, I’ve read Tweets saying President Trump had Epstein killed to keep from being exposed himself. Those Dems don’t pussy-foot around and it’s time we all STOPPED Pussy-footing around. You should look at the vile photos they have photo shopped involving Melania and the President. They have the President and Epstein smiling and talking to each other while Melania just stands there looking stoned out of her mind. I’ve been testing the waters, seeing how much I can get away with without getting totally banned….No More Mr. Nice Guy Conservative!

    Liked by 4 people

  19. MicD says:

    WOW just WOW!
    Jaw Dropping

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  20. Nobody else sees the irony that (while it’s spelled differently) the whistleblower has the same surname as Jason from the Friday The 13th movies? Maybe this one is an axe murderer of leftist .com’s.
    “August the 14th Par II: Twitter Down the Sh**er”
    “August the 14th Part III: Cutting Off Your Face(book)”
    August the 14th Part XI: CNN Die With a Wimper”

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  21. Nigella says:

    And crickets from the “media.”

    Liked by 2 people

  22. labrat says:

    I can’t tell you how many people refuse to read any article I post from here because CTH is label an extremist right wing website. It’s so frustrating.

    Liked by 3 people

    • MaineCoon says:

      Only extremist left wingers would come up with that connotation. We don’t need anymore RolCons or trolls on site.

      Liked by 9 people

    • StanH says:

      As an inquisitive thinking being, not including CTH in your reading rotation is willful ignorance that should disqualify these people from any real public discourse. It simply proves that these people are leftist lemmings without the capacity for independent free thought.

      Sundance provides truth and this scares the hell out of a liberal.

      Liked by 1 person

    • Jim Smith says:

      That’s a good comment.
      In have any discussions with a leftist… (OK.. MARXIST) relative, she dismisses any CTH, Federalist, Breitbart, Zero Hedge, etc… as Right Wing conspiracy.. blah blah blah..

      All of the above have a far better track record than NYT, WAPO, CNN, NBC, etc…

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    • Bill says:

      I have a Dem buddy that I’ve known for 30 years. He’s more towards the center. He’s all on the Trump train when it comes to the border and immigration. Not on his econ plan. Anyway, I got him to read Sundance’s in-depth posting about Nellie Ohr and when he was done reading it, he said to me, “That dude knows his S–t. He must be some sort of ex intel officer or something.” And now he actually comes here from time to time and reads it on his own now. He doesn’t fully subscribe to the conservative cause but he respects Sundance’s knowledge/skill set so much that he takes him pretty seriously.

      He did however tell me, at this stage in the race he’s voting for Trump but not because of Sundance. But he said if a “Bill Clinton centrist Dem comes around he will probably vote for that guy. As of now, he’s going Trump.

      When it comes to convincing other friends that lean left to read this site I don’t bother. I just learn what Sundance explains and I take it to them as if it’s my own knowledge and they absorb it much more openly. Sometimes it works, others it doesn’t.

      More people need to be exposed to this site. Google is doing a massive disservice to America by banning it from their news.

      Liked by 5 people

      • Bill Clinton as a role model, if that don’t grip your grits…
        I credit ole Bill with singlehandedly undermining the moral moral fiber of America. His lies, evasions & perjury started the slide toward moral equivalency & moral relativism. The effect on a generation was profound. America is only now, with the example of President Trump, leaving that swamp, climbing back on dry land and embracing the idea that some things are just wrong & all cultures are not equal.

        Liked by 2 people

    • KPomeroy says:

      What’s amazing is that SUPPORTING THE PRESIDENT is called extremist!

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  23. StanH says:

    This is vital to the survival of our nation that these oligarchs be brought to heel. All electronic voting machines must be replaced before 2020 severing the connection to any of these tech companies in regards our voting system in any way shape or form. Some states may refuse because cheating is their way of life aka democrats, but a federal election should supersede states rights or any convenient 10th Amendment concerns.

    It is way past time to break up these Robber Barons or become highly regulated like a utility company broken into a dozen smaller more manageable entities. Removing this Sword of Damocles from over the head of the American people and the world as a whole.

    Just like the MSM, they are corrupted to their core.

    Liked by 4 people

    • PatriotKate says:

      Break them up.

      Remember, regulations are burdensome, which means it often keeps the competition out because regulatory compliance costs time, money and resources. The huge companies can afford the regulatory compliance.

      Break them up.

      Liked by 4 people

    • Rhoda R says:

      StanH: While I don’t disagree with your desire for a paper trail election process, I have to point out that the Constitution itself places the conduct of elections under the states’ purview.

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  24. Seeadler says:

    So everyone and their uncle, dems , rino’s, and other compromised individuals, including Rep. Dan Crenshaw, and PDJT are championing the idea of ‘red flag’ laws, ERPO’s-extreme risk protection orders, GVRO’s-gun violence restraining orders for avoiding ‘due process’. Look what happened to Google whistleblower Zach Vorhies, yet another example of ‘for your own good’.

    https://truepundit.com/video-police-bomb-squad-there-were-snipers-on-the-rooftops/
    and Google helps the Red Chinese with their ‘social credit system’ of control. It is not looking good for the future at all. Hong Kong is going down, who will be next.

    My advise to POTUS, stay clear of these laws or you WILL alienate your base, no matter how much good you have accomplished so far. He only is delaying what is coming in the end, but subscribing to such processes against the 1st & 2nd Amendments, among others will bring the chaos that much sooner. I pray for wisdom on his part.

    Liked by 6 people

    • KPomeroy says:

      Trump talks to confuse his enemies, but acts on sound principles. Keep faith and watch. 🙂

      Liked by 1 person

    • TwoLaine says:

      This article had nothing to do with gun control;. Please take it elsewhere and stay on topic.

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      • Seeadler says:

        Completely on topic. Vorhies was singled out via the non due process of a welfare check, aka red flag law. Snipers on the roofs, SWAT team, bomb squad. Yeah, thats a welfare check alright. Open the door, reach into your pocket for a cell phone…poof!
        Read the article. Its about subverting our unalienable rights, First amendment, and same tactic against those who defend 2nd amendment. Thank you for your keen observation.

        Liked by 1 person

  25. Pew-Anon says:

    It is within the power of humanity to annihilate these entities overnight if we collectively decided to to the right thing and stop using their systems. We have the power to do that. We really do.

    Liked by 2 people

    • Dutchman says:

      P A;
      Your ABSOLUTELY right that WE, collectively have the power. THAT is NOT in question.

      The question is ; Do WE, collectively have the WILL? If we have the,WILL, victory is assured. Without the WILL DEFEAT is just as inevitable.

      Tactics and strategy conversations are of little value, until you first establish collective WILL.

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    • PatriotKate says:

      You’re right. However, how many people do you know who are willing to get off of FaceBook as an example? Sadly, most people accept the manipulation as part of the package to get what they want.

      It’s easy for me, because I refused from day 1 to be on Social Media. Most people are stunned to learned I’ve never been on FB and I am in sales for a technology-related company. Figure that out. 🙂

      Liked by 1 person

    • KPomeroy says:

      This comment should be ‘Liked” by a million people!

      Like

  26. willthesuevi says:

    I have long thought of Google as “The Umbrella Corporation”. I have done everything possible to eliminate Google from my computer. Damn hard to do and still not totally sure if I have been successful. I do know they are going to have to work pretty hard to collect any information from me.

    Google somehow seemed to gain control the original older GPS satellite array. Happened after the US replaced the old with a new and improved GPS system, primarily upgrading for the US DoD and NSA. Shortly after I started to phase them out. I admit Google Earth is an amazing tool, and if I need to use it I have a dedicated stand alone, off network computer that I can use.

    I do have an android and I cannot wait for that to fail so I can go back to a flip phone. I am very careful what I do and where I go with that phone. I have nothing to hide, but if they want my information, they can pay me for the data if I so decide.

    If I am wrong on any of this, educate me. The only thing I know about computers is what I have learned myself.

    Liked by 3 people

    • KPomeroy says:

      Does your android have a listening device?

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      • willthesuevi says:

        Oh, I am sure it does. I have gaffers tape over the cameras but I need the microphone for calls and such, but like I said, I do not carry this everywhere – anymore. My understanding is “G” can even activate, listen, record, with the phone turned off. I act accordingly. Yes, my armadillo shell hat is lined with tin foil.
        If someone is listening to me they are more bored than the Maytag Man.
        (OK, I just outed my age group :-))

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  27. Michelle says:

    Wow! I love the truth.
    Make the switch folks to:
    Protonmail
    Duckduckgo
    Any other recommendations?

    Liked by 3 people

  28. Free Speech says:

    SD, I’ll chip in a donation if you decide to litigate. I’d like to see them get up in court and explain why it is they think CTH is an ‘unreliable’ news site and should be excluded from searches.

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    • Rhoda R says:

      Add me to the list of potential donors. Also, SD, you might want to contact other targeted web sites and get a class action suit going. Wouldn’t it be great to SUE the bastards into oblivion.

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    • Peppurr says:

      I would also donate additionally towards this cause!!

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  29. Tom says:

    I have a Google Pixel – which I donty trust any further than I can piss upwind in a hurricane – and the CTH comes trough loud and clear.

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  30. scrap1ron says:

    Google is a leftist proxy of the Chicoms.

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  31. 49perry says:

    Anyone tested “Brave Browser” out??

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  32. 49perry says:

    Anyone tested “Brave Browser” out??

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  33. Doppler says:

    The media is corrupt. The intelligence community is corrupt. The FBI and DOJ are corrupt. Big tech is corrupt. Academia is corrupt. Many religious establishments are corrupt. Global financial institutions are corrupt. What else is new? When will the Trump Administration do something about them?

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  34. Jim Smith says:

    Prior to the 2016 Election, I used to have Google News feed on my home page.
    I would see news from many sites. CTH, Breitbart, Zerohedge. etc.
    In fact, Zerohedge was a big find for me. While the un-moderated comments section could be vile and not for the feint of heart, they were totally on top of the Wiki Leaks stuff, especially the Podesta emails, and HRC stuff.

    Soon after the election, I got very little of that, and mostly leftist stuff from WAPO, NYT, HUFFPO etc.. Prior to the election, I got both.

    Now, I almost never go to Google News anymore.
    Any story that looks bad for Dems is disappearing from the results. It’s really hard to locate stuff from the past that I could find easily before. There were several stories explaining the TRUMP HUD litigation in NYC, as an example. Just about every large multi unit landlord was sued. I used that as rebuttal online prior to the election. Try to find it now.

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    • G. Alistar says:

      Hmm, google leadership must really have a severe case of TDS. They have got to know that the word will get out on their bias. They also have to realize that going political is kryptonite to any business. Why alienate half of their customers or invite some congressional oversight committee to bring more regulatory code on their business? TDS makes them do stupid things….or perhaps as others above hinted at, they refuse to even listen to any other evidence, facts or ideas. In the true spirit of liberalism, shallow and close minded thinking.

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  35. MicD says:

    Julian Assange WAS WikiLeaks
    James O’Keefe IS Veritas

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  36. Perot Conservative says:

    Smoking gun evidence for the DOJ?

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  37. H. Hawke says:

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  38. saywhat64 says:

    Wow

    I now have a new blog roll to peruse… Nice.

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  39. Pcs says:

    Where’s the GoFundMe for the lawsuit?

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  40. rayvandune says:

    Last week I did a Google search via Safari for “Dayton shooter manifesto”. The TOP hit was “El Paso shooter’s language matches Trump’s”! The first hit referencing Dayton at all was well down the page, and the first referencing his social media writings at was on the second page!

    You can ask Google what you WANT to know, but Google knows what you NEED to know!

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  41. rayvandune says:

    Last week I did a Google search via Safari for “Dayton shooter manifesto”. The TOP hit was “El Paso shooter’s language matches Trump’s”! The first hit referencing Dayton at all was well down the page, and the first referencing his social media writings at was on the second page!

    You can ask Google what you WANT to know, but Google knows what you NEED to know!

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  42. Merkin Muffley says:

    “You have enemies? Good. That means you’ve stood up for something, sometime in your life.”
    -Attributed to Winston Churchill

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  43. ristvan says:

    Good job to get this from the inside via a whistleblower. But it has also been shown through other means from the outside. Tony Heller, a climate skeptic blogger and ace software engineer, did so some months ago for his RealClimateScience blog by analyzing his Google stats and metadata. Even showed the day the negative SW change was made against him.

    PDJT promised an investigation. Dunno whether DoJ or FTC. There are also some FCC angles concerning publisher v common carrier liabilities.

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  44. Still, this sort of thing simply demonstrates that “it’s time for the Internet to be appropriately regulated.” We’ve got close to a couple decades experience with it now, and we can plainly see various things that are good and various others that are not. We need to start considering what the “ground rules” ought to be. Both in the internet of things and the internet of people.

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    • lotbusyexec says:

      BUT who gets to decide 🧐? Internet should be FREEDOM of speech with no filter BUT then we have the likes of let’s say a Google deciding what we can and can’t see. Tough times ahead regarding this issue. Can only imagine if the Right was suppressing the Left — their should be no Right or Left who decides. But then WHO?

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      • ristvan says:

        LBE, regards.
        The subject of your comment is very complicated on several very basic levels:
        —These are privately owned companies, not government sponsored entities.
        —The internet is new legally, so little directly applicable legal precedent, even on procedural thousand year old common law basics like court venue and jurisdiction.
        —1A Free speech here aint free speech outside US, yet the web is global. Who follows what rules where?

        Know the questions, dunno the answers.

        Justice Thomas gave me my treasured forever SCOTUS gold cufflinks at an evening banquet in the SCOTUS grand hall, for highlighting exactly these issues/questions late 1990’s on behalf of the appellate judicial section of the ABA in a series of conferences where attendees were (only) either State supremes or Federal Appeals court justices.

        And all I did was give hypothetical future case facts then ask questions—having pre-researched that literally there was no answers to unprecedented questions. Or, as I concluded my lectures with a very ‘Scalia troubling’ set of remarks—“There is no precedent for the unprecedented”. And then, “You may ask, what would the founding fathers of the constitution have thought, about an issue about which they did not think—because it did not exist then”.

        This deep con law stuff is neither as easy or clear as many Treepers posit in their comments.
        Where it is, I clarify it as your Lurking Lawyer. Where it isn’t, I just usually lurk. An Exception here for you.

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        • bkrg2 says:

          great comment ristvan – thank you.
          I really like the “There is no precedent for the unprecedented”
          That sums up this entire mess accurately.

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    • 7delta says:

       “it’s time for the Internet to be appropriately regulated.”

      Uh no. Regulations change with administrations. A regulated Internet is a government tool to silence opposition and push “approved” narratives. Government can fine, sue, break up or force companies that receive federal subsidies or contracts to abide by the Bill of Rights…equality…and when an Internet giant is working with an foreign adversary…well, there are options that don’t come close to needing to involve the rights of people who had nothing to do with whatever someone else did…but whatever happens, never ever allow politicians to fix or control…for your own good, of course…anything they don’t have Constitutional authority to do and/or can use it for their own agenda…because it will be.   

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    • Baby El says:

      How about LESS government involvement. We’ve seen how well they’ve done pissing on a presidential election.

      Simply put, fb, google, twitter, etc can either be publishers or hosts. Can’t pretend to be one and get the protections of the other.

      Oh – didn’t Sundar lie his arse off in front of the congressional committee regarding censoring of conservatives? Perhaps we can start there.

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  45. Zachary Vorhies needs suicide watch protection before he shoots himself in the head five times.

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  46. Baby El says:

    Just think – all us treepers were brought here on our own 🙂

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  47. Heika says:

    There are very few men and women operating in the public space with the motivation of integrity and conscience, which he speaks of towards the end. The last few minutes of this was the most salient point for all to take home on that matter, and the matter of the NYT, and WP, (all the 3 letter agencies and the bureaucracy) etc etc and what seems like their desire to have the country fall into a pit of slime. Integrity is the only way out and the way things are going (on Russia Gate and now Epstein Gate – let alone the past ‘buried and manipulated mysteries’ such as 9/11 and more recently the Las Vegas mess – its an uphill battle. Those visiting this site are here because we want it, we want fairness, justice and integrity and that is what we get, even if the news is often bad.

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  48. Pa Hermit says:

    This is part of that 1st Amendment thingy that the Left wanted passed to create “Net Neutrality” is it not? The end around ploy that they worked instead is becoming exposed for what it really is. In a way, I’m glad I grew up in the “hippie” years of the 60’s, LOL At least we had great music then and lots of it!

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  49. doofusdawg says:

    Your twitter feed is the thing which is suppressed. Never seen anyone with so many followers and so little activity. Just as an aside… my computer has started acting funny since I started posting more here. Just sayin.

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  50. EnoughIsEnough says:

    So, Big Tech perjured themselves when they testified before Congress? Meaningful, serious consequences would be a good start, but I honestly have no idea how this is fixed when every single facet is so deeply rooted in corruption.

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