Remember when the progressive media feigned concern over foreign influence on our elections? Now, just months before a critical election, they are conspiring with foreign groups to destroy conservative publications, with the assistance of Google, the most powerful information provider in the history of the world.
This tweet from the head of the foreign group shows the mentality at work:
CCDH CEO, @Imi_Ahmed: “We take Google at face value when they say #BlackLivesMattters… but right now they are funding hate-filled and conspiracy-filled sites that may have a right to free speech, but they absolutely do not have a right to profit from it.” pic.twitter.com/IM7ojzB5np — Center for Countering Digital Hate (@CCDHate) June 16, 2020
It is difficult to overstate the threat to the free exchange of information that is the prerequisite for a functioning 21st century democracy when a foreign group feeds talking points to NBC News (owned by Comcast, the largest provider of cable television and internet in the country), which then takes them to Google, who then threatens to destroy prominent conservative websites by cutting off advertising to them. Google is said to control as much as 70% of all online advertising by using its vast data resources to help advertisers target likely consumers. This means that it could cut off 70% of the ad revenue for any site whose voice it wants to suppress.
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