[Comment: Although SVC has not agreed with every article published by these outlets, it must be said that they have both published many important, under-reported stories, including many on the complex subjects of vaccination and harm from unsafe vaccines. In this matter of apparent censorship of these websites, we entirely agree with Jon Rappoport’s comments outlined below in his piece.
“I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it”
~ Evelyn Beatrice Hall, The Friends of Voltaire, p. 199. ]
Mike Adams’ Natural News restored by Google 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.
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 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 () which were created by outside bloggers, Google went to the extraordinary step of banning the entire 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.”