Tuesday, 20 July 2010
Google Spies, Censors Users
UPDATE: GOOGLE/YOUTUBE HAS REACTIVATED THE ORIGINAL LINKS TO ‘THE OBAMA DECEPTION’ AND ‘POLICE STATE IV’
Watch ’The Obama Deception’ now! Send it out on your mailing lists! Send the viewcount to 7 million by tomorrow!
Following the earlier unprecedented re-instation of The videos on YouTube, viewers have since experienced a paywall screen asking them to pay to view the film. Neither Alex Jones nor the owner of the “Changedachannel” YouTube account on which the video is hosted has authorised Google to do this, and it is likely this represents another hack attempt or an inside effort to censor the film.
Other viewers on YouTube believe that the viewcount on the video has also been frozen following Alex’s call to all infowarriors to send out the link to their mailing lists in an attempt to reach 7 million views.
YouTube is also deleting and flagging comments on the video in which users are posting the customer service phone number for the company.
Other users have pointed out that YouTube has removed the video from their favourites and deleted their previous ratings of the video.
YouTube has removed all the honors for the video. The video is no longer listed in the most discussed news and politics videos of all time even though it has over 139,600 comments.
‘Google spies’ is now the number one item on Google trends - will the company also censor this? :
UPDATE 4: No sooner said than done – Google has removed the term ‘Google spies’ from Google Trends, while ‘top secret america‘, relating to today’s Washington Post expose on the vast growth of the intelligence industry (including Google’s links to it), remains in the top 20
Monday July 19, 2010
Following the censorship and deletion from YouTube of a viral upload of Alex Jones’ seminal documentary, ‘The Obama Deception’, as well as a surge in google searches of the term, it has now become clear that the search engine giant is blocking specific terms related to the film.
As we reported Friday, the term ‘Obama Deception’ had surged to number one on the Google trends rankings, above Lindsay Lohan, the BP Oil Spill or the death of George Steinbrenner. What’s more, the viewcount grew by nearly 100,000 in that same single day, demonstrating the accelerated attention the film has been receiving.
Then suddenly the version of the documentary that had 6.5 million views and was linked to from all over the Internet was deleted, presumably by someone at YouTube or Google who had overriding access to the user account.
Now, the term isn’t even in the top 500 trends - it doesn’t even register when searching.
As a response Alex Jones asked his readers and listeners to search the term ‘obama deception censored’. Extremely quickly that term also hit the top spot, with links to Prisonplanet and Infowars articles we had written covering the news.
However, that term now also no longer registers on Google trends.
Users also reported that upon searching the afore mentioned terms they were directed to the following google screen:
Today Alex is asking readers and listeners to search the term ‘Google spies’.
Whether you like it or not, Google is hugely influential over the distribution of content over the Internet. The blogosphere and a large section of the wider media operates according to what is trending. This was evident with ‘The Obama Deception’, which started to get scores of fresh reviews this weekend, over 18 months after its original release, solely due to its top spot on Google trends.
We are engaged in an infowar against the controlled corporate media that continually feeds the general public pointless distractions such as the private lives of Mel Gibson and Tiger Woods – that is why exposing the censorship of meaningful material is a big deal.
We have previously had run-ins with google concerning its censorship of both Alex Jones’ official YouTube channel and items available for purchase via the Infowars Google shopping cart.
We have previously reported on Google’s connections to the intelligence community . There is also no doubt that Google will be one of the corporations at the forefront of the government’s drive to use cybersecurity as a pretext for restricting the openness of the Internet, having previously worked with the NSA and the CIA.
Watch Alex’s rallying call video on this issue:
We are currently attempting to re-upload the full length HQ version of ‘The Obama Deception’ to the original director account, however, this is taking some time owing to file compression issues and the fact that the account holder now lives in a rural area.(prisonplanet.com)