Technology Giant Google has been placed at the center of a controversy curtailing free speech and censoring access to information which aims at crippling popular opposition to social inequality, war and authoritarianism.
The central and sinister role of Google in this process demonstrates that freedom of speech and thought is incompatible with corporate control of the Internet.
The World Socialist Web Site published a list of the most affected socialist, left and progressive websites that have been alerting the public and the widest sections of the working class on issues such as war, geopolitics, social inequality and working class struggles.
This list is elaborated below; and provides some of the most useful alternative media content you can find on the internet. Visit their websites with the links provided. Find and follow their social media accounts on Twitter, Facebook, etc., directly from their web pages where available.
The World Socialist Web Site obtained statistical data from SEMrush estimating the decline of traffic generated by Google searches for 13 sites with substantial readerships. The results were as follows:
* wsws.org fell by 67 percent
* alternet.org fell by 63 percent
* globalresearch.ca fell by 62 percent
* consortiumnews.com fell by 47 percent
* socialistworker.org fell by 47 percent
* mediamatters.org fell by 42 percent
* commondreams.org fell by 37 percent
* internationalviewpoint.org fell by 36 percent
* democracynow.org fell by 36 percent
* wikileaks.org fell by 30 percent
* truth-out.org fell by 25 percent
* counterpunch.org fell by 21 percent
* theintercept.com fell by 19 percent
The following websites although not included in the top 13 targeted by Google are nonetheless very informative and educative:
Web of Debt by Ellen Brown: You may not have heard of Ellen Brown but she is without a doubt the world’s most persistent advocate for public banking.
The difference between public banking and private banking is simple. When the banks are privately owned, a few senior bankers and the shareholders reap the benefits. With public banking everyone shares the benefits.
The Internet Party: The Internet Party was founded on the spirit of the internet, to help build an open, free, fair, connected and innovative society. Check out their 2017 policies.