Skip to comments.Google blocks anti-communist web sites in the USA.
Posted on 03/12/2006 11:42:21 PM PST by Jack Black
Google has now begun censoring web results in the USA. Previously they have admitted censoring sites in China. Like the Chinese censorship the sites being cut from the search results are anti-communist.
The following letter is from the web site "The Peoples Cube Worldwide" which is a parody-of-Marxism site.
Google Purges The People's Cube Worldwide
By Red Square
3/10/2006, 10:13 pm
Open letter #2 to Google from the People's Cube (posted on Google.com Help Center at 8:30pm on March 10, 2006
Dear comrades at Google:
At some point, quite recently, our popular site "The People's Cube" (ThePeoplesCube.com) was purged from Google search results. MSN , Yahoo and other search engines still have it - but Google has erased/blocked any link to the site in its database. One can still find links to us from other sites - but not even one from Google to ThePeoplesCube.com. We tried American, French, German, British, Australian, and Russian versions of Google - they used to give us traffic only a few days ago - but all we got was the same line in various languages: Sorry, no information is available for the URL thepeoplescube.com. And if we clicked on Find web pages from the site thepeoplescube.com we got Your search - site:thepeoplescube.com - did not match any documents.
The first time we saw this line it was written in Chinese - (Chinese characters not supported in browser removed by poster for clarity - JB)
We used to look up The People's Cube for fun in the communist-censored Google China only weeks ago - and reported it on our site in a story called Google's Great Leap Forward. Of course our site was blocked by the Chinese government, with Google's consent, along with legions of other Western sites - but we couldn't imagine that only a few weeks later we would get the same results in English. The last time we checked we still lived in the United States - not China - but hey, whoever controls the information is the boss.
If it were a glitch in an algorithm it might throw our rankings back to the end of the line - but this is a total removal. We suspect it is also a deliberate removal - much in the spirit of 1984-style historical revisionism - removal of a "people's enemy" from life and history. Sergei Brin's Russian parents might tell him stories of people in Stalinist Russia disappearing, along with all their pictures and records. "Out of sight, out of mind" - translated into Russian and then back into English, the idiom turns into "invisible lunatics." That also describes The People's Cube's search results in Google.
We can only think of three reasons for this:
Google is retaliating against sites that ridiculed its Google China project.
Google has begun to implement its Google China policies in the rest of the free world.
A left-leaning Google employee who's got access to the database was suffering a nervous breakdown over the mockery of Marxism on our site, and so he or she dastardly removed/blocked The People's Cube, hoping to "improve" the public discourse by silencing the competition.
You tell me which one it is.
The People's Cube is a business corporation selling products on the Internet. A drop in traffic, caused by a malicious tempering with search results, has affected sales and that gives us grounds for you-know-what.
We'll start by posting this letter on our site and wait for your reply. We'll gladly drop the matter and similarly drop this post into the "memory hole" if we get a quick response from you and our high rankings in Google get immediately restored. An apology would be nice as well.
If you can, we'd appreciate if you pass the following word to our former compatriot Sergei Brin: "Seriozhka, konchai duraka valat' - bylo vremia kogda my toboi gordilis'!" (Sergie, stop making a fool out of yourself, we used to be proud of you!)
Keep the Cube rolling,
Comrade Red Square
APPENDIX I Screenshots of search results in Google as of 03/08/06:
yep. Google Jim Robinson or Free Republic and see what comes up.
It doesn't mater if they are lefties. Even Republicans deal with Communists.
The first time I experienced site-blocking (in a non-work, public environment) was blocking of THIS SITE as a "hate website" by Yahoo-sponsored public terminals at the NYC Visitors' Center in Times Square in about 2001.
But access to DUmmyland? No problem.
I don't think so. A couple of months ago, googling "waffles" would bring you to John Kerry's website. He's the #2 result now. But that's google bombing which is a bit different.
There's some good stuff on this site:
Bush Fails To Prevent East Coast Blizzard
By Elsworth Toohey
2/12/2006, 9:17 pm
Bush/FEMA Drop the Ball Again
Minorities, Children Hit Hardest
As President Bush and his staff cowered in the White House, the snow continued to pile up on the many poor and African-American victims who could not afford to get out of town or to safety in Florida. Crucial supplies of blankets, hot cocoa, popcorn, and dark rum - so essential to surviving the stress of any major snowstorm - lay in stores undelivered.
"Where is the government? I need my sidewalk shoveled so I can get out to buy my damn lottery tickets!" said one D.C. resident from his living room. "Why are we wasting money in Iraq when we could be spending it here on me?"
Interestingly, when you google "flip-flops," you get ... George W. Bush???
Yes, they can be dealt with.
If you leave off the .com you get plenty of hits on google. Also if you search "The People's cube" you get about a million and a half results.
Google is despicable. I never use it.
Try using Clusty.com instead. It is a FAR superior search engine.
Beat me to it.
That's irrelevant. The fact that they left in references to "thepeoplescube" doesn't negate the fact that they have deleted references to "thepeoplescube.com".
The Pink Digital Brownshirts are Green!
The Hitler youts left a pile of cinders and ashes, and contributed to Glowbull Warming!
These bastagizes (Google and some of the Dims) are at least eco friendly in their CENSORSHIP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Gotta keep those CO2 credits in line eh comrades!!!!!!!
try seaching for thepeoplescube.com in the other search portals, and see if they block it too.
They are blocking it, in fact it leads eventually to a site with a lot less traffic than thepeoplescube.com
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