Game Over for Google Fears, Future of SEO in Question with Censorship
Hi guys, two censorship moves were brought to my attention in the last couple of days, one is by Google and the other by Facebook. Google health boss actually admits to going slower with their plans for censorship than he would like 'so as not to erode trust' because 'if people stop coming to google then it is game over'. It raises the question for us, what will Google and Facebook censorship do to the future of SEO?
When Rumors Become Reality
We've heard rumors of this before but they are really rolling out their plans now to shut down information that doesn't fit with their view. It started with health and they went so far as to put teams of doctors and nurses analysing search results, and it's now tackling everything going forward eg searches on the Holocaust go to 'authoritative' advice, and searches on vaccines and autism will go to 'the original study was flawed and not appropriate' even though that may not actually be true because a lot of whistle blowers came out of the industry on that. And we have a track record of industry engaging in an information war and the tobacco science and asbestos industry would have been very happy with Google's stance now:
Reputable Scientists find Industry-Funded Studies Biased, Flawed, and Dubious
When it comes to making a decision the 'weight' of studies is taken into consideration so it is very easy for any industry to flood the market with paid-for studies done very shoddily to get biased results. We have Henry Lai of the University of Washington exposing that in the case of RF radiation 30% of industry-funded studies find it causes harm but 70% of independent studies find harm. And Joel Moskowitz of UC Berkeley shows how funded studies usually don't follow scientific best practice, they fall apart easily but no one is looking closely in the governments, they rely on industry to tell them what's what and that is how tobacco science only finally got defeated in 2006.
It's the 'for the Benefit of Humanity' line, again
How much longer will they try to sell us that line? Surprisingly they get away with it too often to stop anytime soon. So with Google they are not only stomping out so-called 'conspiracy theories' about vaccines, but they are using their 'complex algorithms' to crunch patient data and diagnose or predict faster than the doctor.
Now that would be hilarious if it weren't so serious, iatrogenic death is the #1 killer so it's a bit like driverless cars, let the artifiical intelligence do a better job and save us from ourselves, on the other hand with the pubs staying open till 4am in Ireland and 33% of all fatal car accidents being alcohol related we don't really need wireless tech to drive our cars, we just need less drunks and the police doing their job of shutting those pubs on time. In the case of doctors well the irony is google is banning alternatives to anything doctors might do with its censorship and becoming the only alternative itself whereas natural healing could prevent and diagnose decades before either the doctor or the algorithm and prevent the need for the radiologist in the first place! Google has already decided what is 'right' and 'wrong' and clearly it is industry based vs science based, because wiki is writing out the science on herbs and natural protocols all the time now.
But Whose Benefit is this for Really?
Weirdly enough the 'reputable' and 'unbiased' site they quote and the GPs they refer to are the precise health system that nearly killed me and chalked me up as a success saying, "Prove it". The people they want to ban from searches are the ones got me well.
Where to Next, Google has a strategy, but do we?
- Well Google is playing it softly softly, but clearly they want to insert themselves into 'health'
2. But to make sure people don't stop coming to google they've another trick up their sleeve, distributing free google digital assistants to every home in Ireland with utility companies, as well as being on our phones automatically where we can just speak 'Hey Google, what is the answer to xyz' and it will tell you what wiki says or what their carefully manicured reply is.
3. On top of all that they are also creating a world where people are connected to google and search engines all the time, they want faster wireless connectivity so phones can do everything computers can do, and they want an internet of things connected all the time too. No escape. Will be impossible not to exist without google if people become too dependent on it.
Where Does This Leave the Future of SEO, should we stop 'going to google'?
They are placing 'truth' at the top, and their chosen websites and answers, not only in health but in everything - where does that leave all of us going forward?
I'd be interested to know what the owners of Jaaxy think? Is it time to stop going to Google?
ps re the 20 wk Challenge, been real busy with that, websites are easy content is where it's at with me, always was, and the research put me in a position to be able to help out the facebook group leaders in my own country - until of course facebook decides that the 25000 studies showing our RF radiation exposure levels are too high already just don't quite fit the industry position of a 5G world leaving us not allowed talk about that anymore! Websites are soooo much better than fb groups, but can't ignore them.
*ps you can read the full article I quoted from here https://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/2019/03/10/google-sif...