2020-02-10 update: Based on media reports from 2014-2015, the IRA might have been used by the military and/or intelligence of the Russian Federation to develop and tests methods of causing physical events in the US through social media. These tests were successful, but not connected to the 2016 elections.
If so, Brennan, Comey, McCabe and their accomplices have intentionally misinterpreted intelligence information, leaving the US vulnerable to adversaries’ activity via social media. Adversaries can also use existing allies within the US, as shown in the excellent analysis by Yaacov Apelbaum:
“Within hours of the news that the Iranian Quds force commander, Qassem Soleimani, was killed there were over 200 US-wide pro-Iran demonstrations. … Evaluating the demonstration timeline, it is remarkable just how quickly the activists responded to the call to hit the streets. In the 24 hours between the news of Soleimani’s death on January 3rd and the early morning of January 4th, when the boots were on the ground, the organizers pulled all-nighters, printing and mounting thousands of signs and banners. They also solved complex logistic problems of transportation, food, and communications—all hallmarks of an efficient bureaucracy and well-funded organization.”
These demonstrations bring to mind indoctrination, training, and organization, conducted with the blessing of the top echelon of the Democratic party (including Keith Ellison, Al Gore, Elizabeth Warren), and financed by Silicon Valley (including Google and Facebook) with the idea that progressives must be prepared to fight back in the first hours and days of a national security crisis.
The article from October 2018: Continue reading Imaginary Social Media Component of Imaginary Russian Meddling
We stand with President’s advisor Stephen Miller in the face of the vicious smear. He had been continuously defamed and dehumanized (Terrible News: Stephen Miller Reportedly Has a Human Girlfriend, Vanity Fair) since the January 2017 travel ban.
The latest smear campaign is entirely based on the fake “Hayden dossier”. Continue reading Fake Dossier on Stephen Miller
MUST READ: Yaacov Apelbaum applies his XR Vision AI to Mueller testimony:
After mapping this ‘Flutter Cycle” to the topic that was being discussed at the time of the event, it became clear that this was some sort of an involuntary display of distress and/or fear. It was so prevalent that it could even be used to predict what questions were being discussed. Some of the subjects that triggered this ‘Flutter Cycle’ were:
- DOJ and FBI media leaks
- Christopher Steele, the dossier and its funding sources
- Fusion GPS and its work with the DNC, HRC, and foreign governments
- Glen Simpson and Natalia Veselnitskaya
- The meeting at the Trump Tower
- Informants and surveillance (i.e. Mifsud, Downer, Halper, etc.)
- The FISA warrants
Continue reading Mueller Testimony
How is it related to Robert Mueller? This is another case in which FBI Director Robert Mueller oversaw a political witch hunt
against enemies of the Obama administration. Then the enemy was off-shore drilling industry, a prominent segment of the oil and gas industry. But the tactics that Mueller’s subordinates used to attack the industry was surprisingly similar to what the Mueller & Angry Democrats have been using against Trump lately.
Engineer Kurt Mix helped to stop the oil flow from the Deep Horizon disaster, which Obama administration later used to choke off oil and gas drilling of the US shores. Kurt Mix had the same role that Roger Stone played in the Trump election, in the Mueller’s mind. Mueller’s subordinates zeroed on Kurt Mix. Kurt Mix, a veteran oil engineer, was suspected of what can be called a derivative of a speech crime. British Petroleum was accused of telling the government wrong oil flow rate (a speech crime, especially when the flow rate could be only estimated), and Kurt was accused of deleting his text messages regarding that speech crime. Nevertheless,
Continue reading Sabotaging Energy Industry
Jim Comey, We need you to intervene in the 2016 election again – read below.
2019-07-07 update: Patrice and James Comey donated $5,400 to Amy Klobuchar’s 2020 presidential campaign. Klobuchar is a member of the radical Minnesota Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party, Minnesota’s affiliate of the Democratic Party. Comey’s wife Patrice admitted about 2016: ‘I Wanted a Woman President Really Badly, and I Supported Hillary Clinton’. James Comey is a former Commie and lifelong fake Republican. end of update
On July 18 of 2016, Hillary/DNC re-launched the Trump-Putin conspiracy theory with Washington Post: “Trump campaign guts GOP’s anti-Russia stance on Ukraine”, Josh Rogin. The article starts with:
The Trump campaign worked behind the scenes last week to make sure the new Republican platform won’t call for giving weapons to Ukraine to fight Russian and rebel forces …
Was this statement true? No, it wasn’t. The original platform draft did not call for giving weapons to Ukraine.
Continue reading #FakeNews, Brookings, and “Weakened” Platform Hoax
2019-06-21 update: crooked DC prosecutors in Roger Stone’s case wrote:
Stone asserts that the government did not “collect any evidence of the DNC breach directly” or “independently verify” the findings of Company 1 about Russia’s involvement in the hack of DNC computer systems. … That statement is incorrect.
Company 1 is assumed to be CrowdStrike (CRWD). The FBI Response to Intelligence Committee shows that that statement is correct. The FBI has not only taken the CrowdStrike’s word in place of the evidence, but uncritically adopted its methodology and even terminology! And even there they made mistakes – Fancy Bear and Cozy Bear became FancyBear and CozyBear! Also, see a different rebuttal by Adam Carter.
CrowdStrike was first hired by the DNC in December 2015 to investigate disagreement about access to NGP VAN by Sanders staffers. Then Barack Obama appointed CrowdStrike’s general counsel Steven Chabinsky, former assistant director to the FBI Director Robert Mueller, to the Commission on Enhancing National Cybersecurity. Then the DNC hired CrowdStrike to investigate (or to pretend investigating) its network breach. Then the Obama administration used the DNC/CrowdStrike allegations to spy on and to sabotage the Trump campaign. CrowdStrike and Steele (Fusion GPS) reports have been coordinated by the DNC through its law firm Perkins Coie. Continue reading FBI Warned the DNC about Hacking 30 Times
The infamous “Steele dossier” was part of the DNC electoral strategy. The dossier was produced by Fusion GPS in tight coordination with other parts of the DNC public relations machine and the Obama’s FBI/DOJ apparatus. Because of that, it contained some non-public or not widely known information that might have made an impression that there were jewels in the garbage. No, there weren’t. The Steele dossier was obviously fake garbage. Neither Vyacheslav Trubnikov (4-star general, former SVR Director (1996-2000), recipient of the top military award Hero of Russia, Russian Ambassador to India (2004-2009), now board member of the Russian Council) nor Vladislav Surkov (former Deputy Prime Minister of Russia, board member of Skolkovo, now Putin’s Assistant) were his sources. Steele just learnt their names from the press before his meeting with Kathleen Kavalec. The only thing that deserved an FBI investigation was who shopped it to the FBI. But Comey, McCabe, Bruce Ohr, and others already knew the who, and they feared HER. So, somebody called it “unverified”. From the beginning, it was as “unverified” as the claim that the Earth is flat.
Fusion GPS had a reputation for injecting false evidence into its dossiers. Notice that Fusion GPS was looking for dirt on Trump since September 2015, paid for by a wealthy Republican donor. It didn’t find anything that could have stopped Trump from becoming the leading candidate by April 2016 when the DNC law firm Perkins Coie hired it. If they wanted to dig up dirt, they would have hired somebody else who might succeed where Fusion GPS failed. This simple logic suggested that the DNC hired Fusion GPS to manufacture and disseminate dirt on Trump. The DNC supplied Fusion GPS with confidential information during the campaign, as shown below. That indicates that the DNC also used Fusion GPS to entrap the Trump campaign. Continue reading Steele Dossier was just a Mosaic Tile in the DNC Strategy
May 10, 2019 update: Robert Mueller might not be the bad guy. Obviously, he started the investigation convinced that there was Russian interference and Trump – Russia collusion. But such belief on his part was justified. He trusted Brennan and Comey. He trusted the FBI, which he headed for 12 years. He could not imagine what Comey has done. Comey has elevated the hyper-partisan pro-Hillary troika McCabe-Strzok-Page to the top of the FBI, and Comey let it to progress from clearing Hillary (the “Mid-Year Exam“) to framing up Trump. The Mueller report was written as an indictment, probably over months. Likely in early March, Mueller changed the main conclusion, and admitted: “the investigation did not establish that members of the Trump Campaign conspired or coordinated with the Russian government.” This was a brave act of an honest man. The rest of the report remained as it was. Regarding his transaction with IDG Enterprise, Mueller might have agreed to deliver the speech before January 19, 2017, when the IDG Group was still an American company, and didn’t check on its status later.
Missing from the Mueller Report was #1 bestseller in multiple categories on Amazon for some time. The full Mueller report confirmed and reinforced conclusions in the book.
||My book Missing from the Mueller Report (Edition 1.5) is updated and available on Amazon in paperback and e-book formats. The most important part of the Mueller Report is not what it contains, but what it omits. The report has not been made public yet, but the conduct of the investigation combined with the AG summary provide enough information to answer this question. There has never been an investigation more absurd, corrupt, or harmful to the nation than that of Mueller’s against President Trump.
Continue reading Missing from the Mueller Report
Remember how Hillary supported Skolkovo, the technological espionage project of Russia? From the Skolkovo project website:
“The innovative development of nuclear technologies is an essential condition for consolidating (and in some areas, achieving) a position of global technological leadership and maintaining Russia’s defense capability.”
“Developing the space sector … boosting living standards while helping to ensure national security …” (March 2015 – 1, 2)
That brings to mind the Uranium One, but this is another topic. Intel and Facebook heavily contributed to Skolkovo when Robert Mueller was their attorney (see his disclosure ). Intel and Microsoft were Skolkovo Foundation Partners. Google‘s Chairman Eric Schmidt became Skolkovo board member.
Google and Facebook aided the Russian Federation with development of facial recognition and computer vision systems having military and intelligence applications, and might have even tested these systems on the Americans. The results are quite impressive. See VisionLabs. Twitter was there, too. Continue reading Skolkovo: Mueller, Hillary, and the Masters of the Universe – OMG!
In Dec. 30, 2016 – Jan. 2, 2017, Mark Maunder, CEO of the security company Wordfence, was among many vocal critics of the wrong and incompetent FBI-DHS report GRIZZLY STEPPE, which purported to provide technical indications of “Russian hacking.” A month and a half later, he was afraid to criticize the new version of the same report, citing the political nature of this issue, ostensibly because he feared the repercussions of such criticisms. The danger was coming from Big Tech, which, triggered by the travel ban, joined the “resistance” and had zero tolerance for anybody and anything not opposing President Trump.
Dec. 30, 2016. “US Govt Data Shows ‘Russia’ Used Outdated Ukrainian PHP Malware”
Mark Maunder suggested that ‘Russia’ be put in quotes in his next post on the subject.
Continue reading Climate of Fear in Cyber-Security
Since June 2016, WaPo has been the main firebrand of the Trump-Russia and Russian election interference conspiracy theories. Multiple WaPo “reporters” were Democratic campaign operatives (Greg Sargent et al.). Unbelievably , this operation was financed by the same power that paid Robert Mueller and the law firm WilmerHale. This firm employed Robert Mueller and four (!) other lawyers he employed in the investigation of Trump (the “Russia investigation” pretext has just disappeared). From the Daily Caller (October 2015), China, Russia Pay Washington Post To Publish Their Propaganda:
“Chinese and Russian propaganda supplements are regularly included in The Washington Post, but the widely read newspaper won’t say how much money it gets on the deals.
China Watch – a China Daily publication – and Russia Beyond The Headlines – a Rossiyskaya Gazeta publication – have both appeared in the Post for years as paid advertising supplements. Both foreign periodicals are owned and operated by their respective governments.” Continue reading Aided by WaPo, China Interfered in the 2016 Elections For Hillary Against Trump
Google’s suppression of “undesirable” speech went beyond conservative, Republican, and scientific opinions. Google also muzzled opinions in order to promote its products, eliminate potential competition, and manipulate (inflate) its stock price, including the suppression of
In its attempts to suppress conservative and Republican speech, as well as scientific, cyber-security, and medical research and information, Google went far beyond banning, de-ranking, and demonetizing content in its own search results, YouTube, and other platforms. Google also
- Developed and deployed an ad blocker, designed to selectively block ads on pro-Trump political websites. The targeted websites include Breitbart, American Thinker, and DailyCaller, and the scientific website WattsUpWithThat. The move was so insidious that even its victims missed the motive behind such an illogical and self-harming act by a company that depends on ads for almost all of its revenues.
- Persecuted conservative employees for their political views, in violation of California laws, resulting in a chilling effect on the speech of other Google employees and the employees of its actual and potential partners and vendors. Google managers compiled and disseminated lists of conservative employees. See James Damore lawsuit against Google.
Contrary to popular assumptions, Google, Facebook, and Twitter are likely not protected by Section 230 for hiding, de-ranking, and banning conservative, pro-Trump, climate realism and other “adversary” content. Section 230 provides protection to them only for: Continue reading Google Ad Blocker and Suppression of Non-Political Speech
2018-12-28 update: On the Thanksgiving Day, the Wikipedia page for Donald Trump was intermittently showing a penis in place of the President’s photo. Apple Siri displayed this picture when asked about the age of Donald Trump. Contrary to the MSM reports, that was neither a bug nor vandalism. This is how Wikipedia works. Leftist Wikipedia editors were permitted to switch the pictures. Apple, Google, and Facebook use Wikipedia as the main source of knowledge out of financial, economic, and anti-competitive motives. Wikipedia is choke full of such “mistakes.”
Pretty much everything people think they know about Wikipedia they heard from Wikipedia itself. Wikipedia has become a cesspool of information that cannot be trusted as facts. Amazingly, Wikipedia functions as a combination of tyranny, chaos, and opacity. Anybody can write anything in it (chaos) as long as what’s written is in harmony with the far-left politics of its San Francisco management (tyranny). But even in totalitarian countries the citizens know their rulers. The portraits of Stalin and Mao hung in every public place of the countries they ruled. This isn’t so in Wikipedia. The highest Wikipedia hierarchs (Stewards and ArbCom members) are totally anonymous and hidden behind usernames like Ks0stm. Wikipedia belongs to the Wikimedia Foundation. The Wikimedia Foundation’s Board currently consists of eight members (1). At least one of them (María Sefidari Huici, Spain) was appointed in open violation of the publicly posted bylaws. The only publicly known person on the board is Jimmy Wales, the founder. Other respected directors resigned or were pushed out years ago. Only two among the seven board members are American citizens. According to Wikipedia, it holds elections of its functionaries and power brokers but the election process is under control of a few (or even one) persons. These kingmakers are also anonymous. Most of the popularity and income (in small donations) is derived by Wikipedia’s relations with Google, which gives Wikipedia abnormally high prominence in its organic search results. However, the widely held opinion that Wikipedia is reliable on non-controversial subjects is wrong because Wikipedia regularly presents leftist opinions as non-controversial facts, making it hard to detect that a subject is in fact controversial.
Read about Wikipedia in Conservapedia.
Originally published on October 29, 2017. Minor updates on April 13, 2018 and July 7, 2019.
2019-09-25: The linked posts by Jeffrey Carr are gone. He probably deleted them under pressure. Their copies are available on archive.org.
Jeffrey Carr is a cyber-security expert, and one of few open skeptics of the narrative that the leaked DNC and/or DCCC internal documents came from hacking by Russia. Few remarkable quotes from his posts, mostly from 2016-2017.
Can Facts Slow The DNC Breach Runaway Train?
“Here’s my nightmare. Every time a claim of attribution is made — right or wrong — it becomes part of a permanent record; an un-verifiable provenance that is built upon by the next security researcher or startup who wants to grab a headline, and by the one after him, and the one after her. The most sensational of those claims are almost assured of international media attention, and if they align with U.S. policy interests, they rapidly move from unverified theory to fact.
Because each headline is informed by a report, and because indicators of compromise and other technical details are shared between vendors worldwide, any State or non-State actor in the world will soon have the ability to imitate an APT group with State attribution, launch an attack against another State, and generate sufficient harmful effects to trigger an international incident. All because some commercial cybersecurity companies are compelled to chase headlines with sensational claims of attribution that cannot be verified.”
Why aren’t there more skeptics in InfoSec?
“There’s a cost to being too critical. One infosec company threatened to sue a researcher if he didn’t make substantive changes to a published paper that was critical of their report. Many employers don’t allow their employees to express controversial opinions that could hurt the company’s business or reputation. And if the company or organization that you’re critical of has influential connections in Washington D.C., your professional reputation may suffer as well.” Continue reading Jeffrey Carr, the “Russian Hacking” Skeptic
The GRIZZLY STEPPE – Russian Malicious Cyber Activity released jointly by FBI and DHS on December 29, 2016 was an update on another propaganda piece — the Joint Statement from DHS and ODNI on Election Security, published by the Obama administration on October 7 to aid Hillary and other fellow democrats in the elections.
GRIZZLY STEPPE was so incompetent that even convinced partisans laughed it off. Continue reading FBI/DHS Report GRIZZLY STEPPE was Junk
It’s almost funny that the so-called Intelligence Community Assessment (January 6, 2017, Assessing Russian Activities and Intentions in Recent US Elections) claimed that the Russian interference had been against Hillary and in favor of Trump, although most of the evidence in it demonstrated the opposite. RT (Russia Today TV) and IRA (Internet Research Agency, a “troll farm” in Saint Petersburg) agitated in favor of Hillary and the policies of the Democratic Party, and against Trump and the policies of the Republican Party.
RT was anti-Trump in the 2016 elections (from The Nation)
The Nation is far from being pro-Trump. I think it might be called an Old New Left. This is what it says on the subject, with the links to the RT footage. The following are long quotes from The Nation.
RT America Was Not ‘Pro-Trump’
The problem with the claim that RT America is pro-Trump is that it is simply false. Many of the channel’s biggest names were either ardently anti-Trump or highly skeptical of what a Trump presidency might mean for America. Continue reading Russian Activities in 2016 Elections were anti-Trump
Hillary presidential campaign chairwoman Donna Brazile’s book Hacks: The Inside Story of the Break-ins and Breakdowns That Put Donald Trump in the White House can be retold in one sentence:
The Russians have hacked the elections and poisoned my dog Chip.
Nevertheless, the book reveals some information concealed by Hillary and the DNC loyalists in FBI.
- In August, seeing CrowdStrike’s helplessness, the DNC invited real cyber security people to form a competent network security team that the book calls the Hacker House, or HH. This contradicts the DNC official story that CrowdStrike was doing a fabulous job.
- HH found out that the DNC network was unprotected, and that anybody could have hacked into it
- HH informed DNC and Hillary’s campaign leadership of this fact and spent most of its time training DNC networking administrators
- HH was asked, but refused to support allegations that the DNC network had been penetrated by “Russians.” HH also had run-ins with CrowdStrike.
- The DNC, Hillary, and the Obama administration disregarded and suppressed this information. They continued their electoral campaign strategy: worsening relations with Russia, accusing Trump of collusion with Putin, and using the FBI, CIA, DHS, and ODNI to sabotage Trump’s campaign. During the transition period, John Brennan and other Obama/Clinton loyalists used false allegations of the “Russian hacking” to attempt something like a coup d’état. The coup was not a complete failure – the angry Democrats have nearly wrestled control of the DOJ away from the elected president.
Continue reading CrowdStrike, MIS Department, and the DNC
2018-10-03 update: I have just noticed that the declassified ICA text was published only a few hours before the joint session of Congress that certified Trump as the next president. James Clapper spent the previous day falsely alleging that the Assessment had been done by the U.S. Intelligence Community, pushed an exaggerated version of its conclusions, and leaked parts of it to the media. In his testimony before the Senate Armed Services Committee, Clapper made repeated assaults on the president-elect. When referring to Trump’s sober reaction to the alleged assessment, Clapper uttered the following: “I’ve received many expressions of concern from foreign counterparts of what has been interpreted as disparagement of the intelligence community.” The Assessment and even the published-the-next-day ICA text were still classified and hidden from the president-elect! Now that seems like a last ditch effort to prevent Trump’s inauguration. BTW, who were his ‘foreign counterparts’ and why was he so concerned about their opinions?
Attached is a review of the declassified version of the notorious Intelligence Community Assessment, published on 01/06/2017. The declassified ICA text (“the ICA text” or “the text”, referring to the public version of the alleged assessment) regurgitates the Democratic talking points and allegations that Putin ordered interference in the 2016 elections, including claims that the alleged interference was directed against electing Hillary and in favor of electing Trump as president. The latter statement was supported only by the FBI and CIA, not by the NSA. The ICA demonstrated an extreme partisan bias in favor of Hillary Clinton and the Democratic Party. The ICA text contains no declassified information. It repeats the same allegations over and over either without evidence, or with evidence refuting them. A quarter of the text is devoted to proving the obvious: that RT is controlled or directed by the Russian government.
Continue reading A Review of the “Intelligence Community Assessment”
The Official Attribution of Network Breaches is Based on Conspiracy Theories
The DNC has not been hacked by the Russian hacking groups Fancy Bear (APT28) or Cozy Bear (APT29) for one simple reason: neither of these groups exists or existed at any time.
APT (Advanced Persistent Threat) was a code name for Chinese Espionage. There were attempts to detect specific groups under the broad umbrella of the APT. Then Mandiant (later acquired by FireEye) attempted to generalize the definition to include putative state-sponsored hacker groups from other countries. But such generalization cannot work. The attribution of cyber-security incidents to state backed sophisticated hacker groups worked only for China because it was a cyber-fortress surrounded by the Great Firewall of China. Continue reading Voodoo Attributions in Cyber Security
The “assessment” that the Russian government hacked the DNC and leaked its emails was wrong. It’s almost impossible to attribute a network breach to a sophisticated hackers group.
When #CrowdStrike and FireEye started making the fraudulent attribution on cyber security events, many other companies followed. The Obama regime has corrupted and dumbed down the DHS, DNI, and FBI. They bought this fraud, and then added some.
In 2016, Hillary and the DNC were deceived by CrowdStrike into believing that Russia was behind the leaks of their emails that shouldn’t have been written in the first place. Together with Obama they forced that deception on the FBI and intelligence. Then they blamed Russia for their election defeat!
Most successful network security breaches are conducted by criminal hackers, many of whom are based or originate from Russia and Eastern Europe. Most unsuccessful attempts are conducted by amateurs. Organizations should protect their networks, rather than blame nation states.
Read Jeffrey Carr, FBI/DHS Joint Analysis Report: A Fatally Flawed Effort or Robert Graham, Dear Obama, From Infosec – both are (or were) anti-Trump.
Even the New York Times admitted that Obama holdovers had committed crimes, probably including espionage, sedition, sabotage, obstruction of justice, and/or subornation of perjury in the transitional period. From the NYT March 1, 2017:
As Inauguration Day approached, Obama White House officials grew convinced that the intelligence was damning and that they needed to ensure that as many people as possible inside government could see it, even if people without security clearances could not. Some officials began asking specific questions at intelligence briefings, knowing the answers would be archived and could be easily unearthed by investigators — including the Senate Intelligence Committee, which in early January announced an inquiry into Russian efforts to influence the election.
At intelligence agencies, there was a push to process as much raw intelligence as possible into analyses, and to keep the reports at a relatively low classification level to ensure as wide a readership as possible across the government — and, in some cases, among European allies. Continue reading Crimes of DNC Loyalists in DOJ and Intelligence
Big Tech is the new Big Tobacco!
In fact, it is much worse. Big Tech has committed much worse fraud on its consumers than the Big Tobacco has been accused. Worse, Big Tech funded groups intimidating its opponents, and even lawmakers and government officials. Big Tech also uses its control of the communications line to silence its critics.
Jun 4, 2018 – Google (GOOG, GOOGL), Facebook (FB), and Twitter (TWTR) use their internet gatekeepers’ positions to manipulate (inflate) their stock prices. Continue reading Big Tech is the new Big Tobacco, plus …
The conservative media keeps tripping itself over lies invented by the left-stream media. I cannot blame it. People know the left-stream media lies, but still read it and take in much of what is written there. This time, conservatives fell for the fake news that Guccifer 2.0 (who took credit for release of the damning internal DNC documents) revealed as a GRU officer.
On or around March 21, 2018, The Daily Beast, a leftist tabloid on the lower end of the spectrum, published an “exclusive”: “‘Lone DNC Hacker’ Guccifer 2.0 Slipped Up and Revealed He Was a Russian Intelligence Officer.” Continue reading Why has FBI Accepted DNC’s “Russian Hacking” Claims?
Mark Morano has published on WUWT a bonus chapter that was too strong to make it into his The Politically Incorrect Guide to Climate Change! From Intimidating the “Deniers” to Enforce the “Consensus”:
… why don’t more scientists buck the “consensus?” The answer is simple:
Anyone who questions the climate change scare is attacked and threatened. Continue reading Intimidating the “Deniers” to Enforce the “Consensus”
Update. The controlling legal precedent seems to be the following quote from the Supreme Court Decision:
“To determine whether an actor’s conduct possesses “sufficient communicative elements to bring the First Amendment into play,” the Supreme Court has asked whether “[a]n intent to convey a particularized message was present and [whether] the likelihood was great that the message would be understood by those who viewed it.””
Texas v. Johnson, 491 U.S. 397, 404 (1989) (quoting Spence v. Washington, 418 U.S. 405, 410-11 (1974) (per curiam)).
When Google eliminates climate realist or conservative websites from its top search results, the “message” is certainly not understood by those who view it. Further, this is the main purpose of this conduct – to suppress speech without other people understanding that. Google also flatly denies that it conveys any message in its search results. It claims impartiality and attempts to provide “the most useful and relevant” search results. Thus, intentional distortion of the search results by Google does not even bring the First Amendment into play. It is really fraud, not speech.
Google Search is a commercial service that Google provides to its users. Google must provide this service in good faith and in accordance with other applicable laws. Google search is service, not “speech.” Continue reading Google Search Fraud