Google's new search protocol is restricting access to 13 leading socialist, progressive and anti-war web sites

Damon, Andre; North, David
http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2017/08/02/pers-a02.html

Publisher:  World Socialist Web Site
Date Written:  02/08/2017
Year Published:  2017  
Resource Type:  Article
Cx Number:  CX21145

New data suggests that the implementation of changes in Google's search evaluation protocols resulted in a massive loss of readership of socialist, anti-war and progressive web sites.

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Excerpt: The drop followed the implementation of changes in Google's search evaluation protocols. In a statement issued on April 25, Ben Gomes, the company's vice president for engineering, stated that Google's update of its search engine would block access to "offensive" sites, while working to surface more "authoritative content."