'Fake news' or free speech: Is Google cracking down on left media?

Sheffield, Mathew
Date Written:  2017-10-18
Publisher:  salon.com
Year Published:  2017
Resource Type:  Article
Cx Number:  CX22222

Left leaning progressive websites say they are being unfairly penalized by Google's efforts to stamp out fake news.



A number of left-liberal and socialist websites appear to have been impacted negatively by Google's adjustments. Andre Damon, who has written a number of articles on the matter for the World Socialist Website, accuses the search giant of intentionally trying to silence leftist voices.

"The universality of it makes it clear that this is deliberate," he told Salon. "Our view is that there should be a free and open exchange of ideas, and anyone who thinks that political censorship helps advance democratic ideals is seriously mistaken."

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