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originally posted by: myselfaswell
I've been watching this creep in over the last few weeks.
A search up until yesterday had ATS on page 2, then all of a sudden, as of yesterday, it's page five. In looking at the some of sites listed ahead of this ATS we have, for example;
ATS - Electrical Testing & Tagging Experts (I've now got this one bookmarked)
ATS - Automotive Transformation Scheme (Pretty interesting, if you're a narcoleptic and loving it)
Lets not forget;
ATS - Advanced Telemetry Systems (Can't believe I've never been to that one before)
And, obviously, the ever popular;
ATS - Australasian Trauma Society
But we knew this was coming;
Google And YouTube Target “Conspiracy Theories” in New Quality Control Update
Google continues to make George Orwell’s book 1984 a reality by censoring free speech and free flow of information.
At this point it's important to reflect on the popularity of the sites that I have listed above.
giving a search giant so much control over the free flow of information is extremely worrying.
But why the censorship? I know that Google at al are saying it's because of the crackpot loony stories, the alien stuff, the Nibiru stuff, but I reckon that's horsesh!t.
Personally I believe it's more than likely to be something along the lines of this
Google’s New Fact-Check Feature Almost Exclusively Targets Conservative Sites
Google, the most powerful search engine in the world, is now displaying fact checks for conservative publications in its results. No prominent liberal site receives the same treatment.
Now, people are going to say that ATS isn't a conservative publication and they would be correct. But seriously, have a look at the bulk of contemporary content and tell me it's balanced.
Regardless whether you agree with the content here or not this is clearly an extraordinary & unwarranted level of censorship and is very worrying indeed.
originally posted by: GeauxHomeYoureDrunk
a reply to: myselfaswell
I tried Googling ATS and gave up when by page 7 it still wasn't showing up, however when I typed in above top secret it was in the number one slot.
originally posted by: dug88
Hmmm Searching for above top secret this site is the first result. Searching ATS...I stopped after the 7th or 8th page. It was all Cadillac stuff or a bunch of # from Calgary. For some reason, google thinks i'm in Calgary when I use my phone's data...
Websites without SSL Certificates could soon be falling through the rankings. Google has announced that from July any non-HTTPS website will be hit by marked with a warning signs in the omnibox – the search field at the top of the browser – in a bid to improve web security. With over 50% of all UK searches performed through a Google browser, the move could have a significant negative impact on the traffic of websites that do not use HTTPS security. HTTPS, or HTTP Secure, signifies that a website has an SSL Certificate. The ‘Certificate’ is a piece of code that encrypts the communication between a person’s web browser and a website, ensuring information passed between them remains secure. This is important for transactional websites, where personal or bank details may be being shared with a website.