The “Good” Censor – Google Growth Strategy: ‘Shift Towards Censorship’ to Appease Authoritarian Governments

The “Good” Censor – Google Growth Strategy: ‘Shift Towards Censorship’ to Appease Authoritarian Governments, by Allum Bokhari.

An 85-page briefing entitled “The Good Censor”, exclusively leaked to Breitbart News from within Google reveals that government requests for Google to censor content have nearly tripled since 2016, although it does not say that Google shouldn’t cooperate. …

Pages 66-73 of the briefing admits that tech platforms including Google, Facebook and Twitter underwent a “shift towards censorship” over the past few years. …

The data shows that YouTube is the main target – just over 50 percent of censorship requests relate to Google’s video-hosting subsidiary company, compared to 19.8 percent for Google search. …

The briefing concludes that Google will have to continue its move towards censorship if it wishes to appease national governments and continue its global expansion. It also cites appeasing advertisers as a justification for censorship.

Well I think we can now safely assume that Google’s old motto of “do no evil” is safely behind them.

hat-tip Stephen Neil