Google Folds, Restores Accounts Of Banned Statistics Professor

Google Folds, Restores Accounts Of Banned Statistics Professor:

“Thank you all very much again, in recent days, for the outpouring of support in my Google predicament. I love you, and together we can and will always achieve great things. Have also spoken with the leadership there, and they restored accounts.”

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One Statistics Professor Was Just Banned By Google: Here Is His Story

One Statistics Professor Was Just Banned By Google: Here Is His Story

Statistics professor Salil Mehta, adjunct professor at Columbia and Georgetown who teaches probability and data science and whose work has appeared on this website on numerous prior occasions, was banned by Google on Friday.

What did Salil do to provoke Google? It is not entirely clear, however what is clear is that his repeated attempts at restoring his email, blog and other Google-linked accounts have so far been rejected with a blanket and uniform statement from the search giant.

Here is what happened, in Salil Mehta’s own words.

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New Google Search Censorship Appears to Be Worse Than Originally Feared

New Google Search Censorship Appears to Be Worse Than Originally Feared:

New data released by the World Socialist Web Site seems to confirm what many had feared: the new Google search evaluation protocol is adversely affecting a broad array of leftist, whistleblower and democratic rights organizations, and anti-war news outlets. The data, collected from the search engine metric website SEMrush, shows massive drops in traffic to Wikileaks, the Intercept, the ACLU, Common DreamsAntiwar.com, and many others.

Google’s new algorithm, implemented for the ostensible purpose of limiting the reach of “fake news” and “conspiracy theories,” has targeted anti-establishment websites seeking to challenge the disinformation and propaganda of corporate mainstream media. Facing mounting criticism from the New York Times, the Washington Post, and other MSM benefactors following the 2016 presidential election, both Google and Facebook have capitulated and taken drastic measures to restrict the flow of information. Wikileaks traffic dropped by 30 percent; Democracy Now fell by 36 percent. The WSWS was the most adversely affected, as its traffic dropped by 70 percent during the same month the new algorithm went into effect.  

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James Damore: “This Is Why I Was Fired By Google”

James Damore: “This Is Why I Was Fired By Google”: 

Fired Google engineer Jame Damore has penned an op-ed for The Wall Street Journal explaining how his good-faith effort to discuss differences between men and women in tech couldn’t be tolerated in the company’s “ideological echo chamber,” adding that self-segregation with similar-minded people has grown in recent decades as we spend more time in digital worlds “personalized to fit our views.”

I was fired by Google this past Monday for a document that I wrote and circulated internally raising questions about cultural taboos and how they cloud our thinking about gender diversity at the company and in the wider tech sector. I suggested that at least some of the male-female disparity in tech could be attributed to biological differences (and, yes, I said that bias against women was a factor too). Google Chief Executive Sundar Pichai declared that portions of my statement violated the company’s code of conduct and “cross the line by advancing harmful gender stereotypes in our workplace.”

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It’s Official: This Is Straight out of Orwell’s 1984… (Truthstream Media Video)

H/t reader squodgy:

“The answer to online searches distortion is
a) don’t use GOOGLE.
b) use a non tracking search engine like DUCK DUCK GO as your default.
c) don’t just take the first result, scroll down.”

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Fired Coder Speaks Out On Google’s “Potentially Illegal Practices”, “Recorded Meetings” And “Science Denial”

Fired Coder Speaks Out On Google’s “Potentially Illegal Practices”, “Recorded Meetings” And “Science Denial”:

For those who have managed to avoid this storyline, James Damore, now a former Google employee, caused outrage when he circulated a manifesto on Friday, complaining about Google’s “ideological echo chamber,” alleging women have lower tolerance for stress and that conservatives are more conscientious. By Monday, the chess master, who studied at Harvard, Princeton and MIT and worked at Google’s Mountain View HQ, was fired after the search giant’s chief executive, Sundar Pichai, said portions of Damore’s 10-page memo “violate our code of conduct and cross the line by advancing harmful gender stereotypes” despite saying in the same memo that Google employees shouldn’t be afraid of speaking their minds.

Now, for the first time, the former Googler sat down for a YouTube interview with University of Toronto professor of psychology, Jordan Peterson, to discuss the circumstances leading up to the release of his controversial memo and the fallout that has resulted since. 

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Internal Messages Reveal Co-Worker Support Of Fired Google Engineer’s Controversial Memo

Internal Messages Reveal Co-Worker Support Of Fired Google Engineer’s Controversial Memo:

“My biggest concern is the number of people who don’t understand how distribution differences aren’t stereotypes and can’t be applied to individuals. It’s basic statistical logic. For example, men’s average height is higher than women’s average height. You would never just assume a woman can’t be taller than 5’9”, but you would expect more men to be above 5’9”.”

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“Google Rushed To Fire Damore So Fast, They Didn’t Stop To Think How Full Of S**t They Are”

Why the Google Memo Brings Forward an Overdue Conversation – Part 2 (‘The Firing’)

If people aren’t allowed to write a thought provoking memo in a polite manner questioning corporate policies without being fired, we’ve lost an essential component to any halfway decent civilization – the ability to have a conversation without name calling and career destruction. If we’ve truly lost that, we are doomed.”

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Haha! Everything makes sense afterwards! A selection of Google employees at Twitter. Oh dear!

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Google Fires Author Of “Outrageous” Memo Slamming Company’s Anti-Conservative Culture

Google Fires Author Of “Outrageous” Memo Slamming Company’s Anti-Conservative Culture:

“… there are co-workers who are questioning whether they can safely express their views in the workplace (especially those with a minority viewpoint). They too feel under threat, and that is also not OK. People must feel free to express dissent”… and be prepared to be fired immediately after.

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Google’s sister company releasing 20 million mosquitoes infected with fertility-destroying bacteria… DEPOPULATION experiment?

Flashback:

Bill Gates Spends $1 Million On Laser Defence System – To Repel Mosquitoes

Scientist Investigating How Mosquitoes Transmit Diseases Dies From Ingested Cyanide

Google’s sister company releasing 20 million mosquitoes infected with fertility-destroying bacteria… DEPOPULATION experiment?:

On July 14, Google’s bio-lab began releasing the first batches of the 20 million bacteria-filled mosquitoes they plan to set free in the heart of California in an effort to shrink the population of mosquitoes that can carry life-threatening diseases. The project, called Debug Fresno, is an initiative led by Verily Life Sciences, an offshoot of Google’s parent company Alphabet, in collaboration with MosquitoMate and Fresno County’s Consolidated Mosquito Abatement District.

According to the scientists, the goal of the project is to cut the population of Aedes aegypti mosquitoes — which are known for spreading Zika, dengue, and chikungunya. Over the course of 20 weeks, the company will release 1 million sterile, non-biting male mosquitoes in two 300-acre neighborhoods in Fresno County every week.

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Caught Red-Handed: Google Search Suppresses Climate Realism

Caught Red-Handed: Google Search Suppresses Climate Realism:

Claims that Google Search improperly downranks some websites are frequent but not always correct, and they’re hard to prove even if they are. But the latest available (May 2017) Google Search Quality Evaluation General Guidelines provide conclusive proof of intentional, severe, and malicious suppression of climate realist views.  A quote:

“High quality information pages on scientific topics should represent well established scientific consensus on issues where such consensus exists.” (Section 3.2)

But the allegations of “scientific consensus” are made only in one field – climate alarmism!  “Scientific consensus” is almost an oxymoron.  Consensus is a decision-making method used outside of science.  This language is inserted in the guidelines with only one purpose – to eliminate climate realism websites from the results, shown to Google Search users.  This discrimination is exacerbated by classifying “news about important topics such as international events, business, politics, science, and technology;” as Your Money or Your Life (YMYL) Pages, for which Google claims to have especially high quality standards.  Classification of news as Your Money or Your Life Pages (which includes medical, legal, financial, and safety advice) is obviously intended to suppress political information that differs from the opinions of the leftstream media and Wikipedia, which Google considers the guardians of truth.  That is why WUWT and other climate realism websites are so well hidden by Google Search.

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Google avoids paying $1.64 BILLION in back taxes after winning French court case

Google avoids paying $1.64b in back taxes after winning French court case:

Google will not have to pay 1.1 billion euros ($1.64 billion) in back taxes after winning a court case in Paris.

France’s tax authorities unsuccessfully argued that Google should have paid that amount of tax between 2005-2010.

The US tech giant sold online advertising which was displayed in France but booked through its subsidiary in low-tax Ireland.

The court ruled that the way in which Google operates in France allows it to be exempt from most taxes.

H/t reader kevin a. 

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