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John Simkin

Google and the CIA

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We have several discussions about the power of Wikipedia to present the establishment view of the past. However, a far larger problem concerns Google. Most people use the Google search engine when they want to discover information about the past. If Wikipedia have produced anything on the subject, even if it is only a few lines, it also appears as the first link available. However, up until recently, the ranking system seemed fair and alternative views appeared fairly high up.

However, on 22nd May, 2013, Google introduced a new search system called Penguin 2.0. It claims that this new system will hurt websites that use certain spam techniques. However, I think it is an attempt to prevent anti-establishment views from appearing near the top of the search requests.

To test this out do a search for "History of the CIA" at Google. What sort of image do these websites provide of the CIA? Then try it using other search-engines. See list below. I get my results from the UK so it might be different for you.

http://www.bing.com/

http://uk.altavista.com/

https://www.ixquick.com/do/search

http://search.lycos.com

http://www.webcrawler.com/

http://www.info.com/

http://www.infospace.com/

http://www.search.com/

http://www.excite.com/

http://www.goodsearch.com/

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This works better if you use someone's else computer. One of the things Google does is to remember the websites you visit and takes that into account when delivering results.

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The mind bending is ferocious. Whether it is spread across a billion blogs, buried by search engines or shunned by the mass media, change always creates openings ~ the one constant in our lives... :sun

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I tried most of the search engines. Small difference. Then I tried ' CIA secret history ' on google and the CIA's own website was still first. Interesting. Thanks for posting this.

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Try duck duck go. Though Microsofts attack on open source through Novell who knows?

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Amazon and the CIA (and by link direct to Social Media, search engines, the OS and GUIyou are using, et.c. et.c. :

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