September 5, 2017
Google is now actively censoring search results. We have seen something like this on a small scale before, where the search “Did the Holocaust happen?” would show a Stormfront link posting evidence against it having happened was removed.
Now, they are putting that into a large scale. Even if they don’t shut down ‘alternative viewpoints’ entirely, they could just as easily censor useful materials in favor of links to ridiculous claims to discredit any alternate argument.
For example, if someone were to search “Was 9/11 an inside job?” they could censor any arguments that would give reasonable doubt to the official narrative, and instead show obviously ridiculous theories claiming things like it was actually an inter-dimensional space parasite. This kind of censorship could be ultimately more harmful than a hard shuttening of any viewpoints, as it will lead the average user to believe that all arguments to the contrary must be meme-level conspiracy theories.
Of course I can’t say for certain this is what they are planning to do, but it is definitely on the table.