Tuesday, December 5, 2017

2nd Verse: I've Got the Google Algorithm Blues- Project Owl

 In a previous post we talked Google’s censorship via it’s algorithm’s. Created for the express purpose of  controlling narratives. Which in turn controls thoughts and ideas while eroding freedom of speech. 

 I won't rehash to much of the previous post- It's relinked below and is also accessible at

the side bar as the featured post: I've Got the Google Algorithm Blues- Project Owl

In the comments section, Gallier2 left  comments reporting on the results of his search engine testing.  It was already clear to me from my stats that censoring had been occurring. Gallier's testing seals the deal. Yes, Google Algorithms are being employed to censor this blog.
The question is how can these algorithms be circumvented?
What can be done to get around them?
Anyone have any ideas?



Funny, I just tested the search engine with that search text 'I’ve Got the Google Algorithm Blues- Project Owl' i.e. the title of this article.
Result: no link to pennyforyourthougth2.blogspot.? from google. The article was listed from other blogs who had copy/pasted or simply syndicated via rss, but not your blog I checked the 5 first pages.
I also tested on duckduckgo and there it was listed prominently as the first entry.
Proof positive that your blog is censored by google.







  1. Thank You so much for taking the time to do that Gallier2!
    I could see it from the stats, but, your simple check makes very clear it is happening!
    Much appreciated.
  2. Hey, there's a twist in the test. I rechecked this morning and the result is the same if one enters the title as is, but if you enter the string in quotes for an exact search, then your blog is on second position. On the word by word search I checked all 15 pages shown on my vertical screen and your blog was not listed.
    This shows that the censoring is done via the ranking algorithm not via the indexing (i.e. your page has been seen by the google crawler).
    This is proof positive of intent.
    I sent you the print-screens of the searches via email.
  3. Hey Gallier: email received and I saw the images. I responded to you with an assistance request and permission to post?
    Email me back and let me know, thanks for helping :)



    Below are the 3 screenshots Gallier2 sent to me:

Image1


Image2

Image 3


Gallier explained further


1. the first search was with all the words of the title. So google will take these words, remove the so called stop-words, i.e. the small words that are so frequent that they have no discriminating power. Every document in english on the Internet contains 'the', 'a' or 'is', so there's no real point in using them in the filtering code. Then google will search its index for the documents containing all the other words. The importance of the words will depend on several criteria, for instance
- if they appear several times in the document,
- if they appear in the title or paragraph header like here


<h3 class='post-title entry-title' itemprop='name'>
I&#8217;ve Got the Google Algorithm Blues- Project Owl
</h3>
as these words are in a header they're more relevant than if they're in the alone.
- if they have been put in a semantic section (html5) or a keyword list in the header (old html).
- if they appear in the same order as in the search string
- etc. any other secret sauce like the number of links and such things

2. the second search had all the word between quotes ". This means that I wanted to find the documents that contain exactly that sentence. So the search criterium is much more narrow and the number of results is then obviously very restricted, the longer the sentence, the lower the probability to have random text being chosen. Of course if the phrase is a common expression, the number of results will be bigger. In our case, there are not many pages that contain exactly that phrase and the possibilities to play games with the ranking, which is a criterion used when you have to choose some documents from a given set of results. If your index returns 500000 pages and you only present the 100 "best candidates", it's easier to bury the result of an unliked page than if you got only 25 pages from the index.

3. The third pics was the same search as the first one but only at duckduckgo instead of google, and as we can see, it put your page on second position (yesterday you were first). So duckduckgo didn't discriminate your blog.

Thanks Gallier2! Good to know duckduckgo is not discriminating- I've been using it for a while myself- Hubby uses it exclusively- So that's one way to get around Google's censorship.
Again, I ask... Anyone have any other suggestions? Because this is a problem that will only get worse if we do nothing! 

Muddy Waters: I am the Blues

18 comments:

  1. Another alternative is https://www.startpage.com/. There's also Ixquick, but as the results seem to be identical to DuckDuckGo...
    As for the quotes:
    You do have differences in all of these engines too with and without quotes, but your Blog is always on the 1st page eitherway.

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  2. Hi Pen,
    It has puzzled me for years why people in the independent media use google. It tracks users and censors results and has done so for a loooong time.

    I used to use Ixquick before it was discontinued because it did not track me and gave better results especially in more 'academic' areas.

    Startpage is run by the same people but uses google as a base. As it is a proxy, it gets around the tracking and the 'personal tailoring' of results but if Startpage doesn't have problems now, it will.

    If you find a search engine you have confidence in, maybe you could prominently promote it on your blog.

    Something to consider - how long do you think it will be before google starts employing the same (or similar) censorship tactics on Blogger as it is currently using on Youtube?
    What will this mean for your blog?

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  3. Hi Penny,

    I live in New Zealand, and have just checked the post mentioned by Gallier2, and yours is second on the page followed by the same post but on "abundanthope.net" (whatever that is).

    So ... I don't know ... maybe it's only blocking things in North America?? The mystery continues ...

    Regards,

    HP

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    1. The title quotet or not? That's what makes the difference. The unquotet names is the important search as one rarely searches exact phrases. When someone wants to know what happens in Syria, he will search for keywords like: Syria kurds russian . The person will only get results from mainstream media or better stated, from media that suites google's agenda (i.e. NWO).
      Exact sentence search is only used if you have forgotten a specific URL, i.e. you know that what you search exists already.

      Googles tactic is completely Orwellian by reducing the field of possibilities. When one can't even find alternative voices, the only narrative remaining will be "the Truth" how false it may be.

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    2. Gallier2 et al:

      Gallier is correct- This experiment was on a specific title quote- If you're not a reader here already- how would you have any awareness of that title? Of course, you would not.

      It is the key word search that is critical to getting information out- I mentioned in the previous post- at the beginning of this year searches like Syria news- Syria Kurds- Turkey coup
      would bring non regular readers straight to this blog- that doesn't happen anymore..

      " The person will only get results from mainstream media or better stated, from media that suites google's agenda (i.e. NWO).

      If I searched project owl, googles censorship project, would it direct anyone at all to my blog?
      I'll do a test on that myself.

      Googles tactics are Orwellian.



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    3. Hi james

      "Something to consider - how long do you think it will be before google starts employing the same (or similar) censorship tactics on Blogger as it is currently using on Youtube?
      What will this mean for your blog?"


      I am already experiencing the marginalization of the blog- As James Corbett has already told his viewers- Book Mark this place if you enjoy reading and participating- soon enough, as I've said this blog may continue to exist, but, will be kept in a dark corner- shoved out of sight
      while pornography is allowed to thrive without censorship

      Pornography strives to destroy social cohesion
      and reduce humanity to it's base urges- as it's sole function


      While I strive to enlighten

      What do the elites want?
      The masses reduced or elevated
      I think most everyone here knows the answer to that!

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  4. O/T

    A Saker article that seems to paint Turkey as the main aggressor in the Syria war; lots of rubbish about the US fighting "ISIS" (lol); and apparently the Syrian Army is now fighting side-by-side with the YPG.

    http://thesaker.is/geopolitical-standoff-in-post-isis-middle-east/

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    1. If I had any doubt that Saker was a 5 eyes media outlet so called alternative the post may just seal the deal for me! He's been long removed from the sidebar- and he ain't coming back!

      The US fighting ISIS- what a f'n joke!

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    2. I see the article is from southfront?
      Notice they aren't linked here either?

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    3. I left a comment there bizarrely the article mentions the move on Raqqa..

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    4. "The US fighting ISIS- what a f'n joke!"

      Lol. Exactly. I've accused the Saker before of engaging in what is known as "goy baiting" and I think that article is another example. I'm afraid I made up my mind a while back about the thesaker, i.e. more controlled opposition. I still like some of the articles on the site though.

      Which reminds me to keep an eye on how Russia thinks it is going to peacefully resolve the current occupation of NE Syria by the US. Any recognition of Kurdish autonomy with those US bases still in place will be defacto partition. And then I can make up my mind about Putin finally aswell.

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  5. Hi Penny,

    just a little comment: you swapped the 2 google pictures. Picture 1 refers to search 2 i.e. exact phrase and picture 2 refers to the keyword search explained as search one in the text.

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  6. And FYI the searches were made with my professional account at work somewhere in Benelux.

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  7. There's also a search engine for non-MSM media:
    https://www.goodgopher.com
    For the non-native english readers, nice help: https://www.urbandictionary.com
    Greetings from Benelux to gallier2 ;)

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  8. I did a test of my own this morning:
    I used just key words and did two searches to see when and where my blog would show up

    Project Owl Google (not in quotation)

    On Duck Duck Go- My first post on this topic showed up in 30th position.

    On Google my first post showed up on page 13- second from the top or at the 122 second position in the search

    not many people go through that many pages to find information

    as I scrolled through the google search I saw many of the same articles repeated over and over in varying search positions, on the first ten pages but, my post came up just once on page 13.

    Duck Duck Go- 30th position
    Google- 122 position

    marginalization

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