Google is spending billions to manipulate every news room in USA with DNC propaganda!!
Why Is Google Hiring 1,000 Journalists To Flood Newsrooms Around America?
by Tyler Durden
So what do you do when you fail to elect your chosen candidate and your former political allies and mainstream media turn against you by painting you not as the 'progressive', open-minded, friendly tech company that you used to be but as an evil, racist, Russian-colluding corporate villain intent upon destroying all that is sacred in the world? Well, you just buy the media, of course.
As Poynter notes today, after a series of public relations debacles in recent weeks, from the firing of James Damore to news last week that Google's algos served up some fairly disturbing keywords to potential advertising buyers (e.g. "Why Do Black People Ruin Neighborhoods"), Google is ramping up its media presence with the announcement that the Google News Lab will be working with Report For America (RFA) to hire 1,000 journalists all around the country.
any local newsrooms have been cut to the bone so often that there's hardly any bone left. But starting early next year, some may get the chance to rebuild, at least by one.
On Monday, a new project was announced at the Google News Lab Summit that aims to place 1,000 journalists in local newsrooms in the next five years. Report For America takes ideas from several existing organizations, including the Peace Corps, Americorps, Teach for America and public media.
Unlike foreign or domestic service programs or public media, however, RFA gets no government funding. But they are calling RFA a national service project. That might make some journalists uncomfortable – the idea of service and patriotism. But at its most fundamental, local journalism is about protecting democracy, said co-founder Charles Sennott, founder and CEO of the GroundTruth Project.
"I think journalism needs that kind of passion for public service to bring it back and to really address some of the ailments of the heart of journalism," he said.
Here's how RFA will work: On one end, emerging journalists will apply to be part of RFA. On the other, newsrooms will apply for a journalist. RFA will pay 50 percent of that journalist's salary, with the newsroom paying 25 percent and local donors paying the other 25 percent. That reporter will work in the local newsroom for a year, with the opportunity to renew.
Of course, while the press release above tries to tout the shared financial responsibility of these 1,000 journalists, presumably as a testament to their 'independence', it took about 35 seconds to figure out that the primary funder of the journalists' salaries, RFA, is funded by none other than Google News Lab.
Meanwhile, as a further testament to RFA's 'independence, we noticed that their Advisory Board is flooded with reputable, 'impartial' news organizations like the New York Times, NPR, CBS, ABC, etc....
That said, as Jeff Bezos found out this morning, you can buy the media outlet but that doesn't necessarily mean you can buy their loyalty (see: Did WaPo Break The Law When It Disciplined A Writer For This Negative Article On Jeff Bezos?)....
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GoogleStoleMyBike 11 points (+11|-0) ago (edited ago)
Found something interesting:
"Unlike foreign or domestic service programs or public media, however, RFA gets no government funding. But they are calling RFA a national service project. That might make some journalists uncomfortable – the idea of service and patriotism, said co-founder Charles Sennott, founder and CEO of the GroundTruth Project. But at its most fundamental, local journalism is about protecting democracy, he said."
"Sennott and Steven Waldman co-founded RFA, which comes from a partnership between Google News Labs and the Groundtruth Project. RFA also gets support, and its reporters will get training, from the Center for Investigative Journalism, the Lenfest Institute for Journalism, the Solutions Journalism network and the Knight Foundation (which funds my job covering local news at Poynter. Poynter also gets funding from Lenfest and Google News Labs)."
I wonder what the roots of the Groundtruth Project are?
"Sennott’s deep experience reporting internationally led him to launch The GroundTruth Project and to dedicate himself to training the next generation of international journalists for the digital age. Sennott is also the co-founder of GlobalPost, an acclaimed international news website. Previously, Sennott served as the Boston Globe’s Middle East Bureau Chief based in Jerusalem from 1997 to 2001 and as Europe Bureau Chief based in London from 2001 to 2005."
EDIT: Something else a bit strange, I can't find a wiki for Charles M. Sennott. You can see the top link is directing to a different (but extremely similar to GroundTruth Project) group called GlobalPost where his name is in the first sentence, but it only references the FB page of GlobalPost and does not link to a personal wiki about him. Huh.
truthbeloathed 4 points (+4|-0) ago
It is a push for Google News- news.google.com. They hate us more than we hate them because all we do is laugh at their filters.
Its the Monsanto of information.
Ex- New York Times reporters need jobs.
because they haven't yet learned how their own technology on youtube works.
the next gen isn't going to the newsrooms for information you communist faggots.
Wow. I feel sick.
Get well soon!
The proglodytes are trying to make sure they control all media before next national election. It will be their voice, or nothing.
+1 for proglodytes.
Google has known that regular jewmedia is dying for a long while, thats why they started google fiber so they could get in on streaming tv, but it's been a failure. This kiked up shenanigans will be a failure too.
Ummmm, so they can flood newsrooms around the country? Is this trick question?
This is why Microsoft and Apple is better than google
These "journalists" are your mortal enemies.
Well why do you think?
They are on a build up for 2020 and the media war on America continues. Breakup Google and Amazon!!!!
I suspect if you follow the funding the trail will lead all the way to George Soros
This is deeply disturbing.
...because it worked for the Pentagon/CIA...
Maybe at the rate mms rating drop Google will buy them all out someday and say they will put an end to the problems of past news (yea right..)
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Put Adnauseum on your browser. If you have chrome run in developer mode and click okay when ever it prompts. It blocks adds and BS, but clicks on as many ads as you specify I usually do 50%. Google pays the website back. I am currently looking at 7 clicks back at 50% typing this. It sucks money out of Google, pays Zerohedge and it's all in the background. Doesn't even slow down the computer.
Google is hiring propaganda/agitator agents for the Big Brother's Ministry of Truth.
Does paying half of a "journalist's" salary give google the right to edit (censor) parts of the journalist's story?
the journalist's story will be based on google supplied 'facts' 'expert opinion' and 'talking points' there will be little need for edits ;)
pardon me while I puke first...but the SeeEyeAye is a more honest name than "google"....
Keeping up the pretense journalists actually write anything to begin with. Most just c&p off Reuters/AP or press releases off of PRN/Businesswire.
As a hired journalist these day you are no more than a hired pen to spit what it is told you to spit not what you think. Only independent/indie journalist have the luxury to speak their mind but it is a high risk job choice.
BTW, it seems blood started to be drawn due to loss of mafia money invested in the shady Toronto' real estate - realtor pays with life for probably providing bad investment advice just before housing started to collapse in Toronto
We all should be writing our elected officials about provision 623 1A of the Intel bill which is aimed at Wikileaks but will target independent outlets. Taking away freedom of speech is the most tyranical move they can make.
Just don't run Chrome. Run Comodo Dragon and leave all that Google bullshit behind. Adnauseum runs fine.
There are others as well. If you like Chrome.
is there a mobile browser that works ok with adnaseum? i have dolphin but crashes quite a lot.
Demizen, two words. Brave browser. Set it and forget it. Works on any device and operating system. Blocks all ads and tracking by default. Set it and forget it.
You can thank me later.
looks great on Android and my hackintosh machine I thank you for the tip
Just built and installed AdNauseum in Vivaldi browser (linux). Seems to work, but I'm not sold on the benefit of the outcome. Not sure I'll use it. The problem I have is that there is some good content out there (even sometimes on ZH) that I want to see and that advertising pays for. I have no problem with using an ad blocker to blacklist ads on sites that throw obnoxious stuff in my face, but sites that offer decent content and reasonable ads I don't mind supporting by viewing the ads.
" clicks on as many ads as you specify"
You can also click on all the ads on ZH manually, many, many times.
Google takes the money from the counter party. Google is just a middleman. You are screwing someone else's small business (or large business), depending on the ads.
CIA Agent Whistleblower Risks All To Expose The Shadow Government
How Google Runs The “Deep State” Government That Is Screwing With Trump and The Entire U.S. Government
By Andres Fauceyt
Eric Schmidt was the head of the Deep State Government when it was formerly called New America Foundation. What a warm and cozy name for an organization as nasty as Satan’s anus. New America’s sister organization is a “charity organization” called In-Q-Tel. In-Q-Tel funded Eric Schmidt’s Google and claims to be a “non-profit charity which provides technology to the CIA...”. Google is the single largest financier of Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton. Google is the single largest beneficiary of Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton. In-Q-Tel was the owner of the airplanes that were registered on FAA and DEA arrest records as “Cocaine 1” and “Cocaine 2”. They had five tons of cocaine on them at the point that the DEA swooped in on the “charity” In-Q-Tel airplanes. In-Q-Tel staffs Elon Musk’s SpaceX spy satellite company. The head of Silk Road, the largest online illegal drug operation worked for Elon Musk at SpaceX. Most of Obama’s and Clinton’s key staff came from Google. Google makes billions of dollars from various government spy contracts. Pretty much everybody at Google hates Donald Trump and all Republicans. All of Google’s profits rely on kick-back deals with crony Democrats.
Those are facts. Check these facts out for yourself on any non-Google search engine. They are not arguable and they are proven by SEC and FTC filings, IRS filings, arrest records and other indisputable public documents.
Eric Schmidt had New America Foundation, Google and In-Q-Tel suddenly try to delete all connections to him. Even they could not erase it all. When you “follow-the-money”, the dirty paths of corruption and technology mobster-ism are clear.
Because Larry Page, Eric Schmidt and Elon Musk believed that the IRS, Barack Obama, Eric Holder, the CIA and the Federal Reserve Bank were personally running cover for them, they decided to push the envelope and see how much they could get away with. They were certain that Google’s and In-Q-Tel’s technology could rig the 2016 election for Hillary, just like they did for Obama’s election, they did not foresee that the GOP had been covertly circumventing their coup attempt for years.
Now that Trump is in office, the bewildered Obama Coup organizers are scattered and the most of them do not know what to do except try to keep their little coup going. Hacking Donald Trump seemed like an easy and reasonable task to the Google-ites who had such an “above-the-law” world of anything-goes for so long. Now, not so much.
The holy trinity of Sessions/Gowdy/Chaffetz are delighting the public as they rail into the corrupt big wigs of Washington DC. Now it is time, though, for Congress to get serious and forcefully rail into Google, New America Foundation and In-Q-Tel and terminate them once and for all. They are not in service to America. They are criminal operations out to line their own pockets at the expense of the public and the Constitution.
SECRETLY GAY TECH CEO’S RUN ALMOST THE ENTIRE ANTIFA PROGRAM
Tech Goes From White House to Doghouse in Trump’s WashingtonBy Todd Shields , Mark Bergen , and Ben Brody
Google, Facebook under scrutiny on size, political inclination
Issues include ‘fake news,’ net neutrality and search results
President Donald Trump is finding relations with business leaders strained as he disband his CEO advisory councils in the wake of his reaction to last weekend's violence in Virginia. Bloomberg's Kevin Cirilli reports on 'Bloomberg Daybreak: Americas.' (Source: Bloomberg)
Google once had Barack Obama’s ear, served as a revolving door for White House staff and saw its political agenda advance. In Donald Trump’s Washington, some conservatives say it’s gotten so powerful it should be regulated like a public utility.
Google is not alone in a fall from grace. Tech companies -- including Facebook Inc. and Amazon.com Inc. -- that were previously lauded as innovators are facing increased scrutiny over their size, their hiring practices and whether online news feeds skew liberal.
"The mood in Washington, at least on the right side of the aisle, is more critical of companies like Google and Amazon,” said Fred Campbell, a former Republican FCC aide and director of Tech Knowledge, which promotes market-based policies.
The shift in tone comes as Congress and the Trump administration consider changing tax, energy and immigration policies important to Silicon Valley. A regulation that protects data flows is already slated for gutting by the Federal Communications Commission, and, in Congress, a law has been proposed that would bring internet companies under a privacy regulator. Another would increase legal liability for website operators as a way to combat online sex trafficking.
Meanwhile, tech’s made no secret of its distaste for Trump policies. Alphabet Inc.’s Google, Apple Inc. and Facebook issued critical statements after the president proposed a ban on transgender people in the military, stepped away from the Paris climate accords and issued a ban on travel from majority Muslim nations.
The Aug. 12 street violence in Charlottesville, Virginia, provoked another rift. After the president said “both sides” shared blame for the fighting, Apple Chief Executive Officer Tim Cook told his staff he disagreed with Trump. So many executives, including Intel Corp.’s Chief Executive Officer Brian Krzanich, quit White House advisory councils last week in protest that Trump ended up disbanding them.
Amazon is doing great damage to tax paying retailers. Towns, cities and states throughout the U.S. are being hurt - many jobs being lost!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 16, 2017
Amid the turmoil, Trump unloaded on Amazon, tweeting that the company is hurting other retailers, and causing shares in the online retailer to fall. “Towns, cities and states throughout the U.S. are being hurt - many jobs being lost!” Trump said in the tweet.
It was the latest conservative broadside on the technology companies over their size, influence and promotion of social policies on immigration, transgender rights and other matters.
Oregon Republican Representative Greg Walden, the chairman of the Energy and Commerce Committee, challenged tech and broadband executives to appear next month as his committee considers undoing the Obama-era net neutrality rules that Silicon Valley supports. In what could be interpreted as a snub, executives didn’t respond to the invitation by the deadline -- which has been extended.
“Republicans have always been fine with most of tech, because Republicans have usually defaulted pro-business,” said Bruce Mehlman, a Republican lobbyist and former Commerce Department official said in an interview. “This is less about any one issue and more about the new populist wing of the Republican party -- populism is suspicious of bigness, and the biggest companies now are tech.”
In this atmosphere, public-policy asteroids can strike suddenly and dent tech’s image in the capital. Google dismissed James Damore, an engineer who wrote about gender differences and said the company had a “left bias” that silenced dissenters. Washington noticed.
“The mistreatment of conservatives and libertarians by tech monopolies is a civil rights issue,” Representative Dana Rohrabacher said in a tweet using the hashtag #googlememo. The California Republican is concerned tech giants may be excluding top talent for political reasons, said his spokesman, Ken Grubbs.
Trump adviser Kellyanne Conway tweeted an op-ed that Damore wrote in the Wall Street Journal about his firing, in which he called Google “ideologically driven and intolerant of scientific debate and reasoned argument.”
Fox News’s Tucker Carlson said Damore’s dismissal showed Google couldn’t be trusted, for instance in ways its algorithms determine where to rank fake news when returning search results. “Google should be regulated like the public utility it is, to make sure it doesn’t further distort the free flow of information to the rest of us,” Carlson said on his Aug. 14 show.
Others on the right are sounding similar themes. Dominant companies such as Facebook, Twitter Inc. and Google “represent themselves as politically neutral while systematically promoting liberal views and limiting or even banning conservatives,” Phil Kerpen, head of the American Commitment policy group said in a memo urging congressional action that was obtained by Bloomberg News.
Kerpen advocated “clear disclosure of how traffic is treated” and “enforcement actions if they violate those representations,” according to his memo. Kerpen, a strategist who has worked for groups including the billionaire Koch brothers’ Americans for Prosperity, didn’t return phone calls and emails.
Amazon has become a target at least in part because of its size. The company with about 70 percent of all e-book sales and 30 percent of all U.S. e-commerce drew criticism from Trump that had started on the campaign trail when Trump said in February 2016: “Believe me, if I become president, do they have problems. They’re going to have such problems.” Trump’s also objected to coverage by the Washington Post, which is owned by Amazon’s Chief Executive Officer Jeff Bezos, for instance calling the newspaper "FAKE NEWS" in a June tweet.
In July, a Democratic lawmaker from Rhode Island, David Cicilline, called for hearings on the online retailer’s proposed purchase of grocer Whole Foods Market Inc. Experts and analysts have largely dismissed antitrust threats, in part because the food-store chain has just 1.6 percent of the U.S. grocery market, according to Euromonitor.
Democrats in their “Better Deal” package of policy proposals released in July called for tougher merger reviews. Regulators must “must explicitly consider the ways in which control of consumer data can be used to stifle competition or jeopardize consumer privacy,” according to the proposals.
Tech companies are spending more to make their case in the new Washington, and staffing up for better footholds in the Trump administration. Google hired Max Pappas, a veteran of Texas Republican Senator Ted Cruz’s office and the libertarian FreedomWorks PAC.
Google boosted its lobbying expenditure to $9.5 million in the first half of this year, a nearly 18 percent increase from about $8 million a year earlier, according to disclosure filings. Facebook’s first-half lobbying expenditures rose too, by about 12 percent to $5.6 million from almost $5 million. Amazon spent $6.1 million, up from $5.7 million for the same period a year earlier.
Immediate challenges for Silicon Valley include the move by FCC Chairman Ajit Pai, a Republican chosen by Trump, to weaken the Obama-era net neutrality rule that forbids broadband providers from blocking or slowing web traffic, for instance in order to give their video an edge over rivals’ programming.
Representative Marsha Blackburn, the Tennessee Republican who leads the House communications subcommittee, at a July 25 hearing took issue with the role played by web companies during an earlier online protest of Pai’s plans.
“Internet giants Amazon, Facebook and Google recently joined with websites such as Pornhub and dark money groups Fight for the Future, Demand Progress and Free Press for a day of action to claim Republicans would break the net,” Blackburn said. “Let me be clear -- Republicans have always supported a free and open internet.”
Blackburn has introduced a bill to bring web companies and broadband providers alike under one privacy regulator. The Internet Association representing companies including Google and Facebook objected, saying the measure “has the potential to upend the consumer experience online and stifle innovation.”
Representative Walden called on the top executives of Facebook, Alphabet, Amazon, online video provider Netflix Inc. and others to appear before his committee at a Sept. 7 hearing on internet governance.
“It’s time they came before us and directly shared their positions,” Walden said.
Google, Facebook, Netflix and Amazon didn’t respond to emailed requests for comment or declined to comment. AT&T Inc. said it was checking the schedule of Chief Executive Officer Randall Stephenson; Charter Communications Inc., Comcast Corp. and Verizon Communications Inc. didn’t publicly respond.
— With assistance by Bill Allison, and Mark Gurman
Silicon Valley Isn't Special
Tech has plenty of reasons to pretend it's an industry of upstarts. That facade is crumbling.by Conor Sen
"Better to be a pirate than join the navy," Steve Jobs said. Times have changed.
Photographer: Photographer: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg
Silicon Valley has a perception problem. Steve Jobs once said, speaking about the irreverent culture he helped create, that "it's better to be a pirate than join the navy." This ethos served the community well when its firms existed at "pirate scale." But now Silicon Valley's most successful companies have become some of the largest in the world. This culture must accept that it has become the navy, with its remaining pirates facing a choice -- enlist, or walk the plank.
Perhaps no company is struggling with this reality more than Google. Founded in 1998, the company famously adopted the motto "Don't be evil" around the year 2000. Ever since, whenever the company has run into controversy, such as its censorship disputes with China, or its recent decision to fire the author of a controversial 10-page memo, critics have lashed out at the company over its betrayal of its founding values.
But it's not fair to hold Google, or its parent company Alphabet, to the same principles it adopted when it was a relatively inconsequential technology startup. In the year 2000, when it adopted "Don't be evil," Google had revenue of just over $19 million. In 2017, it will have revenue of over $100 billion. That's higher than the gross domestic product of a dozen states. Google dropped the "Don't be evil" motto in 2015.
Google is by no means alone in being a large technology company struggling to balance historical "pirate" cultures with growing responsibilities as powerful corporations. Facebook has gotten in trouble for allowing "fake news" on its platform, influencing the 2016 election. Twitter has struggled with harassment and hate groups. And Uber has clashed with regulators, its drivers, and the impact of its internal culture on women.
Silicon Valley has a lot of self-interested reasons for preferring to maintain a facade that its culture is special, and that its industry is more innovative, virtuous and productive than every other industry. It serves as a great recruiting tool as the region competes for talent with other industries and areas. It allows insiders to maintain outsize control of their companies. And it is a way to prevent regulators from coming in and regulating Silicon Valley to the extent that it might otherwise seek to do.
But it's time to drop the pretense that Silicon Valley deserves special treatment. Facebook and Google are content and advertising companies, digital evolutions of print and television companies that came before them. Amazon's core e-commerce business is just a digital Wal-Mart. Apple's iPhone product cycle, with its annual incremental improvements, has parallels to the personal computer industry in the 1990s or even the Detroit "Big Three" automakers in the 1960s. They deserve the same scrutiny from regulatory and labor watchdogs that their old-economy peers get.
They shouldn't have multiple classes of shares that deprive investors of voting rights. Tesla and Amazon both show that investors are willing to look past a lack of near-term profitability if they believe in a company's vision. As Snap, the latest IPO that has fizzled, may be showing, when a hot growth story turns cold and investors lack voting rights, there's no opportunity for an activist or turnaround investor to come in and pressure management.
Clear thinking from leading voices in business, economics, politics, foreign affairs, culture, and more.
And employees should stop thinking that working for a large technology company is fundamentally different from working anywhere else. Despite what Silicon Valley would like you to believe, employees at Google and Facebook should have the same expectations that workers at Goldman Sachs, General Electric or McKinsey have in terms of adequate staffing of human resources departments and what is considered acceptable speech at work.
Uber's CEO search, with leaders of "stodgy" companies having been floated as possible successors -- Meg Whitman of HP, and Jeffrey Immelt, formerly of GE -- shows that even the bad boy of tech may be getting the message. The sooner the whole industry wises up, the better.
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