Leftists at Google Caught Trying to Pull Ad Revenue from Conservative Giant Breitbart.com
by Jim Hoft 96 Comments
Since the 2016 election Democrat lawmakers and ignorant Republicans have been focused on forcing social media giants Facebook, Twitter and Google to crackdown on “fake news” and “hate speech” online.
What Republicans do not understand is that this targeting of “fake news” is the far left’s planned assault on conservative pundits and websites.
Russia reportedly spent $100,000 on online ads during the election, much of it on pro-Hillary ads. Facebook admitted the Russian ads comprised only .004% of their newsfeed during the election. Liberals want you to believe this flipped the election. That is a lie.
During the election conservatives fled the corrupt mainstream media and went online to get their news from trusted websites.
Breitbart was the largest conservative influencer during the election.
The Gateway Pundit was the 4th most influential conservative news source.
Since the election Facebook, Google and Twitter have targeted conservative websites.
Facebook and Twitter have often altered their platforms to prevent TGP stories from being shared. They have employed far left operatives who deem which stories are acceptable and others they kill off before they go viral. Conservative websites like TGP have also been targeted, demonitized and shadow-banned on Google and YouTube.
Leftist organizations are even targeting the advertising and income of conservative websites.
This is like something you would see in a banana republic – hold the right ideas or be punished economically.
The Gateway Pundit has also been targeted by advertisers. We had one ad company tell us we were labeled “undesirable” by one of the largest internet advertisers.
Breitbart today says they have proof that Google is continuing to target their income.
The left wants to silence conservatives.
And now they’re starving conservative websites from making any income.
That’s why last week we held our Social Media Neutrality Panel Discussion in Washington DC.
This targeting must stop before it’s too late.
Left-wingers at Google are engaged in a relentless effort to demonetize Breitbart News from its AdSense platform and are linking advertising clients to the anti-Breitbart, far-left pressure group Sleeping Giants.
Previously, Google employees have contacted Breitbart News to reveal an atmosphere of indoctrination and intimidation, driven by leftist zealots at the company.
Current and former employees at Google now tell us that those same zealots are trying to use the company’s immense power against Breitbart News. In addition to placing pressure on management to take action against the site, they are also working to undermine Breitbart’s reputation with advertisers.
Breitbart News has obtained a screenshot (withheld to protect our source) that shows Google ad account manager Aidan Wilks advising another company – a client of Google’s – that advertising on Breitbart may impact their “brand safety.”
In the screenshot, Wilks can be seen linking Google’s client to the website of Sleeping Giants, a far-left organization that has repeatedly targeted Breitbart and other conservative-leaning news sites with false claims of racism and bigotry.
The screenshot also shows Matthew Rivard, another employee at Google, advising colleagues that Wilks’ message was a “nice template” for those who wished to “call out” the issue to clients. Rivard recommends that the message should be repeated for “other key accounts.”