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Google and Facebook are not really private

Google isn’t a right. Facebook and Twitter are not free speech. They are private companies.

Google really isn’t a private company. If it continues to attack alternative media like NaturalNews.com, it may find lawsuits headed in its direction. The same may go for Facebook too.

By portraying itself as a private company, Google can do as it chooses, when attacking companies that don’t live up to its standards from an advertising point of view.

It can help cut off companies that don’t properly advertise according to the Google rule book. The rule book is general and vague. But Google is supposedly a private company so it really doesn’t matter. Google can do pretty much as it wants. And so can Facebook.

Yet there is plenty to rebut this perspective. The best or most comprehensive article on Google along with the CIA and Pentagon is an Insurge Intelligence article entitled, How the CIA Made Google.

It shows that one of the founders of Google, Sergey Brin virtually reported to the Pentagon/ CIA while developing the project that would eventually become Google. Interestingly, later in the article, people close to the CIA and Pentagon are quoted as denying a close relationship. So obviously there is a good deal of sensitivity around the topic.

When it comes to Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg was funded indirectly by the CIA via Peter Thiel. He (Thiel) invested $500,000 into Facebook but supposedly this was a CIA investment. Thiel is very close to the CIA. Later, Thiel invested 12.7 million in Facebook.

Companies that owe their existence and direction to public intelligence agencies are not private. They ought not to be run as they were.

There are large issues surrounding Facebook and Google and their determination to harass firms in the alternative news media community.

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