Censorship has been a favorite tactic of fascist dictators for a long time. The Nazis enforced strict censorship and government controlled propaganda in Germany, as shown in the photo above. They were known for their book burnings.
Unfortunately, those same Nazi tactics are being used today by fascist dictators wearing business suits instead of Nazi uniforms and using computer algorithms instead of book burnings.
For a brief time during 2013, Z3news.com displayed ads from Google Adwords, but Google blocked our account due to our content, which they identified as hate speech. Our crime was quoting scriptures from the Bible. It worked out okay though because I decided to remove all ad content from the site to reduce clutter.
So, censoring Christian content is nothing new for Google. They have been doing it for years, but now other major corporations are accusing them of being too soft in their censorship policies, which I find amazing based on my experience with Google. It shows how fast the world is accelerating into darkness as foretold by the prophet Isaiah (Isaiah 60:1-3).
Fox Business interviewed Google Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt regarding YouTube policies. Google owns YouTube. Here is an excerpt from their report.
Companies such as Verizon and AT&T have decided to pull ads from YouTube over extremist content in the video platform owned by Google. Alphabet Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt and former Google Senior V.P. of Products Jonathan Rosenberg discuss how they are addressing the issue.
“What we do is, we match ads and the content, but because we source the ads from everywhere, every once in a while somebody gets underneath the algorithm and they put in something that doesn’t match. We’ve had to tighten our policies and actually increase our manual review time and so I think we’re going to be okay,” Schmidt told the FOX Business Network’s Maria Bartiromo. (See the complete report)
Back in 2013, the popular excuse for censorship was “hate speech,” but today there are new favorite buzzwords, including “extremist content” and “fake news.” Of course, the censors have no problem with real fake news sites, such as CNN, NBC, and MSNBC. It’s only the conservative and Christian sites that cross their line. Isn’t that convenient?
The buzzwords may change, but the spirit behind it remains the same. It is the spirit of antichrist seeking to shut down anyone proclaiming the good news of salvation through Jesus Christ.
Ironically, Google’s corporate motto is “Don’t be evil.”
Author: James Bailey
James Bailey is a blogger, business owner, husband and father of two grown children. In 1982, he surrendered his life to the Lord Jesus Christ. In 2012, he founded Z3news.com to broadcast the message of salvation by reporting end time news before it happens.
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