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The Open Internet & the Freedom of Speech

Google News - Kills thousands of small news publishers

Google News has recently removed hundreds if not thousands of News publishers from their index, which has caused the loss of thousands of jobs, at a time when America needs them most.


According to the chatter on the Google News Publishers forum, Google is making an effort to remove unwanted content, this effort has also caused several smaller News sites who provided real news to be removed from the index.


The loss of jobs and the ability of smaller news organizations to be heard is single handedly being dictated by Google News.


Google News continues to allow larger organizations to remain in the news while they violate the same practices Google News has removed the other smaller organizations for.


Hiding behind an algorithm is Google justified?


There is no way to appeal the removal of any site that has been publishing news via Google News for over 5 years in some cases.



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Idea No. 456