In the three months since Internet monopoly Google announced plans to keep users from accessing “fake news,” the global traffic rankings of a broad range of left-wing, progressive, anti-war and democratic rights organizations have fallen significantly.
On April 25, 2017, Google announced that it had implemented changes to its search service to make it harder for users to access what it called “low-quality” information such as “conspiracy theories” and “fake news.”
It is presumed that this algorithm tweak will also adversely affect websites containing affirmative, but controversial alternative worldviews such as Christian belief on origins and creation, and sites that expose conspiracies, whether they be paranoid or based on hard evidence, such as the fractional reserve banking system and the 1% of the 1% who benefit, in effect by gathering all the world's wealth onto themselves.
The company said in a blog post that the central purpose of the change to its search algorithm was to give the search giant greater control in identifying content deemed objectionable by its guidelines. It declared that it had “improved our evaluation methods and made algorithmic updates” in order “to surface more authoritative content.”