Updated: Google Blacklists NewsBusters, Conservative Sites From Search

July 21st, 2020 1:09 PM

Update: These sites are available again on Google's organic search results. 

Google users wouldn’t know that conservative websites like NewsBusters, The Daily Wire, and Breitbart exist if they consulted an organic search result on the platform today. 

The company has seemingly blacklisted numerous conservative websites like NewsBusters, MRCTV, CNSNews, Free Beacon, Breitbart, The Resurgent, Twitchy, RedState, PJ Media, Judicial Watch, The Blaze, Townhall, Project Veritas, LifeNews, PragerU, and The Daily Wire. None of these websites show up in an organic search on Google. While more than 3.5 billion Google searches are performed per day, certain conservative news sites appear prohibited from appearing in the general results. 

Mediaite reporter Charlie Nash noted that Google had “removed several conservative websites from search results.” These sites included RedState, Breitbart, Daily Caller, and Human Events. 

The Media Research Center used a virtual private network in order to use the most generic version of Google possible in confirming this phenomenon. 

Other news sites, like Newsweek, The Daily Beast, The Washington Post, HuffPost, and Teen Vogue, show up as the very first result in a Google Search. While NewsBusters appears in the Google News search results, the website is still not showing up organically. The website does also not appear on the second or third page of organic results. 

The Media Research Center, the parent organization for NewsBusters, MRCTV, and CNSNews.com is also not listed on organic search results for Google. However, on Bing, Yahoo, and DuckDuckGo, the websites are the first results to show up. 

Google seems to rely on everything but the actual websites for organic search results. Results from Wikipedia, other news sites, Amazon, and Instagram are just some of the results for NewsBusters. But no news stories, author pages, or the home page are used to direct people to the website they would be searching for. 

Even site-specific searches on Google are not displaying the websites. A user who searches for a term or topic and adds “site:newsbusters.org” will not see the website displayed, only images. 

Previously, a Google whistleblower informed Project Veritas that there was a Google Now blacklist and a Google blocklist. On those lists were NewsBusters, MRCTV, Twitchy, Conservative Tribune, Front Page Mag, Christian Post, Daily Caller, and Catholic News Agency, among others. 

It seems as if Google has a new blacklist from organic results.