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How to tell you’ve been blacklisted by Google…

East Valley Post suddenly disappeared from Google Search without notice – read our first hand experience with being censored by Big Tech.

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How to tell you’ve been blacklisted by Google…

If you were to have searched for “East Valley Post” using Google as of a week ago, here’s what you would have found…

Google Search Console Results for East Valley Post week of 11/08/2020
Google Search Console Results for East Valley Post week of 11/08/2020 1/2 – Pre Censorship

If you kept scrolling on the first page, you would find our Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram too…

Google Search Console Results for East Valley Post week of 11/08/2020 2/2 – Pre Censorship

It seems normal enough for the most relevant Google result to appear when searching for the “East Valley Post” is a website called the “East Valley post”, right?

Absolutely, it does… because Google is a tool. At East Valley Post, we run a website that shares news and information, we have a name after all, and when people choose to read our articles they need a tool to browse the web that easily filters out the millions of daily updates from other sites that aren’t from East Valley Post.

It’s really supposed to be that simple.

So why is it that now when you search for East Valley Post on Google, this is all that you can find…

Google Search Console Results for East Valley Post week of 11/15/2020 – Post Censorship

Archive link to Google search results on 11/18/2020 for “East Valley Post”…

Notice something?

The East Valley Post search results are completely gone.

Not only our homepage. But our links to other stories. Our Facebook. Instagram. Twitter… completely gone…

Did we violate some rule?

Did our site go down and Google wanted to stop sending traffic to a broken site?

Did something break, that I can fix to get this resolved?

If that was the case, let’s take a look at other browsers… certainly Google wouldn’t be the only platform that picked up on this issue…

What about Bing?

Bing Search Results for East Valley Post week of 11/15/2020 – No censorship as of 11/18

Archive of Bing search results for “East Valley Post” on 11/18/2020…

Duck Duck Go?

Duck Duck Go Search Results for East Valley Post week of 11/15/2020 – No censorship as of 11/18

Duck Duck Go search results on 11/18/2020 for “East Valley Post”…

Yahoo?

Yahoo Search Results for East Valley Post week of 11/15/2020 – No censorship as of 11/18

Archive of Yahoo search results for “East Valley Post” on 11/18/2020…

Dogpile?

Dogpile Search Results for East Valley Post week of 11/15/2020 – No censorship as of 11/18

Archive of DogPile search results for “East Valley Post” on 11/18/2020…

That’s strange, it seems that only Google has hidden our site in their search results. Duck Duck Go, Bing, MSN, Yahoo, and even Dogpile show the site.

Maybe Google notified me in my admin console… Let’s check…

Google Search Console for East Valley Post 11/18/2020 showing no coverage errors.

No errors!

So… What happened?

Well, since we never were and still haven’t been informed, notified, or even warned in any way by Google- we do not know what is happening.

Google has always worked reliably for us as a normal search engine delivering relevant results to users. We have been in good standing, and never had issues with the platform.

That was the case, it seems, until we started reporting on stories that the Mainstream Media determined to be “damaging misinformation.”

What were those stories?

Here a just a few:

We are covering allegations of voter fraud in the 2020 Presidential Election, Democratic attacks on Thanksgiving, Big Tech and Media Censorship, and other pretty run of the mill, normal, conservative headlines…

This easily could have been your website or blog, or video…

Has your site disappeared from Google? Traffic down?

What happened to East Valley Post could be exactly what’s happening to you. There really isn’t any way to know for sure… certainly if we find out more from Google, we will let you know. But that would start with an acknowledgment that something happened to begin with which looks like won’t happen.

It’s all out in the open now. It took me 45 minutes to discover what was happening and narrow it down to Google. And by no means are we alone…

If you listen to any majors news outlet though…

nothing to see here :: WRALSportsFan.com

Read more on this in The Wall Street Journal article, “Don’t Let Google Get Away With Censorship“…

Wall Street Journal graphic on Big Tech censorship

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New York City: Fines For Maskless People On Mass Transit

MTA To Start Issuing $50 Fines To Riders Not Wearing Masks

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New York City: Fines For Maskless People On Mass Transit

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Wearing masks on buses and subway trains has already been the rule for months now, but too many people still aren’t following it, and the Metropolitan Transportation Authority says its warning period is over.

Safety on the subway is always top of mind, and now it’s not just about protecting passengers from crime but from COVID.

To halt unnecessary health risks and keep precautions on track, the MTA is urgently warning refusing to cover your face will cost you $50.

“We need everyone to do their part and mask up. We know this is what our customers want. They told us they feel safer when they see their fellow customers wearing masks,” said MTA Chief Safety Officer Patrick Warren. “It’s the ultimate sign of respect.”

After months of handing out hundreds of thousands of masks  on mass transit, the MTA is taking a stern stance and stepping up enforcement.

Read more on CBS New York…

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Tennessee: Shooting in Kroger

13 people injured, 1 dead at Collierville Kroger

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Tennessee: Shooting in Kroger

Collierville, Tenn. — An active shooter has been reported at the Kroger in Collierville, according to the Town of Collierville.

Thirteen victims were reported and one of them has been pronounced dead.

The shooter is also dead.

What we know:

Thirteen people were injured. One person was pronounced dead. The shooter is also dead, and police believe this was a self-inflicted gunshot. The victims’ conditions range from minor to extremely serious.

A brief timeline of events:

  • The active shooter was reported at 1:30 p.m..
  • Four minutes later at 1:34 p.m., the first officer arrived on the scene
  • The Swat team arrived, went aisle to aisle clearing the scene. They helped employees out who were in hiding and/or injured. They were hiding in the freezers and locked closets.

They are still working multiple scenes at the Kroger including the shooter’s car and other personal equipment believed to belong to the shooter.

Click here for updates from FOX Memphis…

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Seattle keeps buying new buildings to house homeless

‘The fastest we have ever brought housing online’: Seattle to buy 3 new buildings to house homeless

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Seattle keeps buying new buildings to house homeless

SEATTLE — Three new buildings in Seattle with 165 studio apartments that were supposed to be rented at market rates will instead house people leaving homelessness and people at risk of becoming homeless.

The nonprofit Low Income Housing Institute will buy the buildings on Capitol Hill for about $50 million, with city and state housing programs sharing the cost equally, The Seattle Times reported. Seattle is using federal COVID-19 relief funds for their part, Mayor Jenny Durkan said this week.

Two of the buildings will be managed by LIHI for adults. The third will be managed by YouthCare for young adults. Each will have a live-in case worker, Sharon Lee, LIHI’s executive director, said.

The deals will house people quickly and cheaply, relative to the time and cost required to develop low-income projects from scratch, Durkan said. The three buildings should be occupied by the end of the year, according to the city.

“This is the fastest we have ever brought housing online,” Lee said.

Read more on Oregon Live…

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