A report from RealClearPolitics has found that Google pushes conservative news sites far down in search results. The RealClearPolitics investigation confirms Breitbart News’ own reporting on Google’s suppression of the site in search results, illustrated by the nearly complete disappearance of Breitbart articles in the results for a search of “Joe Biden.”
RealClearPolitics claims in a recent report that data demonstrates that conservative mediasites including Breitbart News, the Daily Caller, and the Federalist have seen their Google search listings reduced dramatically. The data was provided by the search consultancy firm Sistrix which tracks a million different Google search keywords and keeps track of how highly different sites rank across all the search terms.
Real Clear Politics reports:
Googling the name “Breitbart” still pulls up the website, but it is nearly eliminated from any searches that don’t explicitly name it. For example, Googling the names of Breitbart’s reporters sometimes forces users to click through page after page of less-relevant results before hitting a Breitbart link. In the case of Joel Pollak, the first Breitbart link appears on the bottom of page 7 of Google search results. In comparison, a search on the small Google competitor DuckDuckGo gives multiple links to Pollak’s Breitbart work on the first page.
Breitbart saw that stark reduction in search, even as little else in the news outlet’s reporting model changed. Other conservative news sites, such as the Daily Caller, also were de-ranked at similar times.
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