Google presents itself as a friendly, funky company, but the truth of the matter may be something far different. Why is Google attacking independent news organizations? Is Google merely the CIA and NSA’s bitch boy? Let’s find out.
MintPress News and AntiWar.com have both been targeted by Google AdSense with threats to kill ad revenue for publishing the infamous photos of Abu Ghraib detainee torture by American troops. Many are left wondering if this is an attempt to control the narrative on the war in Iraq.
Cpl. Charles A. Graner Jr. punching one of several handcuffed detainees lying on the floor in late 2003 at the Abu Ghraib prison in Baghdad, Iraq. Google has been targeting independent media outlets that publish the Abu Ghraib photos, threatening to cut off vital ad revenue that keep many smaller newsrooms