01/05/2013

Syria: Google censorship

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Google has very long blocked the news of the Syrian news agency Sana.

That seems to change a bit, although the articles of Sana are well selected and so the news about Syria is still manipulated.

There are only 7,870 search results for 'latest news syria sana' and there is no direct link to the news agency Sana. 

For 'latest news syria' there are 494,000,000 results and on the first page there is a direct link to Sana (http://sana.sy/index_eng.html). Sometimes this link has been deactivated.

Let us hope that Google is more interested in a political solution for Syria rather than just to spread American war propaganda accompanied with the continuous discussion about the 'risk of the use of chemical weapons' which was used as a pretext for the war against Iraq and Libya.

On 3.14.2012, America’s Defense Department’s best-known geek announced that she was leaving the Pentagon for a job at Google…

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Google Alerts - 1 new result for latest news Syria SANA:

Obama tells Putin concerned over Syria chemical arms - The Straits Times
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In this Tuesday March 19, 2013 file photo released by the Syrian official news agency SANA, Syrian victims who suffered an alleged chemical attack at Khan al-Assal village according to SANA, receive serum treatments, at a hospital in Aleppo, Syria ...
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15/04/2013

Syria: American censorship

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‘Page Web inaccessible’:

Impossible de charger la page Web sur Google Chrome, car http://www.sana.sy n’a pas répondu à temps. Il est possible que le site soit bloqué ou que vous rencontriez des problèmes avec votre connexion Internet.

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As a reminder:

8.12.2012

Google is actually censoring the news of the Syrian Arab News Agency SANA.

Almost all of the links that argue in favor of the Syrian government are dead and Google advertises almost exclusively the messages coming from the U.S. government or the Pentagon.The participation of Google in the American war propaganda, is not coming as a surprise.

On 3.14.2012, America’s Defense Department’s best-known geek announced that she was leaving the Pentagon for a job at Google…

08/12/2012

Google as Pentagon contractor

Barack Obama speaking at Google HQ in 2007.jpg

Aug 31, 2010

Google’s emergence as a major defense contractor was underscored last week when the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency tweaked its Aug. 20 announcement of a sole-source contract to the search giant for visualization services.

The announcement, reported by Fox News, prompted a Microsoft protest that its Bing Map Server could do the job. The NGA then changed the wording of the announcement–without really changing its meaning. The revised NGA announcement, noted NextGov, “went to great lengths to clarify that only Google Earth meets it requirements.”

The amount of the NGA contract was not disclosed.

The revised announcement shows how the government’s geospatial intelligence capabilities are inextricably linked to Google Earth.

As Fox News’ James Rosen noted:

“Google Earth came into being only after Google’s 2004 acquisition of Keyhole, a company that was in part funded by In-Q-Tel, the venture capital firm run by the CIA. And those firms, along with Microsoft, tend to purchase their aerial imagery principally from two other companies: DigitalGlobe and GeoEye. Those firms on Aug, 6 received federal contracts worth close to $4 billion each, in order to collaborate on a next-generation satellite that can deliver even more detailed imagery — money that was awarded by the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency.”

Will Google’s dependence on secret Pentagon contracts affect its corporate decision-making? How could it not?

http://insidegoogle.com/2010/08/google-as-pentagon-contractor/

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Photo: Barack Obama speaking at Google HQ in 2007

Google is actually censoring the news of the Syrian Arab News Agency SANA. 
Almost all of the links that argue in favor of the Syrian government are dead and Google advertises almost exclusively the messages (photos, videos,) coming from the U.S. government or the Pentagon.

That's is not coming as a surprise.

On 3.14.2012, America's Defense Department’s best-known geek announced that she was leaving the Pentagon for a job at Google...

03/12/2012

Syrian News Agency censored by Google

Barack Obama speaking at Google HQ in 2007.jpg

Google is actually censoring the news of the Syrian Arab News Agency SANA.

That's not coming as a complete surprise.

On 3.14.2012, America's Defense Department’s best-known geek announced that she was leaving the Pentagon for a job at Google. Google is actually censoring the news of the Syrian Arab News Agency SANA.

Some time ago, Obama signed a secret order authorizing U.S. support for Syrian armed groups and terrorists seeking to depose Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and his government.  Obama’s order, approved earlier this year and known as an intelligence “finding,” broadly permits the CIA and other U.S. agencies to provide support that could help the terrorists oust Assad.  C.I.A. officers are operating secretly in southern Turkey. The weapons, including automatic rifles, rocket-propelled grenades, ammunition and some antitank weapons, are being funneled mostly across the Turkish border by way of a shadowy network of intermediaries including Syria’s Muslim Brotherhood and paid for by Turkey, Saudi Arabia and Qatar.

Google: 'latest News Syria SANA':

News for latest News Syria SANA

Syrian Arab news agency - SANA - Syria : Syria news

SANA - Syria : Syria news

Syrian SANA News Agency website is under fierce attack 07-14 ...

Photos - Syrian Arab news agency - SANA - Syria : Syria news ::

www.sana.sy/gallery.html?&gid=309&newlang=eng

Syrian Arab news agency - SANA - Syria : Syria news ::

www.sana.sy/section.html?&req=sitemap&artid=189...

Syrian Passenger Plane, Forced to Land by Turkish Authorities in ...

sana.sy/eng/21/2012/10/11/446488.htm

SANASyria www.sana.sy/eng/22/2012/11/17/452964.htm

Cabinet Weekly Session Reviews Current Situation in SyriaSANA ...

sana.sy/eng/21/2012/11/21/453584.htm

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Google's link to SANA on Facebook is not dead:

https://www.facebook.com/SANAenglish

But Facebook's link to SANA's website doesn' work: http://sana.sy/index_eng.html

 

Other links to SANA which are most of the time blocked by Pentagon: 

Syrian Arab News Agency - SANA - http://sana.sy/index_eng.html

sana.sy main IP address: http://208.43.232.81/

sana.sy Turkish website: http://208.43.232.81/index_tur.html

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Photo 1: Barack Obama speaking at Google HQ in 2007. 

Photo 2: The Obama Dinner in February 2011. The nine companies represented at the dinner have a combined worth of $938 billion and the list of the tech guests included Eric Schmidt, chairman of Google and Mark Zuckerberg, founder of Facebook. A White House official described the meeting as "part of our ongoing dialogue with the business community on how we can work together to win the future, strengthen our economy, support entrepreneurship, increasing our exports, and get the American people back to work," noting prior to the event, "The President and the business leaders will discuss our shared goal of promoting American innovation, and discuss his commitment to new investments in research and development, education and clean energy." (The NATO-war against Lybia lasted from 17 February 2011 to 23 October 2011 and the commander of NATO’s Libya war announced his intent to end hostilities through Facebook. “Who could have predicted,” asked Mike Isaac in WIRED’s new app guide, discussing Facebook’s mobile app, “that one skinny nerd from Harvard would completely change the definition of social experience in the 21st century?” “The power of Mark Zuckerberg’s creation has been on display all year as the Arab Spring, has reshaped the Middle East...)