Google Manipulating Search Suggestions to Hide Roundup’s Cancer Connection, Lawsuits
Since Bayer’s merger with Monsanto, the company has had three Roundup cancer cases go to trial – and they have lost them all in spectacular fashion. Bayer AG is currently on the hook for $2.4B from jury decisions yet equally damning in the public eye has been the constant deluge of exposed internal emails from Monsanto showing a litany of wrongdoing.
In lockstep with the consecutive court rulings against Bayer AG, the public’s interest in Roundup, its links to cancer and the trials ruling on product’s damage have increased exponentially. Scores of people throughout America have taken to search engines to accelerate their learning curve on such current events with no platform than Google’s.
According to research firm NetMarketShare, Google has more than 75% of the search engine market share for desktop browsers and over 80% for mobile devices which effectively gives it monopoly control. Therefore, Google’s practices drive much of the Internet experience for most consumers by determining what they view – or rather, what they are allowed to view.
During the course of all three trials and up to present day, Google’s autocomplete results are purposely hindering the public from finding truths about Roundup. Looking at the data and facts, one could deduce that Google is siding with Bayer AG to actively steer online traffic away from connections between Roundup, cancer and information about Bayer’s lawsuits.
When typing in the words “Roundup” into Google search engine, their autosuggest option returns “Roundup for lawns” as the top suggestion.
Why is Google’s autosuggest working as a quasi marketing arm for Bayer’s Roundup product? Instead of Google not interfering with people’s “real searches” about how Roundup may harm their health, the company has intervened to direct its users to learn more about how Roundup can help their lawns.
Google’s manipulation problem doesn’t just end at Roundup. The company has been exposed recently for manipulating search results to favor big industry for GMOs, supplements, vaccines, and the greater independent and natural health communities at large.
Recently a Project Veritas Google investigation blew the lid off the company’s extremely biased, unethical and potentially illegal search engine manipulation. The fallout is still occurring with Google’s Roundup search deception being the latest finding from the company’s questionable actions.
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