the middle of 2017 we at All News PipeLine knew that the attacks
against Independent Media had a good chance to destroy and bankrupt
many Independent Media websites, as we have consistently documented
how social media platforms were shadow-banning and censoring
conservatives, specifically those that supported Donald Trump against
Hillary Clinton in the 2016 general presidential election cycle.
video platform YouTube was and still is demonetizing conservative
political content, and putting entire channels on restricted mode,
meaning anyone that had their settings set to restricted could not
even see or search video from those content creators. Our video
channel was one of those that saw all our videos disappeared in
restricted mode, despite no cursing, nudity, or any other action that
violates YouTube’s terms of service.
also manipulated their search engine algorithms, making it harder to
find Independent Media sites on the first pages of their search engine
knew it was going to hit critical mass simply by watching ad revenue
dwindle away from the Google Adsense program, which many use to be
able to afford to run maintain their websites, including paying the
bills so website owners can afford the time and research needed to
produce original material. Google allows three ads per page, and as
traffic in a non-presidential election year normally drops between 10
and 20 percent, yet the revenue dropped by over 60 percent, plus all
video revenue disappeared, paid by Google as well, it became clear it
wasn’t just traffic Google was attempting to limit, but they were
somehow paying less for the ads that were being served.
GOOGLE SECRETLY BLACKLISTING IM SITES
News has been given physical proof that Google
employees are targeting them by threatening advertisers, telling them
that if they allow their ads on Breitbart, they will harm their “brand
safety.” These employees have gone as far as to collude with a group
called “Sleeping Giants” who set up a campaign to encourage their
users to harass Breitbart advertisers until they agree to no longer
advertise or promote the website.
News has obtained a screenshot (withheld to protect our source)
that shows Google ad account manager Aidan Wilks advising another
company a client of Googles that advertising on Breitbart may
impact their brand safety.
the screenshot, Wilks can be seen linking Googles client to the
website of Sleeping Giants, a far-left organization that has
repeatedly targeted Breitbart and other conservative-leaning news
sites with false claims of racism and bigotry.
screenshot also shows Matthew Rivard, another employee at Google,
advising colleagues that Wilks message was a nice template for
those who wished to call out the issue to clients. Rivard
recommends that the message should be repeated for other key
April 2017, Rivard held the position of head of industry for
performance advertising at Google. This made Rivard one of the
go-to people for Googles advertising clients. Rivards Linkedin
page currently lists him as head of industry for branded apparel
Dhillon, the Republican national committeewoman for the California
GOP and attorney for James Damore, who has also seen the
screenshot, said that other
Google AdSense users should be concerned about secret
communication from Googles advertising department raises
troubling questions about whether the companys ideological bias
extends beyond the employment claims covered in our lawsuit, to
Googles business practices toward AdWords publisher users as
well, said Dhillon.
there are indeed concerted efforts at Google to undermine the
advertising revenue of disfavored publishers (an allegation
YouTube is already facing in court through its abrupt
demonetization of Prager University videos), then this conduct
may give rise to additional legal claims. At a minimum, AdSense
users may question whether they are being targeted for secret
blacklisting as described here.
explains so much. If Google is threatening “brand safety” and certain
employees are actively working with the far left groups to force the
higher paying ads to stop advertising on Independent Media websites,
then it stands to reason that traffic in a non-presidential election
year can drop the standard 10-20 percent, yet revenue would tank by
60-70 percent, threatening to knock a lot of us right out of business.
bad news is, they are succeeding as we have recently reported, two
established conservative sites, Red Flag News, and Right Wing News,
have now shuttered, citing the censorship by Google and social media.
is how Sleeping Giants has targeted Breitbart (and others):
their 137K followers start targeting those advertisers, as
can be seen in their Twitter feed, harassing them until they
stop advertising, and Google employees are actively promoting and
linking their advertisers to the Sleeping Giants campaign to help them
censor and demonetize Breitbart.
is not the only way Google is targeting Breitbart and other
conservative-leaning, Independent Media, sites either, as they are
also keeping a “spreadsheet,” and as Bretibart
have people trawling each article on the site [Breitbart] to see if
they can find comments that might violate their policies in order to
justify not trafficking ads.”
may be big enough to withstand this type of campaign, but smaller
sites, including ANP, started looking for other ad services to
supplement income, to replace other ads, and found there were services
out there geared toward Independent Media, run by people that believed
in free speech and were vehemently opposed to big tech censorship.
Many of us also added
donation options, including ANP, LifeSite News, Campus Reform,
Government Slaves, Daily Signal and Daily Caller, just to name a few.
ultimate goal of looking for alternatives to Google Adsense is so that
Independent Media can survive without Google.
NETWORK FOR INDEPENDENT MEDIA BRAVELY GOES TOE-TO-TOE WITH GOOGLE
pro-life website LifeSite
News, in reporting on the Breitbart confirmation of the secret
blacklisting being done by leftist Google employees, offers the
following suggestion: “With that wide-open, subjective description it
would appear that most conservative websites should prepare to
eventually be blacklisted by Google and therefore begin now to seek
alternative sources of ad revenue.”
Ad Network, who has decided to go courageously go toe-to-toe
heard of Commodity Ad Network from SGT
Report before they launched and after reading
why they were creating an ad network which they call “a disruptive ad
network of creative minds who speak out against the powers that be,”
specifically in support of the “alt media message,” we did a little
research and communicated with them and decided if someone was going
to put so much effort and financial resources into helping Independent
Media stay alive, we were going to jump onboard. That decision was
also based on the fact that someone well known, and trusted, in the
Independent Media community, Steve
St. Angelo, from SRS Rocco Report is part of their team.
rolled out one ad per page, slapped it above the fold, and they began
showing around February 1, 2018. Rather than making website owners
wait for a net 45, net 60 or net 90 day turnover for payment, they are
set up to pay the 15th of the following month, and if the dashboard
data is anything to go by, their one ad will nearly
triple the revenue Google is now
bringing Independent Media websites in each month with three ads.
blog also lists all the sites that jumped on board to
give them a chance as they were trying to create something to help all
Independent Media, with links to each, and their Commodity Ad Network
website also scrolls each website across the screen, with links, under
their “Alt-Media Websites Participating in the Commodity Ad Network,”
gets better. Not only are they going toe-to-toe with Google on
advertising, but their next stage will be creating their own search
engine focused on alt-media content. Then they plan to set up a social
media network and a video platform, stating “Content creators will be
able to set up their own channels and publish videos without us
restricting their free speech.”
will use our adserver platform to serve ads on all of these
platforms as well. All our services will follow our philosophy of 100%
privacy and zero censorship.
we have people like The CEO of News Corp., Robert Thompson, actively
pushing Google and Facebook to censor Independent Media websites so
that MSM sites can make more money via ads, someone standing up for
Independent Media, creating a network geared just for alt
media/Independent Media, including “websites outspoken against the
powers that be,” “prepper and survivalist websites,” along with
precious metal websites, oil and energy research and analysis, and
financial commentary, listed as part of their key niches, might
literally save your favorite Independent Media websites.
we started ANP, we had people that helped us, like Steve
Quayle who offered guidance, answered
questions, helped us launch and links to us regularly, and Mike
Adams of Natural Newsthat linked to us, quoted us and advertised
with us after Google, social media and big tech kicked their
censorship campaigns after the presidential election into high gear,
and readers that have stuck with us since the very beginning, so it
stands to reason that when a service like Commodity Ad Network
launches, with the sole goal of helping to mitigate the financial
hardships that censorship has caused so many of us, that we would jump
on board with both feet and try to help make it a success.
reach out to your favorite alt-media websites not listed above and
ask them to consider joining the Commodity Ad Network A Network
of the Good Guys, for the Good Guys.
can forward them our application
form link and our short
if you know of companies whose products and services might be
useful to visitors of alt-media websites, please, forward them our advertiser
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more the merrier!
has now been able to confirm what many of us already knew just by
looking at our Google Adsense dashboard, that leftist employees within
the company are actively targeting conservative Independent Media
websites and secretly blacklisting them, while targeting advertisers
and threatening their “brand safety” if they allow their ads to show
up on the IM websites. It is more important than ever for every single
person that reads these websites, everyone that runs an
Independent/Alt media website and advertisers that want their ads
shown to everyone, not just those leftist employees at Google
“approve” of, to unite, and help each other.
all that will be available will be what the mainstream media wants you