Google & YouTube Censoring ClimateGate?

Google & YouTube Censoring ClimateGate?

The Google search function comes with a handy helper. Typically, when you begin to type in search terms, a drop down window will appear to provide helpful suggestions, based on the search terms Google users are typing in most often.

I mention this, because a couple of days ago, typing the word “climate” into the window resulted in “climate hack” and “climate emails” popping up near the top of the handy helper suggestion list.

Today, Google’s handy helper seems to have had a change of heart.

Search Engines Censoring ClimateGate?

Paul Joseph Watson
November 30, 2009

A fantastic article written by Christopher Brooker of the London Telegraph exposing the climate change fraud rocketed to the very top of a Google News search for “global warming,” only to disappear hours later.

“What is going on at Google? I only ask because last night when I typed “Global Warming” into Google News the top item was Christopher Booker’s superb analysis of the Climategate scandal,” writes James Delingpole.

“It’s still the most-read article of the Telegraph’s entire online operation – 430 comments and counting – yet mysteriously when you try the same search now it doesn’t even feature. Instead, the top-featured item is a blogger pushing Al Gore’s AGW agenda. Perhaps there’s nothing sinister in this. Perhaps some Google-savvy reader can enlighten me.”

Another blogger noted how other versions of the article appeared, but the original had been “disappeared,” despite the fact that other London Telegraph articles showed up as the top ranked result when entering their headline.

“That is using the search string: “Climate change: this is the worst scientific scandal of our generation” – which is the full headline of the piece. It shows up where it has been quoted in full by other sites, but of the Booker column there is no sign,” writes Richard North.

In addition, searches for previous Christopher Brooker articles show up as top links – it’s only this particular article that has seemingly been targeted for censorship.

The same de-listing of the article is evident on other major search engine websites like Bing and Yahoo.

Despite the fact that Google has been caught gaming its search results in the past, this is more likely an “inside job” as it were.

It appears as if one of the editors at the Telegraph has gone into the backend of the Telegraph content management system and checked an option that prevents search engines from indexing a particular article.

“My guess is that this isn’t a Google issue. The problem probably lies closer to home – there looks to be an enemy in the camp, who has probably been using this, or something like it,” writes North, referring to a code that is inserted into a web page in order to block it from being ’spidered’. This is sometimes done to prevent site ripping and other hacks, but it also has the effect of barring search engines from being able to list the page in their results.

The fact that this has been applied to just this one article suggests that some higher-up at the Telegraph from the warmist camp was concerned about how the article had gone viral and wanted to contain its spread.

The fact that this attempt at sabotage has become a story within itself will probably only mean Brooker’s article will be read by more people, so the whole ruse has backfired.

“Climategate” surpasses “Global Warming” on Google


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MORE PROOF (needs proof reading):

ABSOLUTE PROOF. These are posts I put on another website

[below is regarding an article discussing the lack of “climategate”
and “climate gate” in auto suggest despite the fact that both terms
were searched for more than “climate change” in the past week]
29 11 2009
Joe (04:03:54) : Your comment is awaiting moderation

After I type in all of these letters: “CLIMATE GATE” it suggests
“climate gates” something different.

when i type “climateg” all the way to “climategate” IT SUGGESTS
29 11 2009
Joe (04:08:20) : Your comment is awaiting moderation

BTW the results on google for “climategate” have GONE DOWN to
6,690,000. IT USED TO GIVE >12,000,000.

When a story breaks the reuslts normally INCREASE for at least hte
first month. But in under a weak the numbers have decreased by over

I wish them edia covered things. It disgusts me.
29 11 2009
Joe (04:11:53) : Your comment is awaiting moderation

OMG “climate gate” (two words) gives even less.


“climategate” and “climate gate” both gave over 12 million results at


“climategate” : 6,690,000
“climate gate”: 6,180,000


“climate wall” yields: 32,600,000 !!!!!!!!!!!!

WHAT WHAT??? Google you bastards.

29 11 2009
Joe (04:14:36) : Your comment is awaiting moderation

Also more proof of tampering “climate gate” is yielding less than
“cliamtegate”. climate gate should always yield more as it SHOULD
result in all sites with the word “climategate” (thaks to google’s
algorithm) BUT also any websites taht have the words “climate” and
“gate” in them.


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