Is Google Censoring Anti-Abortion Organization Operation Rescue From Top Search Results?

Operation Rescue, a leading pro-life organization is accusing Google of manipulating the parameters of its search engine to drastically reduce its exposure when people search for information about abortion.

The fact pageĀ Abortions in America, was ā€“ until six weeks ago ā€“Ā OperationRescue.orgā€™s most visited page. It previously appeared on Google in top five hits on the search ā€œAbortions in US,ā€ and was a top referrer toĀ OperationRescue.org. It has since been buried off the first results page and well down the list. The page was also dropped off the first page of results for the search ā€œAbortion Statistics,ā€ which had been one ofĀ Operation Rescue.orgā€™s top search referrals, reports Operation Rescue.

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TheĀ Abortions in AmericaĀ page, which displays graphs and data about a wide variety of abortion facts, had been receiving an average of about 16,000 views per month ā€“ all with virtually no promotion.

Since the fact page was created in October 2012, web stats show the page steadily increased in popularity.

The pageā€™s views peaked in January 2017, at 37,111 views, and was well on the way to a record-breaking year. Within the month of May, views mysteriously decreased by more than half over the previous month. In June, it received only 1,512 views. During the last seven days of June, it only received 307 views.

It appears thatĀ OperationRescue.orgĀ has been singled out by Google for discrimination, reports the organization.

ā€œGoogleā€™s censorship of our popular ā€˜Abortions in Americaā€™ page has revealed Googleā€™s pro-abortion agenda that is determined to deprive the public from seeing the truth about abortion displayed in incontrovertible facts and statistics drawn from a number of sources, some of which are unique to Operation Rescue.org,ā€ said Operation Rescue President Troy Newman. ā€œWhy are they manipulating their powerful search engine to steer the public away from our popular website? We want people to know that targeted pro-life content is being buried Googleā€™s search engine, which cannot be trusted.ā€

Last month, ads by pro-life groups had also been censored by Twitter because their pro-life content allegedly violated the social media platform’s ‘hate and sensitive content policy.’

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