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Google Hides Alternative Health Sites To Protect People from “Dangerous” Medical Advice

By Barry Brownstein writing for Fee Stories

Listen to medical experts and scientists, they say...except these medical experts and scientists. Why? because they don't have the same conclusions as these experts and scientists.

The idea behind the censorship of 'alternative scientific advice is that they aren't with the majority. But since when was science a democratic process. If the individual has earned their expertise or title, then why can't they be taken seriously. History has shown that often the scientific consensus can be wrong.

Book burning is something we can all agree is wrong. Perhaps most don't really understand why book burning is wrong. It's not about the actual book being burnt, it's the intent behind burning the books. Google effectively decides what is seen online and when they decide to bury websites or opinions they think are dangerous, they are in effect burning books.

Those who agree with Google will argue that they are doing it to protect people from dangerous advice. That was the same reason given by those who burnt books in the past, to protect the public from sinful or heretical messages. Therefore, Google is saying it's okay to burn the books of individuals who we believe share dangerous ideas.

Who decides what is dangerous? should the individual not get to make that choice themselves, why does Google, a large cooperation get to decide? Do they not believe the individual should have the freedom and autonomy to make decisions about their own lives

Barry Brownstein writing for The Fee argues that we are not truly free if we are not allowed to consider our options and take responsibility for them. he says,

A free person understands that there is no one “best” pathway. Although experts have knowledge, a free person takes responsibility, makes a choice, and bears the consequences. We never know what the consequences would have been had we made a different choice.

Life is messy and there is no one size fits all, but if we hide contradicting views and opinions there is the danger of appearing untrustworthy which pushes some to actively seek out those views and as a result place more credence on them.

Read more about Google's control and censoring alternative expert opinions at Fee Stories