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Google and YouTube Suppress Russian Documentary on False Flag Terrorism

A study by Elizabeth Woodworth, a former manager of library services for the British Columbia Ministry of Health, suggests that the Google and YouTube websites, two of the world’s most dominant internet portals, worked to bury the Russia Today (RT) network’s Truthseeker series episode examining the history of “false flag” terrorism, and the relationship between the events of September 11, 2001 and “Operation Gladio.”

Operation Gladio was a covert program backed by Western intelligence agencies from the late 1960s thru the early 1980s. During this time civilians in several European nations were terrorized in a series of deadly shootings and bombings ostensibly blamed on left wing political organizations. The state-sponsored terror was intended to influence public opinion toward such groups.

With its September 8, 2013 debut on YouTube, RT’s Truthseeker episode notched 131,000 views in three days. Yet as the anniversary of 9/11 approached, YouTube curiously pulled the video from its search results, despite other popular channels like the MOXNEWS reposting it. “In both the RT and MOXNEWS cases,” Woodworth observes, “the viewer statistics on YouTube suddenly flat-lined on the morning of September 11 — like a heart monitor when a patient dies. The YouTube search engine had suddenly failed to locate these videos … The MOXNET version was also decoupled from the YouTube search engine for a period of time after September 11, but has since been restored to normal indexing.”

Source:  Elizabeth Woodworth, “Search Engine Manipulation. Google and YouTube Suppress Controversial 9/11 Truth?” Global Research, October 5, 2013,

Student Researcher: Zack Kelberman (Florida Atlantic University)
Faculty Evaluator: James F. Tracy (Florida Atlantic University)

  • Crystal Starheart January 30, 2014

    “Evening in Byzantium” disappeared for years, in internet searches, before 9-11 occurred, but exposed the reason why the government developed the technology with airline manufacturers to remote control the planes used in 9-11 before 9-11 even occurred.

    • goose February 18, 2014

      Sorry, but no planes were used in 9-11. Research!

  • steve mcgough January 30, 2014

    Not able to post to FaceBook >Google and YouTube Suppress Russian Documentary on False Flag Terrorism

  • steve mcgough January 30, 2014

    Google and YouTube Suppress Russian Documentary on False Flag Terrorism
    Was able to post to FaceBook OK after commenting

  • Clay Claiborne January 30, 2014

    I found four copies of it on YouTube and I found it with Google so I have to conclude this article is BS. Don’t you do any fact checking before you publish?

  • Robert James January 30, 2014

    Sounds like people, not necessarily corporate officers, were bribed to produce the blackout.

    It would be interesting to interview people at Youtube and Google for anonymous comment.

  • Clay Claiborne January 30, 2014

    Will you publish this: [2nd post]

    I found four copies of it on YouTube and I found it with Google so I have to conclude this article is BS. Don’t you do any fact checking before you publish?

    Or should I publish this:

    I was censored by Project Censored!

    • Vins January 30, 2014

      Clay, you certainly have not been censored but you have also not read the summary and original story carefully, either. Neither Project Censored’s summary nor the original Global Research report claim that the material in question is still blacked out by Google or YouTube. What is claimed, and verifiable, is that at a crucial juncture, the 9/11 anniversary, the material was not available. You can be assured that all Validated Independent News stories are carefully fact checked before we publish them–that is what the ‘Validated’ means.

      • Clay Claiborne January 31, 2014

        The stats say differently. The first link I cite was published on Sept 8th and the stats [click on bars between transcript and flag at bottom of video] show it peaking sharply on 9/11 and then falling off to very few views, so if it was taken out of the search results [for how long?] people were still able to find it around 9/11 with no problem.

        Of course you can say they faked the stats as part of a coverup but I think if Google and/or YouTube wanted it gone, it would just be wiped off their site never to return.

        I assumed I was being censored because my first comment was held for moderation and never appeared.

  • Luke Bieniek January 30, 2014

    This comes as no surprise to me. I am a little pessimistic about sharing this sort of content on facebook & google. Ive recently had my comments on both disappear within minutes, I feel because of the subject matter. Lets ff to the bottomline. Until the scoundrolls owning,running, supporting & not last nor least: investing in anything tied to the MIC are rounded up & sent to the Gwantonna Moe, we are all doomed.

    • Luke Bieniek January 30, 2014

      Please, kindly let me know in no uncertain terms what moderation means to PC & how I might nurture the appropriate tone of voice.

  • lanet January 31, 2014

    Google – cute cover logos, Moffet Field neighbor WHORES to the US DoD!!? Or, does the DoD really do it ALL on their own?

  • lanet January 31, 2014

    Q: When did OBL et al stop getting CI A checks? How will They keep the military complex slush fund churning?

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