Google - Most Powerful Monopoly in History, 1776
Synopsis: Last night Tucker Carlson and his guest started to draw back the curtain on one of the most under-reported stories of the most massive monopoly in American history - Google.
According to the Wall Street Journal, this year the internet ad business will rake in $83 billion. Google will take home 41% of that, and second-place Facebook will take home a measly 20% market share.
But when it comes to search, Google has an even more commanding 78% of the market. That means not only that they will take in nearly $30 billion this year from search, but that Google absolutely dominates the information flow. This dominance brings serious danger to the freedoms that we Americans hold dear – specifically enshrined in the 1st amendment:
“Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press, or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.”
Most disturbing is Google’s growing misbehavior on YouTube. I no longer can simply strive for seeking the truth. The truth is no longer good enough. I have to worry about whether my truths will be flagged with the dreaded demonetization bug, which is happening with greater frequency these days – perhaps 50% of the time.
Yes, when I appeal to the YT hierarchy, I usually win 90% of the time, but that process takes a couple of days to work out, and by then the bulk of monetizeable views have been lost. Pretty clever, eh?
So, I’ve turned to privately procuring small advertisers to keep my head above water. But I suspect Google’s thought police have devised other sneaky ways to try to suppress the incomes of those who resist conforming to San Francisco socio/political values.
For example, recently, my Lifetime YouTube Views – which I proudly display in the first 10 seconds of every video - actually decreased from one day to another!