A report from independent journalist Mike Cernovich linking a far-left mass shooter to the radical Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC), a smear organization that demonizes conservatives, appears to have been scrubbed from Google’s search results.
Searching for the title of Cernovich’s report, “How a Convicted Terrorist used the Southern Poverty Law Center’s Website to Identify Targets,” does not bring up a link to the report on Google, which instead returns results for the SPLC’s own website. If you search for the title of Cernovich’s report on DuckDuckGo or Bing, it is the first result. But on Google, it is nowhere to be found.
The report details the story of Floyd Lee Corkins, a far-left activist who attempted to carry out a mass shooting at the headquarters of the Christian conservative Family Research Council (FRC) in Washington DC. The FRC was just one organization on a list of four targets possessed by the shooter, who admitted to the FBI that he chose the FRC because of an item on the SPLC’s “hate watch” list calling it an “anti-gay organization.”
“I wrote a truthful report, which relied on publicly available court records, about the SPLC’s connection to a mass shooter,” Cernovich told Breitbart News. “Rather than demand a retraction, which they know they could not obtain, the SPLC clearly ran to Google to have them remove my report. Google is censoring truthful information at the behest of left wing organizations.”
Like Captain Renault in Casablanca, we are shocked, shocked.