Ask anyone on the street prior to 1990 what the term "search engine" meant, and you would probably get a shrug of the shoulders and a guess, like searching for an automobile replacement engine or something. Today, people use the Internet to search for information about 6 billion times a day, easily accessing far more data than all of today's mainstream news outlets put together. And while in the early days of the Internet one had many choices of tools to use to search for data, today the name "Google" is synonymous with "search engine", and is even used as a verb: "Go Google it." Over 90% of all Internet searches are controlled by Google today. If Google was simply a software program that searched through all the massive amounts of data in blazing fast speed to produce the results that YOU wanted, this would not be such a big issue. It would just mean they are able to deliver results faster and more comprehensively than other search engines, leading more people to prefer using them over other search engines. And that's probably the way it was in the beginning. But today, Google has decided to be the Police of the Internet, and they have decided that they know better what data you should be viewing than you do. And they have apparently teamed together with another source of online data, Wikipedia, which poses as a neutral source for information, but is anything but "neutral." Together, these two Internet giants are doing everything they can to serve big corporate interests, particularly when it comes to alternative health. Dr. Joseph Mercola, founder of Mercola.com, one of the longest running websites on the Internet publishing life-saving information on natural treatments, and exposing corruption in the medical industry, just recently lost 99% of his search engine traffic because Google and Wikipedia apparently do not believe the public has a right to use their search tools to find the kind of information he publishes.

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