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I had a theory the other day and decided to test it. Of course, we all know what happened to David Icke. Youtube account blocked. Totally absurd, of course, because David has the same fundamental right to an opinion as anyone. As do we all. 

So, the test:

I was getting the impression Google is removing opinions of those who disagree with the Covid and vaccine agenda. To test it, I ran the same searches back to back, Yandex and Google. I always use Yandex to access information Google doesn't supply. Yandex has been going for decades and I used it for years. It absorbed Googles search material totally apart from that on Yandex. If you know Russian, you use Yandex.ru and if you don't know Russian, no problem. Use www.yandex.com

Through others search engines, I accessed testimony from medical facilities that reported autism cases related to vaccine - which is now being denied. I had these files well before Covid started. This was a recognised reality by highly qualified neurologists. 

OK, here's the test:

I typed "Covid fake virus" into Google first. This represents a crude kind of search Joe Average would type. Result? Pretty much no opinion that would express doubt over the official line. Seemed to me we are being fed fake data that suggests nobody has any doubts over the media line. My comment b------s!

On Yandex dot com, well, basically lots of posts and views that express the view of Covid as a con. You see, Russian authorities are happy to censor Navalniy supporters but this is all power, party political conflict. Apart from that negative, Yandex is far more impartial a search engine than Google.

It's media allows debate. Google, Facebook and Youtube do not.

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I found some sort of a block on links to Ickes videos but you can do this. Copy and paste this into yandex.com

дэвид айк о коронавирусе

The page will display David's videos.

P.S. Typing it into Google was not as good. 

Дэвид Айк is Icke's name in Russian. I recall the days of sanity when he was openly chatting live with Wogan in two shows.

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Yandex has been of huge help to me in bypassing censorship and getting much better information. It incorporated all Google data as well as what Google removes. it's a big network so there's a yandex.com that is fully in English. Yandex.ru will work on English lang searches. 

I repeat, my suspicion is Google is filtering out even expert criticism of the Covid vaccine - which, if true, makes it not credible. Despite lots of repression and lack of democracy in Russia, certain constitutional rights to access information so far appear intact. Many Russians declined the vaccine and attempts to force it, to date have failed. Put simply, to be a Jehovas Witness in Russia can be problematic. To be a Navalniy supporter is even more risky. To be anti vax is not a major issue.

I tried another dual search "anti covid vaccine". On Google, there was hardly any debate reflected and most of the content criticizes those who argue of the dangers. That just appears a major issue. Are we getting propaganda or a variety of opinion?

On Yandex, I soon found lots of well-written articles warning about this vaccine. The freedom of information Google is deleting? 

I quote from Yandex:

"I know that the researchers will be looking very, very, closely at the novel safety issues that could emerge. If they are not, they damned well should be. However, the timelines here are very short. It normally takes many years to create safe and effective vaccines. Here is it happening in, effectively, weeks." Malcolm Kendrick


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On typing "Covid vaccine injuries", Google performed a bit better. There were at least some reports of injury, which would suggest not all information is being sidestreamed.

Yandex in turn provided:

"501 Deaths + 10,748 Other Injuries Reported Following COVID Vaccine, Latest CDC Data Show

These numbers reflect the latest data available as of Jan. 29 from the CDC’s Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System website. Of the 501 reported deaths, 453 were from the U.S. The average age of those who died was 77, the youngest was 23."

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22 minutes ago, Shining-one said:

Yandex has been of huge help to me in bypassing censorship and getting much better information.


In your experience is this the most useful search engine in terms of accessing esoteric results and sources? Or do you know of a better one?


I have been using the Internet since the early 2000's and the difference between now and then on search engines like google is night and day. Virtually every search result for pretty much anything is super mainstream. I used to find interesting little out of the way websites many years ago; really out of the ordinary and fascinating information. Nowadays, jack shit. It's so fucking depressing. For someone like myself who loves the unusual and obscure, it's incredibly frustrating, so if Yandex were able to take me back to the glory days, that would be amazing.

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Russia is by far not a free country these days. I tend to blame the EU and US more than Putin, however. Russia is surrounded by unsympathetic neighbours so has regressed. No political parties.
Yandex tends to censor rival, political candidates or often religion. However, I tend to find a lot of information on Yandex is open to access. Especially clinical. They won't simply deny all the problems connected to failed vaccines in the past. On social media here, there was just a drive to censor all criticism and push, push the vaccine. Facebook for example.
With Yandex you may possibly get specific negative feedback to vaccines but not the Sputnik. Due to marketing.
Yandex is great for downloading music.
However, the Russian website builders I found to be expensive, regulated and dody. So I recommend Wordpress.

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Agreed. One of the best sites I used was called Ancient Classical History around 2005. Really nice, interesting people. Used to love Ebay before it got problematic. Later on, I found Zoho that used to let you make a totally free website. I had mine fully listed on Google but finally Zoho has started charging. My site is a dead duck finally. Plus, the small I.T. libraries are gone due to all this masks nonsense.

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