When I had a big article about Delaware Secretary of Education Dr. Susan Bunting get reported to Facebook as “spam”, I guessed someone reported it. When hundreds of people reported to Facebook it was not spam, it came back. But how does something disappear from a Google search? When it is from mainstream media?
Rob Petree with Delaware 105.9 wrote an article based on my allegation Bunting was not forthcoming with the Auditor of Accounts office when they did their investigation into Indian River School District. The article was from July 26th. I saw the article on Google earlier last week. Now it can’t be found anywhere on Google. How is that even possible? I had a few other people check to be sure it wasn’t just me. Same thing.
I attempted different ways to search for the article: Bunting, DOE Secretary, the date, Delaware 105.9, and even the title. It is gone. Who has the power to pull strings with Google to have a mainstream media article like that vanish into thin air?
In the meantime, I have heard nothing but crickets in my requests to Governor Carney and the Delaware Dept. of Education for some type of response. Aside from Petree’s July 26th article, no other Delaware media are touching it. I asked the education reporter from the News Journal if she was going to pick up on it and she did not respond to my inquiry.
It is becoming more than obvious someone is pulling strings here. My articles still show up on Google but the one that was most likely read by most people does not. The one mainstream media article. I don’t see that as a coincidence especially given someone’s failed attempt to have my most damning Bunting post removed from Facebook last week. I guess someone in Delaware is real big on censhorship.
Do me a favor readers. Click on the link to Petree’s article and post it everywhere you can. Let Delaware know someone is censoring what can appear in Google searches. Big Brother should just be a summer show on CBS, not the real world!
To read up on the entire Susan Bunting-Patrick Miller debacle, read the timeline.
Updated, 7:21pm: Not long after I spoke with Governor Carney’s Communications Director, Jonathan Starkey, the 105.9 article began showing up again. In fact, it was the top article when you typed “Bunting” and “Delaware 105.9”. This is a screenshot I took earlier when I noticed it was missing:
As others on Facebook began searching themselves, they noticed it was back up as well. I can’t explain it. Rob Petree looked as well and couldn’t find his own article on Google. I’m just glad it is back up and I don’t know why it was wiped to begin with.