Goodbye Google


By Dr. Joseph Mercola

Most of you are well aware that I've had concerns about the surveillance capitalists, spearheaded by Google, for a number of years.

September 2017, I discussed Google's partnership with the National Alliance on Mental Illness, and how their depression assessment quiz was in fact a drug promotion scam sponsored by the drug manufacturer Eli Lilly. No matter how you answered the questions, you were a candidate for antidepressants.

Since then, Google and other tech companies have only gotten deeper and wider access to people's personal medical information, and Google's selling of this data to third parties can have real-world consequences. Higher insurance premiums or denial of employment are but two obvious examples.

Google Blocked From Interacting With

Most of you know that in the summer of 2019, Google removed us from coming up in any keyword search unless our name was also typed into the query. While we still received substantial traffic from people who looked very hard to find Mercola articles through Google, we finally decided to block Google from crawling or indexing any of my articles or breaking news blogs. We also stopped using the Google Analytics program in 2018.