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(LifeSiteNews) — Gmail and other Big Tech email providers can read your emails and even stop you from receiving certain communications. Google keeps profiles of users and even their children based on the information they receive from you using their services. Their high-quality products are free because you and your data are the product. It’s time to stop using Gmail!  

Many people by now are aware that Google products track everything that their users do, so that Google can profit off the data they collect. Search results on Google and on YouTube, which is part of the Google/Alphabet empire, are also heavily manipulated by their algorithms. With these manipulated search results, they can sway elections, not only in the U.S. but around the globe, according to the extensive and conclusive research by Dr. Robert Epstein.

However, this is not the only concerning thing Google does with your data. Many people are still under the impression that Gmail, since it is not a social media platform, cannot be manipulated. Unfortunately, this is not the case. 

LifeSiteNews spoke to a source with an intimate knowledge of the matter, who noted that all mail sent through Gmail is archived, and the contents of your emails get scanned by an AI algorithm that builds profiles of you and those you communicate with via email, including, for instance, your children. Even an email drafted in anger, but ultimately was not sent, is stored by Google. Furthermore, the metadata gleaned from emails you deleted gets permanently stored in your user data profile as well.

But it’s not only that Google reads all of your emails; LifeSite’s source revealed they can actually block emails from getting to you without you even noticing it. At the service level, they can blacklist IP addresses or even certain terms like “pro-life” or “LifeSiteNews” so that these emails never get to you.  

Now, if Gmail were to outright stop all people from receiving emails that contain the term “pro-life,” many people would quickly notice that something is not right. However, they are also capable of engaging in “shadow banning,” a term that is known for the practice of manipulating what people can see on social media.

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Peter Obi and his supporters have a right to peacefully assemble, but ten lawyers are trying to strip him of that right by asking the Federal High Court to stop the #Obidatti23 Forward Ever Rally in Lagos on October 1st.

Nigerians must speak up now to prevent this injustice - we have a right to peacefully assemble which the court MUST recognize. 

SIGN: Let Peter Obi and his followers rally in Lagos on October 1st. 

This attempt to shut down the Obi/Datti rally is an affront to the rights of every Nigerian wishing to assemble with candidates of their choosing, and would cause yet more division in our already fractured country.

Presidential candidates have a right to campaign, but it seems there is a concerted effort to shut down Mr. Obi as his popularity grows.

The judiciary in Nigeria must be impartial in these matters, and so it's crucial that the Federal High Court makes the right decision when it reconvenes on September 23rd.

Nigerians everywhere must raise their voice however and call for justice now.

SIGN: Let Peter Obi and his followers rally in Lagos on October 1st. 

The ten lawyers trying to stop Peter Obi from holding the gathering have brazenly compared the upcoming Obi/Datti rally to the End SARS protests of 2020, in a dishonourable attempt to smear Peter Obi supporters as being capable of great violence.

This insulting attack shows that Obi's adversaries will stop at nothing to discredit his movement, but it remains the judge's role to see through the spurious allegations of these desperate plaintiffs.

Watching this underhanded attack unfold on our right to peacefully assemble, it falls on Nigerians to speak up together in defense of this human right. 

SIGN: Let Peter Obi and his followers rally in Lagos on October 1st. 

We hope the court will dismiss the application to injunct the rally and allow Obidients to gather in Lagos on October 1st. 

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This can also be done to your Gmail account. For example, LifeSite was informed that algorithms may be put in place that filter out only 10 % of emails containing the term “pro-life” for 20 % of Gmail users. Shadow banning done in that way is much more likely to go unnoticed and also much harder to prove.  

Ways to resist Google’s censorship 

Now that you know that Google reads all of your messages on your Gmail account and that you cannot even be sure that you receive all the emails sent to you, what actions can you take? 

The first step is to set up an email account with a provider that uses end-to-end encryption, meaning that not even the email provider can read the content of your messages. Protonmail, Hush Mail, or StartMail are some good options for that. With most of these providers, you’ll have to pay a couple of dollars every month if you want more storage, however, that is well worth it. Remember, Gmail is only “free” because they collect and monetize all of your data and you have zero privacy. Your data is their product. 

Secondly, stop using your Gmail account, especially for subscriptions to newsletters and when sending sensitive information. 

The next step is to get rid of as many Google products as you can, like the Google Chrome Browser, the Google search engine, Android phones, and Google Home.  

For a straightforward outline of how to use the internet without being tracked and what alternative services to use instead of Google, Dr. Robert Epstein’s article is very instructive: Seven Simple Steps Toward online privacy  

For a deeper dive into the issue, I highly recommend watching John-Henry Westen’s interview with Dr. Robert Epstein. 

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Andreas Wailzer is an Austrian journalist based in Vienna writing for LifeSiteNews. He studied business and economics in Vienna and Vancouver, Canada. In 2022, he left his job in the corporate world to work full-time in the field of Catholic journalism and advocacy, first at the St. Boniface Institute in Vienna and now at LifeSiteNews.

Andreas loves to write about politics, economics, and everything related to the Catholic faith. His work has been published in English and German in multiple media outlets, including Die Tagespost, Wochenblick, Corrigenda, and LifeSiteNews.

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