Who has benefited?
New York Times.
Large American news corporations are among those who have benefited.
Who has suffered?
Any site that criticises the USA has suffered.
So, Google is as rigged as the crime statistics, the stock market or the price of Gold?
Google is very much the CIA.
Expect your future Google searches to turn up American commercial junk.
THE WAR ON ALTERNATIVE NEWS SITES
TRUTH BLOGS UNDER ATTACK!