Google, in a rare move, confirmed that a publisher by the name of Natural Links was penalized and deindexed by the major search engine over a webmaster guidelines violation. It was stated by Google’s John Mueller that the site was using sneaky mobile redirect, and once that is “cleaned up, the site can submit a reconsideration request through Search Console.”
It appears that these tactics have been cleaned up and a reconsideration request was submitted through Search Console, because the site is now back in the Google Index. A site command returns the home page and 440,000 other pages from the site.
It’s not very often that Google confirms wen a site is penalized to the press or public. In this case though, Natural News claimed that it was removed because it was pro-Trump. The started a White House petition against Google. Even after being restored to the Google index, the site is still encouraging people to sign the petition.