Sunday, June 11, 2006

Google censorship

People criticize Google for cooperating with Chinese censorship, but it is not so well known that it has its own censorship in the USA. This blog reports:
Search engine giant Google has cut off its news relationship with a number of online news publications that include frank discussions of radical Islam -- the New Media Journal becoming the latest termination. as its owner just discovered. Frank Salvato, who began the agreement with Google News last September, said he received a reply from the company's help desk Friday indicating there had been complaints of "hate speech" on his site, as first reported by media watchdog
From a quick glance at the sites in question, I am not sure why Google would call it hate speech. There are a couple of articles critical of radical Islam, but I would think that one could criticize suicide bombers without being called a hatemonger.

This blog is hosted by Google, and I haven't been censored yet.

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