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 Newsbusters.org.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.