Daily Wisdom

June 12, 2005

Google Slants Ads To The Left

GOOGLE.COM, Cyberland -- It appears that "View From Above" was not alone in it's recent discovery that Google seems to be leaning a bit to the left these days when it comes to advertising. In an article at World Net Daily, dated June 11, 2005 a conservative publisher said Google "rejected his ad for a book critical of Bill and Hillary Clinton while continuing to accept anti-Bush themes." Without any explanation, Google said the rejection was due to "unacceptable content."

Not surprising as a tactic among Left-Wing organizations, Google seems to have no problem with similar anti-Bush propaganda. Apparently anti-Bush is "acceptable content", while anti-Clinton is "unacceptable content".

The Internet is supposed to be a place where we can truly exercise the freedom to express our own ideas. Univerisity campuses were supposed to provide that freedom once upon a time, but they were then taken over by the radical left. When a juggernaut of Google proportions attempts to control the Internet political landscape, it sounds to me like we need a response. Maybe it's time to boycott Google?

5 Comments:

At 6/13/2005 1:58 AM , Blogger Jami said...

Yes! I hear Lycos is really effective.

 
At 6/13/2005 2:36 AM , Blogger Kajun said...

A couple of years ago, I emailed a complaint to Google about there being no positive Bush news stories on Google News.

To my amazement, a personal response came from Google in less than 24 hours!

They said: (paraphrasing) The news items selected for display are selected by robots and that available stories from news sources were nearly all anti-Bush.

They assured me Google personnel were not involved in the selection of news stories.

 
At 6/13/2005 8:00 PM , Blogger Hawkeye® said...

jami,
Thanks for stopping by. Time to explore some alternative search engines, eh?

 
At 6/13/2005 8:02 PM , Blogger Hawkeye® said...

kajun,
Robots can only do what humans program them to do. So, I guess that means that some lower level robots at Google programmed the software robots to just search out pro-liberal, anti-Bush stuff, right?

 
At 6/14/2005 1:58 AM , Blogger camojack said...

You may find this of interest:
Google Censors Ads for Anti-Clinton Book

 

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