Tuesday, February 07, 2006

More Google Bashing

Did you know that Google routinely filters its (your?) search results, apparently in order to comply with the US Digital Millenium Copyrights Act?

Yikes.

Via Boing Boing, try to search on Google for:

olly hits snake

Scroll down all the way to the bottom of the page, where you'll read the text "In response to a complaint we received under the US Digital Millennium Copyright Act, we have removed 2 result(s) from this page. If you wish, you may read the DMCA complaint that caused the removal(s) at ChillingEffects.org."

At least Google is telling us when they are censoring. As far as I know, AOL, Yahoo, et.al. are much less transparent.

Apparently, it all stemmed from The Church of Scientology trying to force Google to filter out websites critical of the Church whenever someone searched on, say, crazy scientology wacko nutjobs.

Scary.

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