Jan 6 2010
Ever wonder why you can't find negative stories about Islam on Google unless you enter the exact title of a story?
Renowned for being disturbingly Islamic-friendly, GOOGLE blocks negative searches about Islam while YouTube removes anti-Islam videos all the time. Not so for any other religion.
Religion always causes a stir when it is debated, and Google seems to know it. Google is not taking a fair approach to the way that it handles searches for different religions. When you search for the major religions of the world, the monotheistic faiths for example, Google serves up suggestions for the search “Christianity is” such as, “a lie,” or false.” Try it on a a number of faiths, and then Islam.
Notice any difference?
Google is systematically blocking, it seems, all search suggestions for Islam. Why? To remove the chance of an adherent of the faith from being offended by a perhaps severe search suggestion? Why not treat all search terms equally? Given the complete lack of suggestions, not just terms that could be perceived as negative, it seems that Google is covering its, well, behind.
GOOGLE’S RESPONSE: Google said, via SearchEngineLand, about possible censorship: “Not so, Google says. A spokesperson tells us: “This is a bug and we’re working to fix it as quickly as we can.” The Next Web (It’s a bug alright, the bug is the fear of Islam)
NOTE: I used to have a photo account with PHOTOBUCKET which was taken over by GOOGLE. I had many photos and images of Islam that were less than flattering to say the least. As soon as GOOGLE bought PHOTOBUCKET, I was banned from getting into my own account. They never would explain why, though I knew it was because of my Islam album, and they refused to allow me access to retrieve my own photos. Their only communication with me said, “Get a court order. Otherwise we do not have to return the photos to you according to our TOS.” –BNI