I favour freedom of speech, but after browsing the National Vanguard site I had to protest.
I'm not saying it was me. I'm not that egocentric. Google has been dealing with copyright and access issues prior to this, but I know I wasn't the only one emailing Google.
Sent: Monday, March 21, 2005 9:51 AMAnd the Reply:
Subject: news source
Dear Google news/PR people,
I discovered today that Google is de facto endorsing a Neo-Nazi
white-supremacist hate site by honoring it as a legitimate news source.
That stinks. If I was a shareholder I'd be f****** ashamed. Is this the
kind of association Google wants people to make?
Andrew (hamm172) Rondeau
|Subject:||Re: [#23205526] news source|
|Date:||Fri, 25 Mar 2005 15:02:41 -0800|
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Thank you for your note. Google News does not allow hate content. If we
are made aware of articles that include hate content, we will remove them.
Please keep in mind, however, that our news sources are chosen without
regard to political viewpoint or ideology. This occasionally leads to
some unusual and contradictory groupings, and it is exactly this variety
that makes Google News a valuable source of well-rounded information on
the important issues in the news.
We have reviewed the inclusion of National Vanguard, however, and have
removed them from Google News.
The Google Team