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Google Groups censoring searches?

Kevin P. [PersonRank 1]

Thursday, July 23, 2009
10 years ago2,646 views

I just discovered that if I go to groups.google.com enter a profane search term (think Carlin's 7 dirty words among others), I am immediately returned to the main Google Groups page upon clicking the search button. This also happens when I point my browser to a URL constructed to search for a profane term, e.g. groups.google.com/groups/searc ... (replace the asterisks with the obvious letters).

Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

10 years ago #

For the record, yes, Google has been censoring Usenet posts* – not sure about your particular tries, though. Do you have SafeSearch enabled or disabled?

* blogoscoped.com/archive/2006-0 ...

KMB [PersonRank 7]

10 years ago #

Strange, i get the same result.

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