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Google removes popular negative searches related to Islam (but not other religions) [Pic]

DPic [PersonRank 10]

Wednesday, January 6, 2010
13 years ago4,075 views

Vie Reddit:

Ionut Alex. Chitu [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

"Google says it’s working to fix a bug in Google Suggest that is blocking search suggestions related to Islam. "

DPic [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

That's one damn specific bug.

Vertex [PersonRank 1]

13 years ago #

interesting .. "osama bin laden is" is also blocked.

"jihad is" not blocked, but the suggestions are certainly censored:

"jihad is not terrorism"
"jihad is our way"
"jihad is not a holy war"
"jihad is not perpetual warfare"

doesnt sound like a "bug" to me.

MZaza [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

It's a bug with the word "islam" only.
I get no suggestions at all, positive or negative.

George R [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

The current top suggestion for
   [google is]
   [google is scared of islam].

NexusNinja [PersonRank 1]

13 years ago #


George R [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

Compare the suggestions for these two groups of names.

"bill gates is "
"steve jobs is "
"steve balmer is "

"larry page is "
"sergey brin is "
"eric schmidt is "

George R [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

Philipp, please correct previous post to
"steve ballmer is "

William E. Perry [PersonRank 1]

13 years ago #

jihad is a war that muslims want to kill us all, so why is goodle protecting them against negative comments?

Juha-Matti Laurio [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

Very intersting tests you are doing guys, thanks!

Grega M. [PersonRank 1]

13 years ago #

for Google trio (as George suggested), there is allways only one suggestion:

Larry Page Israel
Sergery Brin Israel
Eric Schmidt Israel

There must be some kind of conspiracy behnd this...

Anas [PersonRank 1]

13 years ago #

What is with the anti-islam behavior. first the title "google removes negative searches" when google does not show any searches.

Second, google shows the most popular queries. Islam is just not searched as much as the other religions are, let alone is known as much either.

You all need to be more impartial in you criticism. Such things are not healthy for anybody as it incites all sorts of racist behavior.

Ianf [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

Where in pointing out the not wholly holy behavior of Google suggestions (not searches!) is [our] "anti-islam behavior" I don't know. And, as far as the term goes, I'd have at least expected the one suggestion I keep hearing about:

Islam is religion of peace.

So, when did it stop being just that? ;-))

[Anas, you need to read up on basic terms like racism and idle rhetoric, bro/sis.]

Sohil [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

Anas, 1. I wasn't aware Islam was a religion and 2. I sincerely doubt people look up Hinduism more than a more controversial religion like Islam. Like Ianf said, look up what racism or apologist mean.

vertex [PersonRank 1]

13 years ago #

The Register has picked up this story too..

i found other phrases related to Islam that also return nothing:

"sharia is"
"islamism is "
"hezbollah is "

lailai [PersonRank 1]

13 years ago #

Interesting... sounds like they modified the results...

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