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Mambo [PersonRank 10]

Saturday, September 30, 2006
14 years ago2,475 views

Okay, this is old, but it's good to travel back a bit.

google.com/explanation

Weird, ey? That they've still got it up.

Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

14 years ago #

Yeah, the original search resulted in JewWatch.org on top... it's now the second domain/ third result, but Google's "offensive" disclaimer remains.
google.com/search?hl=en&q= ...

Another disclaimer pops up when you enter [failure].

Sohil [PersonRank 10]

14 years ago #

What is JewWatch.org ?

Jake's View [PersonRank 10]

14 years ago #

I found this in a GB post here:
blogoscoped.com/archive/2005-0 ...

"Sometimes, Google warns you about its results, especially when they might seem like promoting hate sites (of course, only someone misunderstanding how Google works could think it’s them promoting hate sites). Enter [jew], and you will see a Google-sponsored link titled “Offensive Search Results” leading to this explanation."

Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

14 years ago #

Oops, it's JewWatch.com, not .org. It's an anti-Jewish website that was once on top of the organic results in Google if you entered "jew"... possibly an unlikely search for anyone starting serious research. In any case, Google gave in to the political pressure and changed their search results to display a disclaimer in the ads section (even though they say "Because of our objective and automated ranking system, Google cannot be influenced by these petitions," apparently they *were* influenced).

Richard L. Brandt [PersonRank 3]

14 years ago #

Keep in mind that Sergey is Jewish. The anti-semitism of the old Soviet Union is what drove his family to emigrate to the U.S. Google is trying not to censor, so it adds the disclaimer instead of censoring out the site.

Sohil [PersonRank 10]

14 years ago #

Thanks for the info guys.

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