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Monday, March 13, 2006

15-Year Old Googler Hoax

Apparently, you can get anything into Google News to make it look official by simply submitting a free press release with I-Newswire (I didn’t try to reproduce this myself). This press release hoax appeared in Google News:

“15 year old student, Tom Vendetta has been hired by search engine giant Google Inc. The student will receive a lowered salary, which will be placed into a bank account for future education, said Google CEO Larry Page.”

According to the press release (which contained a few speling error’s), Tom now works on Gmail security. In the meantime, Tom confessed.

Now we all know press releases can lie, but I thought you had to at least pay to publish one. Maybe Google should reconsider allowing these service into Google News?

[Thanks Josue R., Anonymoustache.]


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