Saturday, January 9, 2010

"Don't be evil" Google 'censors' its results when it comes to Islam

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    • Google has been hit with controversy following observation that it censors its results on Islam.

      It has come to knowledge that when "Islam is" typed into the search engine, the Google's auto-results pane mysteriously vanishes.

      However, when "Christianity is" or "Judaism is" is typed, results indicating common discussions on the web follow.

      Google, whose mantra is "don't be evil," essentially filters out search when it involves dirty word or violence.

      The company explains: "We try to filter out suggestions that include pornographic terms, dirty words, and hate and violence terms. If you encounter a term that should not be suggested, please let us know by posting in the Google Web Search Help Forum."

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