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Archiving[edit]

Does anyone object to me setting up automatic archiving for this page using MiszaBot? Unless otherwise agreed, I would set it to archive threads that have been inactive for 30 days and keep ten threads.--Oneiros (talk) 01:33, 19 March 2010 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done--Oneiros (talk) 17:22, 29 March 2010 (UTC)

Google pulls AdSense from non-complying websites.[edit]

Google has disabled AdSense to manga related websites that link to Child Pornography as well as removing sites from Google's search index.

Racial Hypersensitivity[edit]

Regarding "search suggestions" that appear when you begin typing a search in Google:

I noticed if you type "Why are Black people" that lots of suggestions came up, most of which are embarrassing to Black people. Suggestions also appear for any other race, or nationality you might type. However, recently, Google removed those suggestions from the "Why are Black people" search. It is clearly self-censorship, but only where Black people are involved. I feel this should be mentioned.

The suggestions still appear if you type "Why DO Black people," but I am sure they will censor that soon, too. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Toddgwynn (talkcontribs) 14:19, 21 April 2010 (UTC)

Merge discussion for Censorship by Google [edit]

Information.svg An article that you have been involved in editing, Censorship by Google , has been proposed for a merge with another article. If you are interested in the merge discussion, please participate by going here, and adding your comments on the discussion page. Thank you. — Parent5446 (msg email) 03:08, 30 May 2010 (UTC)

The recent changes to SafeSearch should be mentioned in this article.[edit]

Earlier this year, Google extended its new SafeSearch restrictions to non-English speaking countries. Previously, these new restrictions had only affected Google's English search results. Jarble (talk) 18:03, 30 July 2013 (UTC)

Does Google censor anything but Pro-Israeli propaganda?[edit]

I have been, frankly, unable to even remotely come up with any sites within even the first few pages of Google search that aren't blatant Israeli propaganda links when trying to Google Palestinian issues. Even Googling the exact phrases from articles I know to exist comes up with the actual article many lines down and the above links containing no real relation to what I Googled (even using "around the phrase") but instead Israeli propaganda sites.

Even more mysterious is that Googling questions regarding this issue or even how to filter it produces absolutely no related links other than blatant Israeli propaganda pages. This is clearly beyond a glitch or search algorithm issue, this is clear censorship of anything that puts Israeli crimes and tactics to light. 124.168.241.91 (talk) 10:57, 16 September 2013 (UTC) Harlequin

Has this been written up or discussed in a reliable third party source? If so, let us know where and something based on that can be added to the article. --Jeff Ogden (W163) (talk) 12:28, 16 September 2013 (UTC)

Looting, cronyism, shock therapy, and the oligarchs (Russia) post fall-of-the-wall[edit]

1st edit: I'll keep the first version of this below. At the time I thought the name "Napoleoni" in the Advanced Search phrase box should have led into more, but perhaps I had been away from the issue too long and was forgetting too many key words. This search I did last night seems to open up to the saga quite a bit. But I haven't been through many pages of the search, or many of the url/sites. https://www.google.com/search?as_q=oligarchs+traffiking&as_epq=shadow+economy&as_oq=Jeffrey+Sachs+shock+therapy+neoliberal+&as_eq=winters&as_nlo=&as_nhi=&lr=&cr=&as_qdr=all&as_sitesearch=&as_occt=any&safe=images&tbs=&as_filetype=&as_rights=

Original draft: Might be me, but there seems to be a bit of a black out. Even when putting "Claire Sterling" in the Advanced Search phrase box, hardly anything turns up (discovered by watching her single Youtube [80s] she wasn't as un- [politically] biased as I had hoped). Putting "Loretta Napoleoni" in the phrase box doesn't do anything eitherApuleius3 (talk) 15:46, 27 March 2014 (UTC) Apuleius3 (talk) 14:57, 27 March 2014 (UT

1st edit: Today (the day of the edited-opening para up there at the top) is Thur April 3 and it's 5:30 PM EST in the US. 70.160.46.113 (talk) 21:52, 3 April 2014 (UTC)

Google Adsense - April 2014 (NARAL)[edit]

I have a thought for anyone reading this who would like to possibly improve the article, as I do not have access to the original information or a wiki account myself.

The statement "In April 2014, though Google accepts ads from the largest lobbying group for abortions, NARAL, they have banned ads from crisis pregnancy centers.[5]", is I believe inaccurate.

For starters, the citation is a site called "LifeNews.com", which is a biased "pro life" group.

Also, there is actually a known problem where pro life groups post ads hoping to catch women who are thinking about abortion. The pro lifers pretend to be pregnancy crisis counselors and other services often looked up by women considering abortion. Then the pro life groups provide those women with information meant to discourage abortions. This eventually caused google to classify such ads as deceptive, and remove them for policy violation... so ... the crisis pregnancy centers line in this wiki entry is totally misleading.

Sorry I don't have better sources, but here's one which discusses the "crisis pregnancy center" deceptive ads: http://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/business/news/ads-from-prolife-groups-removed-by-google-over-deceptive-claims-30245527.html ... also note that NARAL is an actual legit organization. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 142.136.52.128 (talk) 02:40, 14 July 2014 (UTC)

Robert Daniels-Dwyer[edit]

Is it worth adding in a list of topics and people that have been left off by Google. So people can go and find out this information, without having to subscribe to a news service like Factiva? — Preceding unsigned comment added by 80.254.147.116 (talk) 13:04, 17 July 2014 (UTC)

Probably not. I think including a few examples might be OK, but I don't think Wikipedia is the right place to try and maintain a complete list. Among other things, keeping such a list up-to-date will be too hard. And in the longer run the right to be forgotten in EU countries won't just be an issue for Google and so the "Censorship by Google" article probably isn't the best place for such lists. -Jeff Ogden (W163) (talk) 18:54, 17 July 2014 (UTC)