Censorship and Google

Another revealing change happened this year in a Googlea€™s help entry on censorship. First it was reading:

Google does not censor results for any search term. The order and content of our results are completely automated; we do not manipulate our search results by hand. We believe strongly in allowing the democracy of the web to determine the inclusion and ranking of sites in our search results.

Then it was reading:

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After that, it displayed:

It is Googlea€™s policy not to censor search results. However, in response to local laws, regulations, or policies, we may do so. When we remove search results for these reasons, we display a notice on our search results pages. Please note: For some older removals (before March 2005), we may not show a notice at this time.

And today, the page reads:

It is Googlea€™s policy not to censor search results. However, in response to local laws, regulations, or policies, we may do so. When we remove search results for these reasons, we display a notice on our search results pages.

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Posted: December 20th, 2006
at 11:48pm by Koookiecrumbles


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