Skip to comments.Google 'censors its website so anti-Islam searches fail to appear'
Posted on 01/11/2010 8:45:15 AM PST by FreeManWhoCan
Search engine Google has been accused of censoring its results after users discovered it never suggests search terms when it comes to Islam.
In a time-saving feature the internet phenomenon, whose motto is 'don't be evil', helpfully suggests common searches as people type in what they are looking for.
For example, if you type in 'Christianity is' in the search bar a whole range of options flash up including controversial suggestions such as 'Christianity is fake' and 'Christianity is a cult'. Google
Google has been accused of censoring offensive searches relating to Islam
But anyone typing in a similar phrase which replaces Christianity with Islam gets no suggestions at all.
The anomaly has led some to conclude the firm, famed for its democratic approach to the world of information it controls, is censoring the search results.
Google's normal search suggestions originate from searches made around the world, adverts and known web pages.
The company also says on its website: '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.'
A Google spokesman claimed the strange absence of results was a software problem.
He said: "This is in fact a bug and we're working to fix it as quickly as we can............
(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk ...
Actually, this may be due to an attempt to Google Bomb the term “Islam is..”
If you do the same thing with “Koran is”, “Quaran is”, “Allah is” or “Mohammed is” you get similar results to what they describe for the other religions.
Google’s machines will block Google Bombing attempts so there may have been a move recently to Google Bomb the term “Islam is” that resulted in this.
Type Mohammad is
Actually, this may be due to an attempt to Google Bomb the term Islam is..
If you do the same thing with Koran is, Quaran is, Allah is or Mohammed is you get similar results to what they describe for the other religions.
I just noticed the same thing.
I was surprised to read this. To test it, I went straight to my Google search bar and typed in “radical Islam” (without the quotes) and got about ten suggestions for searches.
I didn’t have the opportunity to test further, as I must leave the house soon. However, either Google fixed the “bug” or there was no bug in the first place.
not a surprise at all
So the reason that Google tolerates the google bombing of Christianity is...?
Google censors because the Chinese Communist government demands it. Take that to the bank.
No one may have Google Bombed “Christianity is “
That may not be it, but it is one of the reasons why search suggestions don’t come up. My point was that various other Islamic terms come up with the same results as Christianity, etc. People are too quick to assume cause and jump on the bandwagon.
They were caught with their pants down.. briefs with a bomb in their crotch I suspect .
They will “fix” the bug now
[[Google ‘censors its website so anti-Islam searches fail to appear’]]
But yet look up antiChristian terms, and google is chock full of them, and htey’ll defend that decision as ‘freedom of information’ yet their standars for anti-Islam sites apparently is different
I’ve switched to Bing, but I have to use Google when I want to look for guns and gun products. Bing’s gun search is pathetic and mostly brings up bb gun stuff.
Your question got pulled while I was responding (I assume for language), however, “muslim is” does produce the result you were asking about.