Google officially gets political
People have accused Google of allowing their political leanings to affect some of their content searches. Google of course denied the allegations. But, it was kind of obvious something was amiss. The reason I yanked Googe AdSense was because no matter what I wrote about Bush, their "unbiased" searches would ALWAYS come up with something anti-Bush. Every, single, time. Now, it’s official, Google NetPAC is an official Washington PAC. They are boasting that the first person to receive any money is a Republican and that the PAC will cater to Republicans since the employees donate about 95% to Democrats.
It really doesn’t matter to me. Google allowing itself to be considered political at all is scary. Too many people rely on their searches and if those searches are skewed for political gain, that’s a bad, bad, thing. Now, because they came out of the closet entirely, that bias will now be more than speculation as every "bad" search result will have the perception of supporting their political philosphies.
Dumb move Google, probably dumber than buying Youtube. I ditched Adsense for the most part a long time ago. I’m in the process of ditching Youtube now because what they allowing and not allowing just don’t seem quite right. I wonder if it’s political ( see Michelle Malkin’s grief with Youtube for the shining example )? People slander her and it stays, she replies and it’s yanked. Go figure huh?
Dumb move Google, really dumb.