[LINK] Suspicious behaviour on search engines...
Mon, 20 Nov 2000 17:10:43 +1000
So: a particular company has had a year of bad news stories, and tried to
jolly things along by getting a flack to announce a good-news non-story to
the media. Nothing would have come of this, except that the PR kiddie was so
irritating that I did my block and started looking for the company's
Here's what's interesting: Google started offering up the relevant stuff
(investigations, arrests, faked balance sheets and lawsuits) from about the
sixth link. It also found about 70,000 results.
One of the accepts-ads search engines (never mind whom) offered 25 results,
and guess what? No bad news stories. Not one.
Question: would it be paranoid of me to wonder if people are accepting money
to _remove_ links from search engines? If so, is there any way to expose
such disgraceful industrial censorship?