Google News reportedly has removed IndyMedia.org due to pressure
May 19, 2003 6:58 PM Subscribe
has reportedly confirmed they have removed Indymedia
from their list of news sources.
Why you ask? Apparently Google bowed to pressure brought upon them by an email campaign organized by people who disagree with some of what gets posted under IndyMedia's policy of allowing anyone to post to the newswire, and not exerting editorial control. People are claiming IndyMedia is "anti-semitic", because of trolls who sometimes post hateful posts on the unedited, user-supplied newswire
. Check out the thread on Little Green Footballs
or Silent Running
or this one
at Yourish.com. Inexplicably, Yourish points to this mailing list posting
as proof of IndyMedia's "anti-semitism". If you go to Google news and search
for indymedia sorted by date, nothing after May 16th comes up. Now in their effort to remove truly anti-semitic material from Google News, they've removed all
the legitimate stories of IndyMedia from Google News as well.
posted by Babylonian (54 comments total)