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category international | sci-tech | news report author Friday August 15, 2008 10:43author by Cookie Monster Report this post to the editors

Can corporations censor the Internet?

Google Alert.
Google Alert.

On August 13, an update about the case in the Warsaw Labour Court against Lionbridge Poland was published on the website "Anarkismo". News items from this site are generally posted in Google News. This item was also appeared there and could be found by searching with the keyword "Lionbridge". A Google News alert was sent out and the news was posted on other sites with feeds from Google News. By the morning of August 15th, the news item had disappeared.

Is Google censoring the internet?

One interesting fact is that one of Lionbridge's contracts is with Google. Lionbridge contracts what are known as "internet accessors". The Internet accessor's job is to check web search results and to rate search results which are considered irrelevant matches. The idea behind this is to improve the quality of search results.

Are these "irrelevant" results later removed? Who does this: Google or Lionbridge?

Google, as the world's most widely used search engine, has the potential to control access to information on the internet, to make certain stories stand out or even to disappear. We hope that the firm will not turn to abusing this power so that the internet can remain free from the threat of censorship.

News appeared on feeds.
News appeared on feeds.

Google News. Already gone.
Google News. Already gone.

author by Molly O'Guirepublication date Fri Aug 15, 2008 11:00Report this post to the editors

Probably you meant internet "assessor".
This is interesting. Does anybody have more information on how this works?

author by Carterpublication date Fri Aug 15, 2008 11:41Report this post to the editors

I wonder how often this happens on Google.
The link is still on Google Finance.

On Google there's an article about Lionbridge court interpreters. Wouldn't want them interpreting for me.

author by Gorkypublication date Fri Aug 15, 2008 12:28Report this post to the editors

I checked google news 20 minutes ago and the Anarkismo story WAS NOT THERE. 5 minutes ago my partner also checked it and IT HAD MAGICALLY REAPPEARED. Maybe google got wind of the problem.

author by Andrewpublication date Fri Aug 15, 2008 14:00Report this post to the editors

I'm one of the Anarkismo.net editors. We updated the software our site runs off last weekend to Oscailt 3.2 (same as indymedia.ie) which may well have meant that the original google news link to the story was no longer functional. So all that may have happened was that the broken listing was automatically removed and then the new listing was re-created next time the site was scanned,

The article in question is at http://www.anarkismo.net/article/9626

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