Search giant axes another news page, calls terrorism discussion ‘hate content’ from WND, with thanks to AD.
Search engine giant Google has cut off its news relationship with a number of online news publications that include frank discussions of radical Islam — the New Media Journal becoming the latest termination, as its owner just discovered.
Frank Salvato, who began the agreement with Google News last September, said he received a reply from the company’s help desk Friday indicating there had been complaints of “hate speech” on his site, as first reported by media watchdog Newsbusters.org.
The e-mail, which cited three articles that dealt with radical Islam and its relationship to terrorism, read:
Thanks for writing. We received numerous reports about hate content on your site, and after reviewing these reports, decided to remove your site from Google News. We do not allow articles and sources expressly promoting hate speech viewpoints in Google News (although referencing hate speech for commentary and analysis is acceptable).
For example, a number of the complaints we looked at on your site were found to be hate content:
We hope this helps you understand our position.
The Google Team
We hope you will click on these articles and decide for yourselves whether or not these pieces constitute “hate speech.” New Media Journal joins The Jawa Report and MichNews.com in being removed from Google’s search engine.