Google News

January 17, 2006 at 5:33 am | Posted in Hating Hate | Leave a comment

An article today on Guardian Unlimited discusses the inclusion of the British National party:

“As the leader of the British National party, Nick Griffin, appears on charges of inciting racial hatred after being secretly filmed by a BBC documentary team, the BNP’s news reports are being listed on Google News alongside those from organisations such as the BBC and Reuters.

But a spokeswoman for Google said today that its job was not to act as censor, and that its automated search services could not screen results.

The company acknowledges that a search may result in “link to sites that some people find objectionable, inappropriate, or offensive” but that it assumes no responsibility for the content of any site included in any search results.”

Thoughts? Should Google et al develop a sense of corporate responsibility? Or does anything go?

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