The F Bomb Makes Front Page of Google News, Thanks to Arrington

Nov 2, 2009 • 8:16 am | comments (0) by twitter Google+ | Filed Under Google Search Engine
 

Schwarzenegger Gives California Legislature A Hidden Finger showed how a letter Schwarzenegger wrote had a hidden message. Here it is:

fu

Creative, funny and just outstanding journalism. But not all think so.

The news made it though various publications and then hit the front page of Google News. Supposedly, I don't have a screen shot to prove it, the F bomb was on the front page of Google News. What I see now is:

F Bomb on Google News

However, Google did apologize for the word showing up on the front page of Google News. In a Google News Help thread, Googler Inbal said:

Thanks for bringing this to our attention. As you my know, Google News is highly unusual in that it offers a news service compiled solely by computer algorithms without human intervention. There are no human editors at Google selecting or grouping the headlines and pictures, and no individual decides which stories and images get top placement. This automation is what makes Google News a valuable source of information on the important issues of the day. We are always working to improve our service, and your feedback will help us in this process.

Forum discussion at Google News Help.

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