Poll: Should Google Censor Non-Adult Search Suggestions?

Jan 11, 2010 • 8:30 am | comments (7) by twitter mastodon | Filed Under Google Search Engine

Ever since Google suggest became the default at Google.com back in 2008, the search suggestions had led to some controversy. Most recently over religions suggestions such as Christianity or Islam. Plus a month or so back, we had the Climategate controversy. We do know that Google censors out adult search suggestions and I don't think anyone would argue with that.

However, do you think Google should censor out non-adult negative search suggestions? Such as those that appear negative to religious beliefs or make companies look bad. For example, a WebmasterWorld thread is discussing a French ruling which required Google to remove the search suggestions that had the word 'scam' when you entered in a company name. Should those also be censored?

Take my poll:

I for one believe adult content should be censored there, as Google does. But I do not believe Google should remove the others.

Forum discussion at WebmasterWorld.

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