In the latest ruckus around search results, a spokesman for Google proudly declaims that the company is sticking to its principles:

Google views the integrity of our search results as an extremely important priority.

Accordingly, we do not remove a page from our search results simply because its content is unpopular or because we receive complaints concerning it.

Oh, really?

If you change the word “complaint” to “DMCA takedown notice” then it’s a different story.

So the lesson is: complaining about the offensive nature of a search result will get you nowhere but sending a spurious legal claim will result in immediate action.

Have you published a response to this? :

Previously on this day

12 years ago I wrote BarCamp ends

Another great event wraps up.

12 years ago I wrote BarCamp continues

Night of the werewolf.

14 years ago I wrote Ajax training workshop

I’m telling you this now so you’ve got plenty of time to start saving your money and you can’t say I didn’t give you fair warning…

16 years ago I wrote Back from Bologna

Bologna was everything I hoped it would be; fascinating, filling and fun.

17 years ago I wrote Jim Roll

I went out on Friday night to see Jim Roll play at a local bar.