June 19, 2008
Google must really have a thing against Uruknet. After Google News’ censorship now Uruknet disappears even on Google’s search engine.
Google stopped indexing Uruknet the middle of May. After Uruknet wrote
(again!) many e-mails to Google (and again! we didn’t receive any
reply) Google restarted indexing some (not all!) Uruknet’s article on
June 17. However, it seems that these articles have a short life on
Google since they keep disappearing immediately after they are indexed.
For instance this is a Google’s page saved today, June 19, at 3pm Rome time and this is the same search Google page, the same day at 10 pm Rome time -
While the first page at 3pm shows the Uruknet’s article indexed by
Google, in the second page’s results the article disappeared and Google
left simply the Uruknet’s homepage. Moreover Uruknet’s articles indexed
by Google before the middle of May are being disappearing as if someone
is manually deleting them. As odd it may seem, it’s as if someone
inside Google deleted the indexed article.
Google has already stopped indexing Uruknet from Google News, justifying it with lies and preposterous excuses.
Now it seems Google is deleting even those Uruknet’s articles that had
already been automatically indexed by the search engine.
Furthermore Google search engine shows Uruknet’s results at the very last position, if at all.
Google’s censorship becomes very clear if one contrasts and compares the search of the word "uruknet" on Google and Yahoo.
Searching the word "uruknet" on Google this evening the results were 194,000.
On Yahoo the same word shows 1,550,000 results.
We don’t ask anymore our readers to write to Google since we lost even
our last hopes in their fairness and good faith, but we would be
grateful if our readers could post and distribute this article over the
Internet; this affair goes far beyond Uruknet and Internet censorship
is a real threat and is happening now.
Of course we reserve the right to take legal action against Google.