Tuesday, March 17, 2009

A horrifying website--and an update

My dad and my friend Seymour called my attention to this site, jewwatch.com, I was appalled. There's a petition to remove the site from Google:

To: Google.com
When performing a search for the word "Jew" on google.. the first result is a site that has been notorious for being anti-Semitic.. the site is called jewwatch.com .... Google is the # 1 search site and the fact that the first search result would yield an anti-Semitic site is all too common in a growing era of increased Anti-Semitism.... In order for Google to remove this, it needs a petition of over 50,000 requests....
Sincerely,
The Undersigned

Please take the time to sign this petition (here). Thanks!

3/18/09: An update from my wonderful buddy, Rachel Anderson, who points out that Google has fixed this problem (see here):

Rachel says: "There is a Press Release by th Anti-Defamation League Praising Google for Responding to Concerns About Rankings of Hate Sites here: http://www.adl.org/PresRele/Internet_75/4482_75.htm."

I thought that you might like to know that Google is working with the Anti-Defamation League to address its role in this (see here).

THANKS, RACHEL!

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

less horrifying, but worthy news from TX:

anti-salamander backlash: http://tinyurl.com/ckvqan vs. an opening for fly-by-night law schools http://tinyurl.com/cv3rgy

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