Should Google Manipulate Search Results to Protect Islam’s Image?

In a an article published by the HuffPost, the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) has called on Google to act against what it regards as online hate speech.

Their goal is to persuade Google itself to intervene in the battle of ideas by censoring material that it does not like. These activists justify this goal based on the precedent set by Google itself, in which the tech giant pledged to counter extremist ideas by burying YouTube videos which it feels promote offensive ideas but which do not violate YouTube’s rules. In addition, they will deny these videos the option to promote themselves with paid adverts, or be recommended or commented on by other users.

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  • glasnost

    Should they?
    I thought they already do.

  • Martin B

    Should Google manipulate search results to protect atheism’s image? Buddhism’s? Christianity’s? The answer seems obvious to me.

    Does anybody at Google wonder why the Religion Of Peace seems to have an image problem?

    • Shebel

      Because they are a demanding bunch of assholes that like to kill people ?

  • bargogx1

    Another day, another attack on free speech from the Left.

  • Dana Garcia

    Does Google think Islam has a nice image to preserve? It’s hard to pretend any more that it’s the “religion of peace.”

  • Hard Little Machine

    Sure right after the apes rise up to fight our insect overlords

  • dance…dancetotheradio

    The more they attempt to suppress free speech the more we will turn to other avenues.
    If google doesn’t recognize this then they seal their fate.

    • Justin St.Denis

      An attempt was made to hack my computer today. Drag. The perps left their prints all over my email account. Because I have some whiz security software and an ex-military computer services guy, I know who tried to hack me and when. I do not know why.

      I have taken necessary steps.

      Be aware. It could happen to anyone here. Read me?

      • El Martyachi

        *cough* bullshit.

        • Justin St.Denis

          Most guys your age who soil themselves when they cough or sneeze use underwear liners or Depends. Beats smelling like…..never mind.

  • Shebel

    Google needs some MAJOR competition.

    • terrence22

      check out duckduckgo.com

      • dukestreet

        I was going to mention duckduckgo.com but you did it before me.

      • Maggat

        I’m using it and it seems to work OK.

  • terrence22

    BTW, SPLC really stands for STUPID, PATHETIC, LOUSY, CREEPS

  • Ed

    Google should do everything possible to become so repugnant to everyday people they switch platforms.

  • Tooth&Claw

    For 1400 years Muslims have been following the Koran, and the example of their prophet. Islam is what it is. Stop trying to pretend it’s other than what it is. It’s like trying to coverup turds in a catbox, the smell still tells.

  • Justin St.Denis

    Protect Islam’s image? I don’t see/hear anybody trying to dispute, refute or destroy Islam’s image. No other faith wants to be know as “….the most murderous religion on Earth today…..” Islam – and Google – can relax. Islam’s image is secure. The Ramadan 2017 Kill Total was almost 2000, after all. People remember little details like that. Little details like that CEMENT Islam’s image in the minds of most with the brains to connect dots.