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Google Issues Ultimatum to Conservative Website: Remove 'Hateful' Article or Lose Ad Revenue

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posted on Aug, 31 2017 @ 08:12 PM
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originally posted by: CB328



I think hate speech should not be tolerated. Kudos to Google


I think fascist loving idiots should not be tolerated. Freedom of speech is more important than a bunch of pansies whining.


I think you got the wrong thread. Google made this decision. Not whiners.




posted on Aug, 31 2017 @ 08:14 PM
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a reply to: CB328

Nobody is stopping them from saying anything!!

They just aren't going to Pay them to Say it.

Nobody is taking their Free Speech from them.



posted on Aug, 31 2017 @ 08:28 PM
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@mOJOm

Except that they are clearly following an agenda..

But yeah, just a business with a lot of political influence, and public data.

edit on 8/31/2017 by eXia7 because: (no reason given)



posted on Aug, 31 2017 @ 08:33 PM
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originally posted by: DBCowboy
a reply to: smurfy

I could give a flying #### what is being said or who is saying it.

My stance is always for free expression.

I've already acknowledged that Google doesn't have an obligation to promote it.


They did have free expression, Google didn't like it, and asked them to take it down...almost the same as here when it suits. They, the author/s chose to take it down.
Free expression can take many forms, speech is just one of them. Hitler got plenty of free expression, and millions died. That's extreme you may think, but it also happens to be true.
edit on 31-8-2017 by smurfy because: Text.



posted on Aug, 31 2017 @ 08:35 PM
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A business has the right to deny service to anyone they want ... except conservatives cause that's mean.

Wah-wah.



posted on Aug, 31 2017 @ 08:42 PM
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a reply to: eXia7

They're following the rules of the contract of AdSense.

The website is not following the rules they signed in order to use AdSense. That isn't Googles fault that the website wants to break the rules and still get paid. It's the websites fault.

Google doesn't allow their ads for certain content. That's the deal and it's the same for everyone. They don't allow it because the Advertisers don't want their ads connected to certain things.

The website can say whatever it wants but nobody has to pay them to say it.



posted on Aug, 31 2017 @ 08:46 PM
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originally posted by: eXia7
Except that they are clearly following an agenda..



Yeah. There agenda is money. Capitalism @ work.



posted on Aug, 31 2017 @ 09:09 PM
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originally posted by: Gryphon66
A business has the right to deny service to anyone they want ... except conservatives cause that's mean.

Wah-wah.


Tell that to cake makers.




posted on Aug, 31 2017 @ 09:11 PM
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a reply to: smurfy

If you think free expression is infringing upon the rights of others, then we have nothing more to discuss.

Have a nice day.



posted on Aug, 31 2017 @ 09:15 PM
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a reply to: DBCowboy

Not the same thing because in that case it was the Cake Makers who were wanting to break the rules.

In this case it's the website wanting to break the rules.

This seems to be a habit of Conservatives though. They like to break the rules which they agree to, then when they get caught doing it, cry foul as if it's someone else who's doing wrong. But it's them. In both cases mentioned, it's them breaking the rules which they've already agreed to follow but think they're special and don't have to. Well, they do.



posted on Aug, 31 2017 @ 09:16 PM
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a reply to: DBCowboy

They didn't really deny service the people paying for the add space don't want it associated.

It's a bit different than purchasing when your the one paying the sub contractor.

But the cake cases are also stupid.



posted on Aug, 31 2017 @ 09:20 PM
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Are you all just angry or drunk or something?

I said that Google did not have an obligation to accommodate the website.

If they want to ban/censor then they can.

Jesus efing Christ!! If you all want to fight, go support free speech at an Antifa rally for gods sake!



posted on Aug, 31 2017 @ 09:23 PM
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a reply to: DBCowboy

I was just pointing out its not even Google.

Dove soap doesn't want to be associated with people who believe intelligence and race are related.

I understand. I wouldn't pay them either.

It's one thing to allow speech and another to pay for it.



posted on Aug, 31 2017 @ 09:24 PM
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a reply to: xuenchen

Their company, their rules. If the website using Googles Adsense is in breach of contract, they would only have 2 options. Stop using Adsense (or getting revenue from it. Which would be pretty much the same outcome) or follow the contract.

I don't see how this is an issue.



posted on Aug, 31 2017 @ 09:28 PM
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a reply to: TerryDon79

It's just more wedge propaganda.



posted on Aug, 31 2017 @ 09:33 PM
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originally posted by: luthier
a reply to: TerryDon79

It's just more wedge propaganda.


I just don't get it. Someone was in breach of contract, Google has asked them to remedy it or there will be repercussions.

It's like people want to argue over nothing because........and that's where I get lost. I can't find the because.



posted on Aug, 31 2017 @ 09:37 PM
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a reply to: TerryDon79

Because it really sucks when you can't play by your own rules.



posted on Aug, 31 2017 @ 09:41 PM
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originally posted by: intrepid
a reply to: TerryDon79

Because it really sucks when you can't play by your own rules.



That's life for ya. We all play by someone else's rules.

It does suck that I can't just walk into a bank and get £1 mil from someone else's account though



posted on Aug, 31 2017 @ 09:42 PM
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a reply to: mOjOm
Oh, I see. So there really is no question at all about censorship.



posted on Aug, 31 2017 @ 09:48 PM
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Aren't there other ways for websites to earn money, instead of having to depend on Google? If Google tried to blackmail ATS, most members would gladly support ATS by paying a monthly membership fee. Enabling ATS to tell Google to go phuck themselves.




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