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Google Hates 'Revolution'?!

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posted on Apr, 2 2010 @ 06:55 PM
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Yo, ATS. Censorship alert:

My buddy is trying to start an adwords campaign on Google for his Ebay store.

So he makes some banner ads.

They have a stylized stars-and-stripes design.

They say, 'JOIN THE REVOLUTION'.

Which ties in with his patriotic theme of revolutionary ultra-high-mpg motorcycles.

Google rejects the ads, based on the word 'Revolution', claiming it refers to a veterinary prescription drug.

BS.

Google hates the word REVOLUTION. As in 128 miles-per-gallon Revolution. Nothing about prescriptions on his site.

He's thinking about calling his bikes 'milk-toasty' now instead of REVOLUTIONARY, just to get Goo to stop shaking in their panties and allow his ads to run.

This is Big Brother corporate censorship AT ITS WORST and its happening to MILLIONS of small business owners.

Do you think REVOLUTION is a no-no word?

Should Goo support FREE SPEECH?


[edit on 2-4-2010 by Chakotay]




posted on Apr, 2 2010 @ 07:41 PM
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That's pretty stupid of Google.

The Revolution will not be televised.

Or maybe we need to make it so it is.

This is especially stupid, considering its for a motorcycle.

Shame

EDIT:
Google.com : "Google Censorship in America"

[edit on 2/4/10 by ghostsoldier]



posted on Apr, 2 2010 @ 07:49 PM
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Yup. Thanks for the star & flag. Goo is buying up all the banner ad companies now. Click-x-Change is gone. Now, monopoly isn't such a bad idea... except that all advertising on the net will be forthwith be Censored by Goo. Because Goo is not Gov't, we can't sue for freedom of speech.

And Goo obviously has an agenda, which precludes using the word Revolutionary.

If you believe in FREEDOM of SPEECH and you have some money, start up a banner ad outfit before Goo shuts down the Net.

I can imagine if my bud was selling some radical idea- but this is just motorcycles and dresses...

What do you think? Do we have the right to call a new product revolutionary? To ask people to join the High Mileage Revolution?

Chak Out



posted on Apr, 5 2010 @ 06:25 PM
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Since we posted this thread on ATS, Goo has reconsidered.

My friend got his ads approved by caving in and using the neologism 'R-Evolution'. It seems Join The R-Evolution is OK, but Join The Revolution is not PC for Goo.

Then, Goo pulled out the mudhose. Goo labeled his site Approved (non-family).

This means, not shown with Safesearch On.

Why? Because in the clothing department, there's a chick in stars-and-stripes Bikini swimsuit. No, no, naughty naughty Mr. Patriotic American. No blanket approval (pun intended) for you, Mr. Almost Porn store seller.

My friend has vowed to fire Goo, forthwith and ASAP.

Suggestions for other ad sites?

Thanks.

Chak out



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