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Sunday, November 07, 2004
Google: see no evil...  
Following on from the revelations that Google was censoring search results within China comes another disappointing piece of news: Google Image search is censoring pictures of Abu Gharib, reports a poster on .

I saw this on Metafilter, where posters have pointed out that Abu Gharib related results are turning up fine on Altavista and Yahoo.

We should, of course, all know not to trust one search engine or information source. But when the other engines are returning relevant results this is a little disturbing.

OK, as I was typing this, a few other MeFi posters pointed out that it could be a failure to keep current when indexing the net, rather than a deliberate act of censorship. Still not good for Google, though.