How Google tried to censor this website

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This is utterly unbelievable, Orwellian. Google’s slogan is “Don’t be Evil”. But in the email below you can see that they are being very evil indeed, trying to force me to follow the Zionist party line. They want to censor my criticism of the Talmud and have withdrawn my advertising income unless I do what they say. This is utterly disgusting and gives you an idea just how much power these tech giants have and how much they abuse it. Throwing their considerable weight around to promote their political view. A point I made in an earlier article (click here to open).

In their email Google say that they ” believe strongly in the freedom of expression”. But this is a self evident lie.

They say their censorship is because of “violent content”. But this is utterly subjective and would rule out every news website. If you go and look at the article (click here to see it) you will see that it contains nothing untoward. If it is violent then it is because the Talmud is violent!

They also want to censor my anti Zionism throughout the whole Bruce on Politics blog; “be aware that the URL above is just an example and that the same violations may exist on other pages of this website”. This really is utterly execrable behaviour. Google are, self evidently, the enemy of our freedom of speech and thus of our basic human rights.

Here is the email:

Google AdSense: Action required to comply with AdSense program policies.

Hello,This is a warning message to alert you that there is action required to bring your AdSense account into compliance with our AdSense program policies. We’ve provided additional details below, along with the actions to be taken on your part.

Affected website: bruceonpolitics.com

Example page where violation occurred: http://www.bruceonpolitics.com/2014/09/18/is-the-talmud-the-most-evil-book-on-earth/

Action required: Please make changes immediately to your site to follow AdSense program policies.

Current account status: Active

Violation explanation

Google does not allow the monetization of content that may be sensitive, tragic, or hurtful. While we believe strongly in the freedom of expression and offer broad access to content across the Web without censoring search results, we reserve the right to exercise discretion when reviewing sites and determining whether or not we are able to provide a positive user experience delivering contextually targeted ads to a site with this type of content.

For more information, please review Google’s program policies.

Why was this action taken against my account:

As stated in our program policies, AdSense publishers are not permitted to place Google ads on pages with violent content. This includes sites with content related to:

  • Breaking bones
  • Getting hit by trains or cars
  • People receiving serious injuries
  • News about freak or tragic accidents

What resources do I have to keep my account safe:

How to resolve:

  • If you received a notification in regard to page content, we request that you immediately remove Google ads from the violating pages. If you are unable to, or unsure of how to remove the ads from these pages, or would like to continue monetizing the page with Google ads, please modify or remove the violating content to meet our AdSense policies.
  • If you received a notification in regards to the way ads are implemented on your site, please make the necessary changes to your implementation.

You do not need to contact us if you make changes. Please be aware that if additional violations are accrued, ad serving may be disabled to the website listed above. You should immediately take time to review your pages with Google ads to ensure that they comply with our policies.

Additionally, please be aware that the URL above is just an example and that the same violations may exist on other pages of this website or other sites that you own. To reduce the likelihood of future warnings from us, we suggest that you review all your sites for compliance. Here are some useful resources you might be interested in.

For more information regarding our policy warning notifications, visit our Help Center.

We thank you in advance for your cooperation.

Sincerely,

The Google AdSense Team

 

 

 

4 Comments


  1. If you hadn’t noticed your website is still up. You can still spout your nonsense, as is your right. However, Google have the right not to associate with it and as such not pay you advertising income.

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  2. In the same way you have a right to freedom of expression, do not Google have a right to limit their advertising service to places where they feel comfortable? As I understand it, they are not restricting your access to the internet, but considering withdrawing their advertising service?

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  3. Lol, just stop monetizing the page. They’re your client, if you don’t like the terms they do business on don’t do business with them.

    This isn’t censorship and they only have weigh to throw around because you want money from them.

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  4. Let’s face it Bruce google wouldn’t give two hoots if you left them would they?

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