Google Blacklisting of my Post about the Influence of Porn on media and why the semantic web cannot work.

Posted 15 Sep 2006 at 03:45 UTC by mdupont Share This

This is a public complaint about google blogsearch blacklisting of a single post of mine in the search results. A mistake in googles autocorrection feature must have been so embarassing for them, so they dont want you to see my post that contains it. This incident is indicative of googles power in controlling what input is allowed into peoples minds. Anything that is unpleasant for them can be made to just go away for millions of users. Anyone can be hit and you have no recourse, it was only by accident that I found out at all.

The forbidden post argues that the semantic web seen as a web of pure logic and truth is not viable on the marketplace seen as a Media. If we view google as a Media, we must see that a large percentage of their advertising money comes from the internet porn industry. And as a friend once explained to me, that for a media to be successful, it has to support porn and that all successful medias do.

So, selling sex is a large factor in its success of any media. We can even go as far to consider that it is possible that they are influenced and guided by the needs of internet porn industry when think about it long enough.

Now, lets get back to the blacklisting, All of the content and the links to it are deleted from google Blog search. On google proper it to be found but the article seems to be cut off from related content and they find less hits on it. But the post is still valid and was quoted by other people.

Searching the blog search on content "Why the semantic web cannot work" returns nothing, not even the references to my post on other foreign blogs.

The blogger search tool (also from google) does however and returns 3 hits including one reference to me. Now, yahoo does much better! and Msn Even finds a related post.

The post was good enough to make the quote of the day from Danny Ayers |

Langemarks Cafe at 08:55 QOTD : pants The reason why the semantic web cannot work is that it cannot be used to trick people into looking at pay porn sites. - Mike Dupont

It seems to me that given the locality of this blacklisting, google does not have an integrated model of content between all it search tools. They need to manage thier blacklisting better and integrate it into all system, or at least undo mine.

Thanks for listening and hope to hear from you,


are you the one who stealed my kingdom, posted 15 Sep 2006 at 06:53 UTC by badvogato » (Master)

if so, give it back!

Hey hey hey! Wait a minute..., posted 15 Sep 2006 at 08:54 UTC by bi » (Master)

...before attributing your lack of googlejuice to some Big Evil Cabal, you may want to look for some benign explanations.

Such as the fact that many blog engines now add rel=nofollow to HTML links from blog commenters -- if you've been promoting the article of yours through blog-whoring, this'll definitely hit you very badly.

NO whoring!, posted 15 Sep 2006 at 17:35 UTC by mdupont » (Master)

Hi, bi.

No, I have not been whoring at all. I did post it to the irc scratchpad, like manytime before, never been a problem there. I did not even link to my blog from any other blog.

Really, this is not my fault this time.


where's the post?, posted 19 Sep 2006 at 12:04 UTC by phr » (Journeyer)

So regardless of the possible blacklisting, where is this post? I'd like to read it.

It's there now., posted 20 Sep 2006 at 15:45 UTC by mbrubeck » (Journeyer)

It's appearing in the search results now. Sometimes a page just takes a really long time to show up in the index, for no apparent reason.

I think you a to paranoid here..., posted 2 Nov 2006 at 21:26 UTC by eckes » (Master)


If you ask me, you are a bit to paranoid: google reindexing takes sometimes longer, sometimes faster. It depends on which datacenter your search is executed. Also it might be, that google is actually filtering your post based on the keywords in it (which is a thing which needs to be complained about, but in another more neutral fashion).

There are so much problems/errors which can keep your post from showing up, that the possibility that somebody at google is censoring your one (and not so important) post is below 0.1%.

BTW: I one had a posting hidden by Google which contained the word Gay, and I opened a support ticket and they resolved the issue.


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