Google News Censors Indymedia

Google News has been forced to remove IndyMedia from Google News’ feed of sources, by an email campaign.

I’m in two minds about this — I can see Google News’ point. If an unmoderated feed allows crap like the Protocols of the Elders of Zion to get through, then GN obviously doesn’t want that turning up in their ‘news’ search results. But removing IMC altogether seems suboptimal; I would assume the front page newswire — or at least the features — is a bit more moderated, and therefore trustworthy.

Getting balanced news — and that means lefty IMC along with neocon Fox — is key, and Google News was doing a pretty good job up ’til that point.

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