Google Search for 'Murder' Turns Up Abortion Entry

Anti-choice pranksters manipulate the results
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 25, 2011 10:52 AM CST
Google Search for 'Murder' Turns Up Abortion Entry
A screen shot of the search for the word "murder."   (Google)

Some tech-savvy opponents of abortion have manipulated Google's search results to send a message. As of this morning, the search for the word "murder" turns up the Wikipedia entry for abortion in the No. 2 slot, notes Jezebel. No word from Google yet, which has been working to make these so-called Google bombs harder to pull off.

Jezebel's Anna North says enough already: "Google-bombing is also a pretty antisocial tactic, as advocacy goes—it makes search engines less useful and real information harder to access," she writes. Click for another recent example, this time by a girlfriend going after her ex. (More abortion stories.)

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