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Google Threatened Website for Publishing Wrong Writer

Written by Joe Scudder

In a letter, Google threatened to demonetize Liberty Conservative because of an article’s author.

Google threatened the Liberty Conservative website over an article, which they claimed was hateful. That would be bad enough. But, according to one of the website’s managers, the article was not hateful at all. Nothing in it violated Google Adsense policies.

But it was written by James Allsup. Allsup went off on his own eventually, and adopted a more racist philosophy. He was one of the organizers of the Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville. So now Google is trying to make his name disappear from the internet.

PJMedia reports, “Google Issues Ultimatum to Conservative Website: Remove ‘Hateful’ Article or Lose Ad Revenue.

“As stated in our program policies, Google ads may not be placed on pages that contain content that: Threatens or advocates harm on oneself or others; Harasses, intimidates or bullies an individual or group of individuals; Incites hatred against, promotes discrimination of, or disparages an individual or group on the basis of their race or ethnic origin, religion, disability, age, nationality, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, or other characteristic that is associated with systemic discrimination or marginalization,” the email stated.

The email warned The Liberty Conservative that it must either remove ads from that page, or “modify or remove the violating content to meet our AdSense policies.”

“Please be aware that if additional violations are accrued, ad serving may be disabled to the website listed above,” the AdSense email warned. “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.”

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About the author

Joe Scudder

Joe Scudder is the "nom de plume" (or "nom de guerre") of a fifty-ish-year-old writer and stroke survivor. He lives in St Louis with his wife and still-at-home children. He has been a freelance writer and occasional political activist since the early nineties. He describes his politics as Tolkienesque.

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