Climategate: Googlegate?

What is going on at Google?

I only ask because last night when I typed “Global Warming” into Google News the top item was Christopher Booker’s superb analysis of the Climategate scandal.

It’s still the most-read article of the Telegraph’s entire online operation – 430 comments and counting – yet mysteriously when you try the same search now it doesn’t even feature. Instead, the top-featured item is a blogger pushing Al Gore’s AGW agenda. Perhaps there’s nothing sinister in this. Perhaps some Google-savvy reader can enlighten me…..

UPDATE: Richard North has some interesting thoughts on this. He too suspects some sort of skullduggery

Related posts:

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  2. Climategate: What would the Gipper do?
  3. Gore fakes ‘proof’ of Man Made Global Warming shock
  4. Climategate: Al Gore spews the usual nonsense but this time no one believes him

5 Responses to “Climategate: Googlegate?”

  1. Rob R says:December 2, 2009 at 7:56 pmMy understanding is entities can pay google to have their Web sites apear closer to the top of the search. This has always been the case with search engine companies so I doubt it’s as sinister as it sounds.
  2. Silas says:December 3, 2009 at 12:26 amWould anyone really be surprised if Google was censoring the news? They already do it to folks in China.After all:

    Sergey Brin, Russian Born to Russian Jewish parents.
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  3. Mike Smith says:December 3, 2009 at 12:40 pmIs it possible that some 3rd party or a bunch of 3rd parties are using the google tools where you can buy search words or SEO to prevent climategate results from showing up?
  4. bowmanthebard says:December 5, 2009 at 12:01 pmIf you try typing the word ‘climategate’ into Goole, you will find that it doesn’t autocomplete — even though it has already received well over 30 million hits.So Google is certainly “rigged”.
  5. Westwell says:January 18, 2010 at 1:55 amHere is the scoop.Financial Post
    Lawrence Solomon: Better off with Bing
    Google is censoring Climategate and Googlegate.

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