GOOGLE PROFITING FROM ISLAMIC TERRORIST VIDEOS – It is confirmed that Google does profit from Islamic Terrorist videos as vast amounts of advertising appear on the most vile Islamic hate videos on YouTube.
Full Story: daily mail
Do you think advertisers should pull all their Google Ads until Google removes such vile propaganda? Have your say… leave your comments below.
There are literally hundreds of thousands of terrorist related propaganda videos on YouTube and yesterday Google, YouTube’s owners, refused to remove video despite a Government call to have them removed.
In an interview with Erich Schmidt, Google’s CEO, he stated that the videos could in fact help authorities identify Islamic terrorist by tracking where the videos originated. The truth of the matter is clear – Google makes vast profits from these videos and it is not about to pull anything, despite the fact that the material contravenes Google’s terms and conditions, because of the vast profits to be made from the advertisements they are able to display across these videos.
“Our community guidelines prohibit such content and our review teams respond to flagged videos around the clock, routinely removing videos that contain hate speech or incitement to commit violent acts. We also have stringent guidelines regarding advertising on the site, and we may choose to stop placing ads against any video or channel if we determine that the content is not appropriate for our advertising partners.” YouTube spokesman
Note carefully that YouTube states that it ‘may’ choose to stop placing advertisements. Of all the violent and hate filled Islamic terrorist videos I researched not ONE was displayed without any advertising; which simply confirms the fact that Google is more than happy to support terrorism and profit from it.
Note carefully the companies featured on terrorist videos uploaded to YouTube and you might be more than a little shocked. The image above clearly shows ‘Vodafone’ and during my research there were lots of other high profile companies being featured across these videos including Apple inc.
In all fairness to the brands that appear on YouTube videos these have almost no say as to where and when their advertisements will be placed. YouTube uses Google’s own AdWords system which is driven by viewers browsing habits rather than being deliberately placed on any particular item of content.
In the MailOnline article, the Mail did contact a number of these companies for their views and understandably they were more than a little shocked by the revelation. No company wants to be associated with anything so vile. Vodafone was grateful to MailOnline for bringing the situation to their attention and have indicated that they will take action.
It is incredible to think that Google’s own informal motto is ‘Don’t be evil’ and yet its incessant greed and pursuit in controlling everything on the web is exactly the opposite and despite vast profits there appears no end to its level of immoral greed.
Google will continue to defend its position saying that removing such content would violate freedom of speech and expression. While both are held as being hallowed for a democratic society to exist there are still rules of law that prevent such material being displayed; and for good reason.
Google obviously doesn’t care and will continue to display these videos in order to boost its profits regardless of what Government or the public want.
Making money from a commercial activity, in my book, is perfectly acceptable but there is a line that should never be crossed and that is the line of ‘moral conduct’. It may not be law and it may be naïve to suggest that companies should act with moral integrity, however Google is having none of it and will sacrifice anything in order to generate vast profits annual – even if that means promoting material that eventually leads to the murder of innocent people.
I for one hope that the likes of Vodafone will pull all the advertising budget from Google until such a time where Google is forced to comply and ensure such material can never appear on its services.