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[Fox] BP Manipulating Search Results on Google, Critics Accuse

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Scoundrels.

http://www.foxnews.com/scitech/2010/...gle-oil-spill/
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If sponsored Google links are the place anyone turns to for current news, I feel sorry for them. The truth is plastered everywhere.

It's a bit unethical but doesn't change much as far as I can tell.
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A sponsored link to their website with their information on it, so people can find the correct contact details/forms etc.

I'm not sure what's unethical about it.

Only online news outlets should complain about being 'bumped down' since, last time I checked, the murdoch-news corp didn't want Google 'stealing' their news anyway.

That's like Toyota buying up the search-term 'Prius' because it's in the news. Is that disingenuous? even if the link takes you to their website listing their affected models and how to check/report yours?
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Let's get this straight. Fox is not news. they are entertainment media. they admit it themselves.
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In before ad hominem against Fox News... oh wait.

Actually read the article and take it for what it's worth, people.
    
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Let's get this straight. Fox is not news. they are entertainment media. they admit it themselves.
They article didn't seem like entertainment, while I agree with where you are coming from it's really not germane to the subject at hand is it?

BP has no idea what they are in for. It's only going to get worse in the coast. Enjoy the internet age, BP, something Exxon didn't have to deal with.
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Good for BP. They need to do this, seriously. And at the very worst, they're a massive corporation. What do people expect from them?

This isn't "manipulating" search results. It's providing a single link to their website to address a problem that many people are concerned about.

And yeah, Fox News. Taken with many grains of salt.
    
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Oh dear, they are buying advertising space.
    
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They are paying to have sponsored links. That isn't new, and all the other ones still show up. Not to mention, the links are clearly identified as sponsored. I don't see a problem here.
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According to CNN BP bought the rights on both Google and Yahoo.
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