Originally Posted by AntiTalent
I'm not sure what's unethical about it.
Perhaps unethical is the wrong word, but the point that some I believe are trying to make is that it can be misleading to the internet search laymen.
Whenever you type "oil spill" into Google, the first link takes you to a BP hosted page that may be confused unbiased news. The first thing you read on the page is:
BP to Donate Net Revenue from MC252 Well Leak to Protect and Rehabilitate Wildlife in Gulf States. As part of its commitment to restore the environment and habitats in the Gulf Coast region, BP today announced that it will donate the net revenue from oil recovered from the MC252 spill to create a new wildlife fund to create, restore, improve and protect wildlife habitat along the coastline of Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, and Florida. The creation of this fund is over and above BP's obligations under the Oil Pollution Act of 1990.
They're constantly talking about themself in the third person as if coming from a third party news source.
I'm not saying I have a problem with it or that it is a problem at all. I'm just saying I can see where some people who aren't very savvy may interpret it wrongly. Actual current news is much more detrimental than anything on that site.