Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 12th Apr 2013 18:44 UTC
Google "Beneath the sheen of do-gooder ideology, FairSearch can be most charitably described as a Google watchdog. It seeks to fan the flames of disapproval where they've started organically, originate them where they haven't, and generally disseminate negativity toward the Google brand. Think of it as a PR firm working to destroy rather than create goodwill." To make matters worse, FairSearch' work isn't even very good.
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RE: Mixed feelings about this
by BluenoseJake on Fri 12th Apr 2013 22:42 UTC in reply to "Mixed feelings about this"
BluenoseJake
Member since:
2005-08-11

It's kind of like having a pedophile as part of a coalition to fight child sex abuse.


No, I don't think it's like that at all.

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indieinvader Member since:
2009-08-11

How is it not? Its a practical monopoly speaking out against a practical monopoly.

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Soulbender Member since:
2005-08-18

While the analogy is rather tasteless it's still pretty spot on.

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gan17 Member since:
2008-06-03

It is, kind of.

To me, it's more like those "neutral" political pressure groups or NGOs, who really are just secretly funded lackeys/proxies for some politician who wants to badmouth his opposition.

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