oh, and Google is colluding with Disney
If I was furious and bemused about Disney thinking it could cow me into meek compliance by refusing to allow me early access to Up, then I’m simply flabbergasted by what I discovered in the course of preparing the previous post:
Google doesn’t want you to know that Disney didn’t want me to see Race to Witch Mountain, which is at the root of my current Up blacklisting.
I used the Search function here at FlickFilosopher.com -- which is powered by Google -- to find the URL for my “Disney doesn't want me to see ‘Race to Witch Mountain’” post, so I could link to it in that previous post. I got no returns. And I thought: Well, that’s weird. So I went to Google’s homepage and searched on the URL for that post (which I’d subsequently found through other means).
That URL, for your reference:
But on Google? Nothing. It doesn’t exist.
The only explanation for that is that Disney asked Google to remove my post from its results, and Google complied.
Is Google a search engine that covers the whole Web, or a search engine that only covers the Web that its corporate overlords want it to cover?
Well, look at fuckin’ this:
Google to Provide Web Search and Targeted Sponsored Links to Walt Disney Internet Group Web Properties - Disney.com, FamilyFun.com, Go.com and Movies.com
If you’re looking for anything critical of Disney, don’t use Google.
Looks like I'll be looking for someone else to power the Search function here at FlickFilosopher.com.
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