Is Google trying to subvert the Green Party?
October 25, 2009 in National Greens
**EDITORS NOTE This story is updated here. In short, the Green Party national website, gp.org, was hacked. Google removed the site from their search results because of hidden links at the site put there by unauthorized people. According to software engineers at Google, the same person or people did this to quite a few sites. The gp.org website is no longer hacked.**
A search using the Google search engine for the terms
does not generate any links to the Green Party of the United States webpage. None at all.
With the elections only days away, this presents a real problem for Green Party candidates. A voter searching for their local or state Green Party or Green Party candidates will not find any links to the national party if they use any of these search word strings.
A phone call to Google’s Mountain View offices sent me into voice mail hell, so I sent a fax to their number. Their fax number is 1 650-253-0001
They also have offices across the nation. To find one close to you, please visit this link.
Bing and Yahoo! still place gp.org at the top of their search results, but gp.org is not to be found anywhere in Google’s results.
If you are a Google investor, please use your contacts in investor relations to find out what has happened here.