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Google Clears "Abortion" As An AdWord

By - September 21, 2008

Google settled a suit in the UK around the issue of whether or not religious groups can buy the keyword “abortion.” Long story short: They now can (via NYT).

Expect a lot more of this kind of thing going forward. Google has the responsibility of being an arbiter of who can declare what online, and that responsibility will only increase.

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2 thoughts on “Google Clears "Abortion" As An AdWord

  1. Tim Street says:


    If you step back from this and think about, “Do No Evil.” it makes Google God.

  2. nmw says:

    What seems strange here that it appears that when Google allows an ad to run some people seem to think that that fact is newsworthy — I find that almost as exciting as when I found out the reason why the chickens crossed the road.