GoogleScoop

Not too long ago, Google Image search took an embarrassing hit for not having Abu Ghraib images. But Google has now played a central role in uncovering even more images of military abuse. Boing Boing has the full story. Net net: an AP reporter stumbled across these images on…

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Not too long ago, Google Image search took an embarrassing hit for not having Abu Ghraib images. But Google has now played a central role in uncovering even more images of military abuse. Boing Boing has the full story. Net net: an AP reporter stumbled across these images on a photo sharing site. One would think after Abu Ghraib, taking picture of yourself lording over prisoners would be pretty much verboten. Uploading them to a photosharing site? Beyond stupid.

Author: John Battelle

A founder of NewCo (current CEO), sovrn (Chair), Federated Media, Web 2 Summit, The Industry Standard, Wired. Author, investor, board member (Acxiom, Sovrn, NewCo), bike rider, yoga practitioner.

5 thoughts on “GoogleScoop”

  1. No, my views on the actual abuse would turn this into a political discussion, which certainly drives pageviews, but has very little to do with search. Suffice to say, regardless of your politics, it’s pretty dumb to do what these soldiers did, given Abu Ghraib.

  2. Cynical-guy– widespread abuse is what Saddam was all about. Our guys for the most part were humiliating prisoners to brake them down for interrogation. JB is correct that uploading them was dumb. Too many naive persons with naive impressions of their efforts get to chime in.

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