Semrush, LLMs (or “AIs”), and Google: a three-headed misinformation hydra?

It turns out that Semrush is likely responsible for the misinformation regarding my name. When Shahid Jafar first encountered the fake topic of a new Google algorithm named for me—and apparently created by me—he mentioned he had seen 8,000 references to it. I couldn’t, but it turns out—thanks to another blog post that has incorporated […]

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Google libels, and gets away with it

This isn’t a dig at Red Points or Hearst this time, since I received an apology and they did what they said: the DMCA claim notices were withdrawn and they have revised their systems. If anything, Hearst SL wound up quite cordial, as their New York office has tended to be in my dealings with […]

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Saddened to see colleagues lose their jobs as we bid, ‘Auf wiedersehen, Heinrich Bauer Verlag’

I am privy to some of the inner workings at Bauer Media through friends and colleagues, but I didn’t expect them to shut up shop in New Zealand, effective April 2.    Depending on your politics, you’re in one of two camps.    TV3, itself part of a foreign company who has made serious cutbacks […]

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People are waking up to Wikipedia’s abuses

Tristan Schmurr/Creative Commons Welcome to another of my “I told you they were dodgy” posts. This time, it’s not about Facebook or Google (which, finally, are receiving the coverage that should have been metered out years ago), but Wikipedia.    The latest is on a Wikipedia editor called ‘Philip Cross’, a story which Craig Murray […]

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Google continues to blacklist innocent site, seven months after its owners cleaned it

Seven months after Google blacklisted our websites over false allegations of malware, I can say that the traffic to some has not recovered. And to prove that Google continues to publish libel based on its highly dubious systems, here are two screen shots from my browser tonight, which I saw when trying to access bjskosherbaskets.com, […]

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Social Media Today on Google’s malware detection: ‘how is their warning not libelous?’

I found Carla Schroder’s blog post about Social Media Today’s battle with Google’s less-than-stellar malware detector last week, and happened on it again today.    The title says it all: ‘Google—We Don’t Care, We Don’t Have to’.    As with the cases I had followed (such as this one), Carla noted that their sites were […]

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The answer’s no: Google’s still in a dream world

That was an interesting experiment. Although Lucire Men is still clear (for now), Google decided it would play silly buggers a few hours after we put our (clean) ad server code back on Autocade:        But why? Here’s what Google says:     which means: we can’t find anything wrong with this site […]

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Google: nothing was wrong since April 6, so the planet just imagined those last six days

Here’s Google’s Webmaster Tools this morning. Apparently, now it says there has been nothing wrong at the Lucire website since April 6. Which is what we’ve been saying for six days. Gee, we all must have imagined those attack warnings for the last six days. Google’s record now shows they never happened. As it’s Google, […]

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Of course Google’s Chrome blocks this site, too, over false accusations

This is from my good friend Alexandru Dutulescu. Where I come from, this is libellous, since it is, well, a load of bollocks. In the delusions of Googleland, presumably, this is an innocent computer error. I can’t believe how often Google gets away with this stuff just by fooling people and telling them their motto […]

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