Google appears to have eliminated the foreign country news page links from the bottom of the Google News page. World War 4 Report depends on these links intimately for our work. How are we supposed to access those pages now? How are we supposed to do a search for Mexican, Colombian, Pakistani, etc. news sources? Who’s brilliant idea was this? Why can’t anyone just leave well enough alone? Haven’t they ever heard “If ain’t broke, don’t fix it”? Or is it some conspiracy to limit bloggers and researchers to the dumbed-down American media?
And when we tried to get support on the phone, we were basically told they could not take the complaint over the phone, and when we asked to speak to the operator’s supervisor, she flat out refused, saying it violated company policy! “Don’t Be Evil”?!?! We think we’ve come up with a better corporate slogan for Google:
We Don’t Care. We Don’t Have To Care. We’re Google.
See our last post on the politics of cyberspace.