Friday, September 13, 2019

Google Objects to the Posting of Information on Flaky Journals

According to Google, this blog contains "derogatory or dangerous content":
In the last 24 hours:

  • New violations were detected. As a result, ad serving has been restricted or disabled on pages where these violations of the AdSense Program Policies were found. To resolve the issues, you can either remove the violating content and request a review, or remove the ad code from the violating pages.

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Google Publisher Policy
Google defines "derogatory or dangerous comment" as anything that:
  • Threatens or advocates for physical or mental harm on oneself or others;
  • Harasses, intimidates or bullies an individual or group of individuals;
  • Incites hatred against, promotes discrimination of, or disparages an individual or group on the basis of their race or ethnic origin, religion, disability, age, nationality, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, or other characteristic that is associated with systemic discrimination or marginalization.
Examples include:
  • Threatening someone with real-life harm or calling for the attack of another person
  • Advocating suicide, anorexia, or other self-harm
  • Content that promotes or advocates for harmful health or medical claims or practices
  • Content that singles out someone for abuse or harassment
  • Content promoting, glorifying, or condoning violence against others on the basis of their race or ethnic origin, religion, disability, age, nationality, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, or other characteristic that is associated with systemic discrimination or marginalization
  • Content that encourages others to believe that a person or group is inhuman, inferior, or worthy of being hated on the basis of their race or ethnic origin, religion, disability, age, nationality, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, or other characteristic that is associated with systemic discrimination or marginalization
  • Content promoting hate groups or hate group paraphernalia.
  • Content that suggests a tragic event did not happen, or that victims or their families are actors, or complicit in a cover-up of the event.
  • Content made by or in support of terrorist groups or content that promotes terrorist acts, including recruitment, or that celebrates terrorist attacks.
The page that Google marked as offending this policy is a factual posting on Avid Science.This is the second time Google has objected to postings on flaky academic journals.