Google Kills Enturbulation.Org’s AdSense Account

Google has killed leading Anti-Scientology activism website Enburbulation.Org’s AdSense account.

“While going through our records recently, we found that your AdSense account has posed a significant risk to our AdWords advertisers,” read Google’s letter to Enturbulation, a kind of home base for the now famous Anonymous movement. “Since keeping your account in our publisher network may financially damage our advertisers in the future, we’ve decided to disable your account.”

Of course, it’s not Enturbulation’s fault that Google was serving the site pro-Scientology ads. AdSense automatically chooses ads based on a site’s content. And like any AdSense advertiser, the Church of Scientology has the power to ban its ads from individual domains.

Well, Google is a business, not a contender in a morality contest, I guess…

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4 Responses to “Google Kills Enturbulation.Org’s AdSense Account”
  1. So much for the Google motto, I suppose.

  2. JerseyGuy says:

    These kinds of comments give rise to many thoughts in me….about why there’s no moral outrage over the Iraq war… about how good German citizens could let the Holocaust happen… etc. etc. etc.

    In the act of Google’s putting money (from Scientology as an advertiser) before morality (if the web and Google had existed in 1940, would Google also pull ads from an anti-Nazi site?) why would so many here just say “oh well, that’s business”?

    I’m greatly troubled that people who went to so much trouble to create and contribute to this blog would simply accept Google’s position with such resignation.

    As the enturb site says, “The Scientology Organization… [wants] to brainwash & control every facet of an individuals life. This needs to change. The best way to bring about change is to act.”

    It’s clear that Google will place the needs of an immoral advertiser over a group who wants to expose that same advertiser.

    Where is the moral outrage?

  3. themicrocosm says:

    Google’s power is dangerously virulent. I love it…

  4. John Johnson says:

    If enturbulation.org is in the dustbin for any reason whatsoever, we move on to the next node of the anonymous network, word spreads, and we congregate elsewhere on the web. So what?

    Scientology has it’s dirty laundry out in the rain for all to see, or, er, smell. Even Google can’t stop Anonymous.

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