Sign up for weekly recaps of the ever-changing search marketing landscape.
Islam Is … Blocked By ‘Bug’ In Google Suggest
Google says it’s working to fix a bug in Google Suggest that is blocking search suggestions related to Islam. As The Next Web has reported, typing Islam is into Google shows no terms from Google Suggest.
But replace Islam with a number of other major religions — such as Christianity, Judaism, Hinduism, etc. — and Google Suggest shows a variety of terms, including many negative ones like … is a lie, is false, is a cult, etc. The discrepancy between how these religions are portrayed and the lack of suggested terms for Islam is led some to accuse Google of favoritism.
Not so, Google says. A spokesperson tells us: “This is a bug and we’re working to fix it as quickly as we can.”