Google Flagged Archaeological Site’s Historical Pics as ‘Inappropriate’

Breitbart | 2/19/2019 | Staff
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Google reportedly flagged 100 pages of archaeological site Ancient Origins as “inappropriate content” due to “images of mummified bodies, nude statues, and ancient battle scenes.”

According to the Times of London, Google flagged the pages because of the images, which led to Ancient Origins being unable to host advertisements on the pages to make money.

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“Ancient Origins said that it had changed images in more than 60 articles but refused to remove photographs of mummies because they were an essential part of ancient history that should not be censored,” the Times reported. “Among these were photographs of Cashel Man and Clonycavan Man, both well-preserved bodies found in bogs.”

According to an Ancient Origins blog post on the incident, a portion of the Google “inappropriate content” policy sent to the site by the Silicon Valley giant lists ““Content containing gruesome, graphic or disgusting accounts or imagery (e.g., blood, guts, gore, sexual fluids, human or animal waste, crime scene or accident photos)” as content the Masters of the Universe feel must be excluded from its advertising system.

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The blog post points out a slight problem with Google’s application of the policy:

Sounds reasonable right?

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But…. ‘human waste’ includes images of skeletons and mummies, including the world-famous Otzi the Iceman, Tutankhamun, Ramesses II and Juanita,...
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