February 26, 2007:
Google remove Killbattyman, a blog that incite the killing of Jamaican gays and lesbians(Jamaica)
Google has confirmed that they removed a homophobic blog from their blogger.com service because it was in breach of their terms and conditions. The company defended their decision last week not to remove the offending webpage. The blog, called killbattyman, featured numerous highly offensive images and comments about LGBT people and called for them all to be executed. The latest post featured a doctored image of Peter Tatchell holding a placard with a sexually explicit picture of a child on it. It is thought that this image of a child is the reason that Google decided to take the blog offline.
“We will act to remove blogs which are in clear breach of our terms and conditions,” Rachel Whetstone, director of corporate communications for Google Europe, told PinkNews.co.uk She declined to say which condition had been breached. “We removed the blog today as quickly as we could,” she said. Peter Tatchell, who was one of the people vilified on the site, welcomed the decision. “Thanks to PinkNews.co.uk and everyone else who lobbied Google to remove this murderous website,” he said. “It is good that Google has heard our concerns but bad that it took them so long to respond. “If this website had been advocating the killing of black or Jewish people, I am certain that Google would have taken a much tougher stand and removed it much sooner. “This is not a free speech issue.
Free speech does not include the right to incite the killing of other human beings. ” MORE ON THE LINK >>>> (PinkNews No.5).