Google Bomber Faces Presidential Pole

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In the States, we can – and do – call the President whatever we want. And though a physical bomb threat against him will earn you a visit by some gentlemen you’d rather not tangle with, Google bombs targeting him as a "miserable failure" would be just another freedom of speech. In Poland, though, Google bombing the President can get you into trouble.

The benefit of being an Eastern European blogger like Philipp Lenssen is that you’re likely to know somebody that can translate Polish, should the need arise. The online Polish translators out there might as well be Vogon poetry generators.

According to Lenssen’s personal translator Ludwik Trammer, a 23-year-old programmer tested some Google-bombing software (he called it "website positioning" software) and made it so that a search on Google for "kutas," or "penis," returned the official website for Polish president Lech Kaczynski.

After officials traced the IP address back to the programmer, he faces up to three years in prison for insulting the president. Though making light of the Presidential Pole in such a manner may have landed him in pokey, software such as the one described is sure to make him rich and famous – at least until Google finds an answer for it.   

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