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LA Times Loses It Over Google

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Editorialists at the Los Angeles Times compared Google to Osama bin Laden and lamented a change at Google News that will let news participants comment on the stories that involve them.

LA Times Loses It Over Google
LA Times Loses It Over Google

The Times’ ire stems from a new feature added to Google News. Google allows relevant people and organizations to place unedited comments with stories appearing in Google News listings, once the identities of those commenters have been vetted.

The Times completely lost it over this:

But Google now is doing yet another thing that’s bound to get under journalists’ skin. This month, it announced plans to let people and organizations comment on the stories written about them. For example, if The Times ran another expos

LA Times Loses It Over Google
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  • TThor

    While the commenting feature may indeed be quite useful is it right for Google to use content generated and paid for by others any way it sees fit? It’s one thing to generate search results (which ultimately send users to the individual sites and help Google build its search, advertising and portal business). It’s quite another to use that content to create whole new products and services; services that rip off the content from others and move the center of gravity away from the content providers and undercut their content business.

    While some may be excited to take down big media a notch and for the potential for new checks on the power of the media, there are broader implications and risks over the medium and long term. And questions of fairness and property and copyright as well.

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    from china ,the same discuss???????????????????????Google news??????????????????????????????????????????????IwfWcf??????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????
    http://www.caozenghui.cn/?p=210

  • Ana

    How dare those people we (LA Timea) smear respond in their defense! and how can evil Google give them a forum!!
    The L.A. Times reaction and attitude does not surprise me given their lack of ethics
    and professionalism. What can you expect from a leftist publication? Arrogance, among many other nasty traits. Did you read about the New York Times illegaly
    “editing” facts in Wikipedia to further their leftist agenda?

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