And Now, Your Daily Dose Of Santorum: Google Sneaks Links Out The Backdoor

First, there was Santorum the man. Then came Santorum, the butt juice. Finally, Urban Dictionary’s rather more explicit take on the poop and lube mixer. Number Two took first place on the Google search list, was recently ousted by Number Three, and then — wha happened? — they both disappeared from the top slot altogether. As of this morning, Santorum is officially a man again. That’s disgusting. Why? ‘Cause, contrary to their promises not to “‘remove content from our search results, except in very limited cases such as illegal content and violations of our webmaster guidelines’” via Politico.com, it appears that Google has done just that. The Daily What reports:

It seems Google has been working behind the scenes to implement new SafeSearch features that are left on even when you’ve turned SafeSearch off. One of these features prevents ‘adult’ results from showing up when Google has deemed them irrelevant to the search.

In other words, if you’ve searched ‘Santorum,’ Google ‘assumes’ you’re not looking for frothy fecaled lube, but for the presidential candidate.”

Weirdly, if you Google Santorum right now, you might see Spreading Santorum‘s Urban equivalent back on top. Looks like search results are tailored to how often you click on certain sites. So if you prefer your Santorum slimy and anal, well, what you see is what you’ll get.

For a super detailed analysis of the scandal with before-and-after screen shots, go here.

  • thegreengrass

    Oh Google.

  • Snake

    Is this “news”? No coverage of Philly-celebity couple the Fattahs?