I thought I would let everybody know that anybody that’s running Google AdSense and you’re a conservative, you should be really aware of your content.
I received this, this early morning from Google AdSense:
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Date: Apr 29, 2016 5:17 AM
Subject: Google AdSense: Action required to comply with AdSense program policies.
Hello,This is awarning messageto alert you that there is action required to bring your AdSense account into compliance with our AdSense program policies. We’ve provided additional details below, along with the actions to be taken on your part.
Example page where violation occurred:http://thoughtsandrantings.com/2012/11/13/digging-up-atwaters-corpse/
Action required:Please make changes immediately to your site to follow AdSense program policies.
Current account status:Active
HATE/ANTI: While Google believes strongly in the freedom of expression, we also recognize the need to protect the quality of the AdSense network for users, advertisers, and publishers. As such, Google does not allow the monetization of hate speech or any other content that is intended to insult, offend or intimidate an individual or group based on race or ethnic origin, religion, disability, gender, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or veteran status. This includes, but is not limited to content that:
- uses derogatory racial or ethnic slurs to refer to an individual or group
- encourages violence against women or men
- contains racist or homophobic drawings or cartoons.
I guess Google AdSense is now cracking down on content. For the record, the content that was brought into question was a quotation from an old Lee Atwater interview that I blogged about that a liberal publication quoted and apparently the n-word was contained in that interview and their robots saw it and sent me a warning.
I really hate to be forced into deleting content from my blog. but, I could really use the extra money that AdSense brings in. It’s not a lot, but, still it’s some sort of income. so I deleted the posting.
I really hope this doesn’t become an issue with them, because I would hate to have to drop Google AdSense it does generate an income and revenue for this blog and more importantly, me.
I guess Free Speech ain’t what it used to be in this country.