Google kills Anonymous AdSense account
How Scientology funded the anti-Scientology movement
Exclusive Google has murdered the AdSense account run by one of the web's most influential anti-Scientology sites.
Yesterday, the search giant cut off all ads served to Enturbulation, a fledgling site dedicated to promoting activism against the Church of Scientology and all its related organizations. This could have something do with the nature of the ads Google was serving. Many of the Google-driven ads funding the anti-Scientology site were paid for by the Church of Scientology.
"While going through our records recently, we found that your AdSense account has posed a significant risk to our AdWords advertisers," read Google's letter to Enturbulation, a kind of home base for the now famous Anonymous movement. "Since keeping your account in our publisher network may financially damage our advertisers in the future, we've decided to disable your account."
Of course, it's not Enturbulation's fault that Google was serving the site pro-Scientology ads. AdSense automatically chooses ads based on a site's content. And like any AdSense advertiser, the Church of Scientology has the power to ban its ads from individual domains.
Google did not respond to our requests for comment. But it should be noted that the company's new AdSense policies say that partner sites may not include "advocacy against any individual, group, or organization."
That said, Google's terms and conditions also prohibit "any action or practice that reflects poorly on Google or otherwise disparages or devalues Google’s reputation or goodwill." And this isn't always enforced. The Register, for instance, is an AdSense user, and it doesn't always champion Google's every move.
It should also be noted that the Church of Scientology wouldn't actually pay for ads posted to Enturbulation unless someone clicked on them. The question is whether the site's users would be interested in doing so. We leave that question to you.
Meanwhile, Enturbulation may lose between $400 and $500 a month in ad revenue.
Google's crackdown on Enturbulation's AdSense account follows similar actions by its YouTube subsidiary. Last month, the world's most popular video site vaporized an account run by Mark Bunker, a well-known TV journalist/anti-Scientology activist.
YouTube said it destroyed Bunker's video channel because he'd already had an account suspended for violations of site policy. But it seems this rule does not apply to the Church of Scientology. ®
My Adsense has been pulled too
up until now i haven't really cared about the whole anonymous/scientology debacle but i'm sick and tired of scientology fucks censoring anything negative about them on the internet.
trying to shutdown alt.religon.scientology(very well documented), closing out critics youtube accounts(very recently) and creating shill accounts on youtube, sending cease and desist letters to wikileaks for posting the alien worshipping bullshit(this month), and now trying to pull the financial plug on an anti-scientology site(this week).
count me in on the next anti-scientology protest....you'll see me there with a sign that says 'go worship your aliens and leave my internets alone'.
Germany does not forget .....but it seems we do sadly
The reason Germany has such hatred for the CoS, Is because in Germany it is a crime to misrepresent any matter pertaining to the holocaust or publish any media that denies the holocaust.
And it is punishable by a custodial sentence as others have found out, and I see this as the most sickening aspect of the Cult of scientology and why we here in Britain allow them to promote this poisonous propaganda is a sad indictment of how low or values have sunk to allow a group like CoS to misrepresent the death of millions by a sad pathetic washed up sci-fi b class lunatic like L. Ron.