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Government search engine wants you to find websites critical to Kerry 

Searches for "John Kerry" on certain government agency websites (Department of Homeland Security, Department of Health and Human Services) have provided links to Republican websites, that criticise Kerry, as the top results in June 2004. Both Departments pointed the finger at the government's official Web portal,, which maintains their search engines., for its part, blamed the error on a technical glitch....


  • July 15, 2004: Kerry-Bashing durch Regierungs-Suchmaschine,
    Der US-Regierung wird Suchmaschinen-Optimierung der besonderen Art vorgeworfen. Die Suche auf den Seiten verschiedener Ministerien nach dem Begriff "Kerry" soll parteipolitisch motivierte Ergebnisse erbracht haben.

  • July 14, 2004: Wolfe, Elizabeth, Gov't Search Engines Link to Kerry Critics, AP:
    Searching for "Kerry" on the Department of Homeland Security's Web site Tuesday afternoon turned up an unexpected top hit: a Republican attack on the Democratic presidential candidate.


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