Google News buries news of Google’s FTC investigation

manual-penalty3Not surprising,  Google News has buried the well linked FTC investigation into Google.

For many long time readers of Yooter,  you’ll know that we have been tracking “awkward” results when there are specific criticism of Google or it’s partners.

Google claims that this is just a computer algorithm, and there is no human intervention.    Sure,  thing, because an FTC investigation into the public  company wouldn’t bat an eyebrow or gain any backlinks to make it relevant.   Right?

Manual actions take place enough at Google to justify a tab on Webmaster tools to inform each webmaster if their results were manually tampered with.   But a glaring story about Google is not manually modified?

Many of us were born at night Google,  just not last night.