Thursday, 20 December 2007

Email from Peter about Google and Shark Finning: Shark Fin Ads on Google

Just recieved this from the Coral list email, quite encouraging that Google's "Don't be evil" extends to the oceans of our world as well.



From: Pete Faulkner
Sent: Thursday, December 13, 2007 9:53 PM
Subject: [Coral-List] Shark Fin Ads on Google

Dear Listers

Following on from my post some time ago regarding Google Adwords for a shark fin supplier....

Having had numerous email conversations with Google (not an easy task in itself!) I have finally had a response from them suggesting that the posting of advertising for shark fins violates their advertising standards. We can therefore expect the removal of the offending advertisement in the near future.

I know that many of you also wrote to Google to express your concerns so I thought you would like to know that we have collectively had some success.

Pete Faulkner

Pete Faulkner

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