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Monday, October 11, 2004
Stupid Google Facts
An article at Insight Mag tries to prove a perception of Saudi Arabian citizens as terrorists, by starting:
To say that Saudi Arabia has a perception problem is an understatement. A search for Saudi Arabia and terrorism on Google leads to more than 758,000 links in 0.24 second.
I use Google all the time for research at my newspaper, but the very idea of using the number of Google results to prove a point seems ludicrous. A search for "Britney Spears genius" has 61,000 results. I guess Britney is a genius!

This came up once before last June when Fox News cited Search Counts as part of an article to say that George Bush was anti-American. They took a lot of flak for it.

More info in this SEW thread.
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