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Publisher self-censoring

I have pulled negative pages from my site.



5:34 am on May 9, 2005 (gmt 0)

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I am embarrassed.

I have railed against the media and their biases for a long time. Today I am part of the problem.

Today I pulled the few negative pages I had on one of my sites regarding a product, because other pages I have on this site earn decent money from that product through AdSense. I am concerned that the Negative Campaign Filter may be applied to that whole site due to the sparse negative material.

AdSense keeps the lights on this site which provides a wide range of information in a niche market. But what good is this site if it isn't providing the WHOLE story? But what good would the site do if I have to shut it down due to lack of revenue? I am so conflicted.

At first blush I thought that the filter made sense, but now I'm not so sure that it won't have a chilling effect on the truth. I'm proof, I guess. I hope I'm the exception rather than the rule, but I doubt it.

...I guess some on the left were right all along; without even applying the pressure themselves, advertisers do exert tremendous control over the content of the world.

I'm so ashamed of myself.


5:35 pm on May 19, 2005 (gmt 0)

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That seems to be the case, through an increase in eCPM rather than CTR.
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