Originally Posted by hiwall
I guess I do not see the what the big deal is. Google is a private entity they can do what they want. We as private parties can do what we want(use Google or not). Those yelling about this- What do you want, some kind of government intervention? If you want to be free, I suggest that you let people that disagree with you to be free also.
I guess if you are real big into Google shopping this might be an issue. Personally I don't like sponsored links no matter the source (people paying to get their ads higher in a search does not make them a better choice) and don't use things like Google shopping. So the regular search is just fine and it still gives all the results it did before. Though I guess I see the point about them not allowing evil gun stuff in their sponsored links but that is just less money in Google's pockets be not taking,money from evil gun people.
If it's a problem just use another search engine. There are tons of them and some are just as good as Google. I used to use Google a lot more before it was so huge and things like gmail was being beta tested and by invite only. Still do on my android phone just because it's there and I do still have my prehistoric gmail account.
You're right though. People can not expect Google to bow down to anyone and no way the government should intervene. But I think it has more to do with people being upset about a company and their not gun friendly policy. If this is the case then they should not use Google and speak with their wallet.