Are Google Into Child Slavery Now?
Reckon you can trust those sponsored links that appear down the right hand side of your Google search results page? We’re not sure anymore since we received an email from BW reader Caroline Jones.
She told us, “I was looking for a pink CD Player for my daughter's birthday - I searched for "girls cd player for 4 year old". On the right side in the sponsored links I got: “4 Year Olds For – Shop. Millions of Products. Read Reviews. 4 Year Olds For: Cheap Prices. www.NexTag.co.uk”
Eek! We realise that the Internet can be a happening, swinging kind of place where more or less anything goes, but where the hell do Google get off on openly selling 4-year olds?
In the interests of fact-checking, we tried the experiment ourselves. If anything, the results were worse!