More politicians discover The Google

October 26th, 2006

google bombHarry Chen sent us a link to his post about a New York Times article the newest political weapon — the Google Bomb

“Fifty or so other Republican candidates have also been made targets in a sophisticated “Google bombing” campaign intended to game the search engine’s ranking algorithms. By flooding the Web with references to the candidates and repeatedly cross-linking to specific articles and sites on the Web, it is possible to take advantage of Google’s formula and force those articles to the top of the list of search results.”

Given the amount of money politicians have and the fact that they are always fighing for their jobs and for power, its a scary development.