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Google Shopping Censors Guns, Ammo and Accessories

David1326 Wrote: Jun 29, 2012 12:58 PM
So, it seems I am moving rapidly from a casual dislike of Google, to an active disapprobation. It seems that about once a quarter they become the news for appeasing some tyrant or totalitarian government. Now, more and more often I learn of their support for some odious political or social movement. How does one go about removing their search engine, and what are good alternatives to replace it with? I am the opposite of a compute geek, more closely resembling a computer ignoramus, but I have had enough of fiscally supporting Google anymore than I have to. Any suggestions or advice?


A weapon’s parts and accessories vendor, Hamlund Tactical recently received a notice from Google, explaining the new ‘shopping experience’ transition, and what changes it requires of the new small business. Certainly not business as usual:

We do not allow the promotion or sale of weapons and any related products such as ammunitions or accessory kits on Google Shopping. In order to comply with our new policies, please remove any weapon-related products from your data feed and then re-submit your feed in the Merchant Center.

What prompted Google’s ‘shopping experience’ transition to now exclude this...