Google Gives Counterpunch The Boot
Apparently it worked, with one Counterpunch comrade loyally writing in to the Fascist online rag, saying "I have no money to support you directly. I am pleased to be able to do my bit . . . Just four clicks a day keeps imperialism at bay." Counterpunch changed the language of its appeal, but still was pressing people to click away on those ads.
Only one problem: Inducing readers to click on Google Ads inflates revenues coming to a site at the expense of Google advertisers. The four-click-a-day scheme was expressly prohibited by Google's terms of service.
Well, it seems that the jig is up. A posting in Counterpunch over the weekend contains a pathetic fund-raising appeal that includes the following: "We tried getting money out of Google, but they gave us the boot."
What a shame. Let's hold a collection. Hey, anyone out there have any spare change they want to throw at a bunch of anti-Semitic jackasses? Come on. Bigots need to eat too, you know.