Darwin Bedford's AdSense account disabled by Google
Google has determined that the displaying of AdSense ads on my pages "poses a risk of generating invalid activity" and they have disabled my AdSense account. I'm not sure whether Google wants to protect people from the truths that I am telling or just protect their bottom dollar. It sucks that Google has that much say in what is allowed to be communicated. Below is the email that I received from them today.
Date: Tue, 09 Aug 2011 23:30:41
From: "Google AdSense"
Subject: Google AdSense Account Disabled
After reviewing our records, we've determined that your AdSense account poses a risk of generating invalid activity. Because we have a responsibility to protect our AdWords advertisers from inflated costs due to invalid activity, we've found it necessary to disable your AdSense account. Your outstanding balance and Google's share of the revenue will both be fully refunded back to the affected advertisers.
Please understand that we need to take such steps to maintain the effectiveness of Google's advertising system, particularly the advertiser-publisher relationship. We understand the inconvenience that this may cause you, and we thank you in advance for your understanding and cooperation.
If you have any questions or concerns about the actions we've taken, how you can appeal this decision, or invalid activity in general, you can find more information by visiting http://www.google.com/adsense/support/bin/answer.py?answer=57153.
The Google AdWords Team
Note that Google is only claiming that the displaying of AdSense ads on my pages "poses a risk of generating invalid activity"--there has been no actual invalid activity. In my opinion the antitheist community and the Internet community in general should chastise Google for their totalitarian control in what is broadcasted across the Internet. Perhaps there needs to be a governing body that can overrule Google's decisions. A person should be able to appeal Google's decisions to a third party that is overseen by a governing body that is elected by Internet users.
This is another example of the uphill battle that we antitheists face when we try to counter the false information out there that is generally accepted as truth by people with power.