Thursday, July 3, 2008
Extremists and Radicals but not Terrorists
Go to the UK Google site and type "Islamic extremist" into the search line and this is what the top entry will look like.
Click on the link and you'll be taken to the Metropolitan Police's main Anti-Terrorism webpage.
The same thing happens if you type "Islamist extremist" or "Muslim radical" ... or variations on any of the above.
Twelve weeks after buying these words the Met said it had recorded 139,000 click-thrus, though it won't say how many decent leads it's generated.
The Met's choice of words to buy is interesting, to say the least.
If you type "terrorist" instead of "extremist" or "radical" ... you'll most likely be heading for Wikipedia.
(Hat tip: Harry's Place)
By Andrew Carey
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