Google’s “medical facts”
My wife showed this to me today – searching for “medical facts” on Google brings up a pro-life website. The site seems dedicated to telling women the “medical facts”, no doubt the result of some campaign by Christian bloggers to get to the top of Google’s rankings.
It is interesting to see what searching Google’s country-specific websites brings up:
- Google Canada links to a pro-marijuana legalisation website.
- Google Australia links to weightloss guide.
- Google South Africa links to a quote from Ryan White. I have no idea who this person is, but moving on around the world…
- Google India links to a page about the Munnabhai in all of us. Munnabhai, I am told, is the equivalent of mother’s boy in English.
- I must say that Google Ireland’s top link surprised me the most, a site that tried to discuss the health aspects of wearing the hijab. Apparently a letter to the Independent newspaper claimed that being covered would expose the women to vitamin D deficiency because of the lack of sunlight, but this website makes the counterclaim that the women can reduce their risk of sun cancer. Always fun to see science being used in a discussion that is really about religion.
- Only Google UK links to a non-political website at the top of its ranking, MediChecks.com.