Dealing With an Identity Hijacked on the Online Highway

Posted in: Internet Use/New Technologies at 27/09/2011 18:43

Despite his prominent position as a Republican candidate for president, Rick Santorum has lost control of his online identity. And for all the snickering online about it, his predicament stands as a chilling example of what it means to be at the mercy of the Google algorithm.

For those not in on the joke, Mr. Santorum's torment is that when you look up his last name on Google, and the Bing search engine as well, you encounter a made-up definition of "Santorum" meant to ridicule him in a way that isn't remotely fit to be described in a family newspaper.

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