Google Ads for terrorism spotted on Mumbai attack stories

Before saying anything, I will just ask you to have a look on the image below. Only with a single glimpse on this image you will understand, how random and automated ads can be harmful at times.


The Google ad on the image reads: "Terrorism: Pursue a certificate in terrorism 100% online. Enroll today."

The ad was spotted on a Mumbai attack story on IBNLive website, which asks visitors to enroll for an online course on terrorism. Atleast at this point of time, this ad may be the most offensive one Google ever showed off. On one hand the nation is fighting stiffly against terrorism, on the other hand, by showing such ads, Google is encouraging people to pursue and get excellence in the field of terrorism. Though it may be a case of coincidence, is such a blunder expected from Google??

Image credit: Jithesh Nair.


Chetan Gole November 30, 2008

This is really disgusting guys !!
The ad give “Certificate in terrorism” its really weird.

Devi Mahapatra November 30, 2008

Did you click over the ad? Which site it directs to? I don’t thing that this site might be about terrorism; might be about mass media courses in terrorism.

alok December 1, 2008

well the terrorist used Google earth for attacks our previous president already said that Google earth is vital tool and it proved fatal.

Is Google an official are still sleeping?????????

Bapun March 16, 2009

This is pathetic. When it comes to earn money, Google can also start showing ads on suicide tip.