Google AutoLink.

Google pollutes links stream with evil precedent for market censorship

Proposed search tool redirects links on blogs abridging author intent and meaning

In this 12 minute Video Blogmash the Better Bad News panel re-mixes commentary and analysis of a pending threat to online free speech drawn from several sources.

This is great stuff, hits all the major points, and is funny to boot.

“What if the Christian Coalition buys Google. Or Rupert Murdock?” Indeed, imagine how webpages would be re-written then. Or what happens when Microsoft and Yahoo decide they need to rewrite your webpages too?

AutoLink rewrites webpages without the authors permission, inserts ads without permission, and does not pay the website for the ads either. A strange thing indeed for a company whose motto is “Do no evil.”