Just as Google has recently admitted to hand-picking certain content farms and spam content providers to remove from search indexing, torrents look to be the next victim of Google’s red-flagging.
Google has committed itself to anti-piracy reform. And it looks like they’re seriously. Terms like BitTorrent, RapidShare and uTorrent, all torrent providers, are now filtered out from search results.
This of course should make some cyber-nerds angry. Now, it’s not like Google is blocking these sites. Simply not “advertising” them in search results. And many lesser name torrent sites have not yet been red-flagged. But it looks like Google is trying to be as helpful as possible to the entertainment providers, whose AdWords advertising dollars they rely on, without antagonizing the user, whose click-fingers they rely on to create this revenue.