Google & CCHR teaming up to fight the psychs?

Discussion in 'News and Current Events' started by Aurora, Apr 18, 2014.

  1. Aurora Member

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  2. The Internet Member

    It’s probably bullshit but who knows. Scientology likely has a few friends within Google.

    Hopefully the Scientologists will ask for dox before they give money... wait what was I thinking.
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  3. wolfbane Member

    It's a legit program:

    But a full list of who the grants have been awarded to is not disclosed anywhere I can find.

    Thoughts on how we can harpoon this?

    EDIT: There is some wiggle room in the Eligibility Requirement for Google to shitcan the grant that sounds exploitable:
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  4. RightOn Member

    wait, who was the guy who is a clam....
    who was just mentioned recently in another thread and under his bio it said he was now working for Google was it? Or am I mistaken?
    where did I read that?
  5. The Internet Member

    Neil Gaiman’s son?
  6. tinfoilhatter Member

    This can be a great "kill two birds with one stone" OP. Especially if Google has given a lopsided amount to CCHR but smaller amounts to other charities. Furthermore, this can turn political if you point out the lobbying that CCHR has done.
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  7. anon8109 Member

    Correct me if I'm wrong, but it looks like CCHR is not getting any cash from Google. What they are getting is free AdWords advertising, up to $10,000 worth of it.

    If CCHR is a registered 501(c)(3) charity then it is eligible. More eligibility requirements here:

    Until the IRS revokes CCHR's charity status it looks like CCHR will meet all the requirements, which are pretty simple.

    It looks like the AdWords team is the fist to contact for any issues.

    If pooning them doesn't work we could ask Tony Ortega to try and contact Google a different way.
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  8. Google gives grant of $10,000 per month to Scientology anti-psych group Citizens Commission for Human Rights (CCHR).

    Mike Rinder: Vulture Culture Trickle Down

  9. Anonymous Member

  10. Google gives grant of $10,000 per month to Scientology anti-psych group Citizens Commission for Human Rights (CCHR) for "anti-psych campaigns."

    Mike Rinder: Vulture Culture Trickle Down

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  11. RightOn Member

    they shouldn't get ANYTHING
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  12. RightOn Member

    no I don't see any reference in the Gaiman thread.
    I just can't remember who it is.
  13. Anonymous Member

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  14. Thanks.
  15. Budd Member

    FOURTEEN levels, with accompanying titles... and it only goes up to $1200/month? Come on, you can be more creative than that.

    and also, "I have shopped around and have found several professionals that would do this work expertly and are results driven and very experienced. This will cost us $1,200.00 per month or $279.00 per week or $40.00 per day to pay this professional company to help us defeat psychiatry in Orange County." Please forgive my math, but $40.00 per day works out to... $5.00 per hour... in Orange County?
  16. The Internet Member

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  18. Quentinanon Member

    Strategic infiltration? Perhaps. It could take many years for Gaiman Jr. to work his way up to a point of authority over search results. His father's influence may have gotten him the job, but that does not guarantee he can keep it or advance. And while Google is presently the biggest player in the search engine business, their market share could always change.
    Another point: The Google grants hinge on the cult's 501(c)3 status. When that goes, so does the grant.
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  19. RightOn Member

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  21. From the scn website, you have enough written material that CCHR is religion - sole sponsor is the IAS, aim to spread LRH tech and show off how great scilions are. That should disqualify them, or all crackpots in the world will create non-profit non-religious shells to advertise free on google.

    But I don't think they have, or able to hire, talents to attract clicks. Or CCHR sucks so much that they don't have any material to attract clicks.
  22. Kilia Member

    I Twittered:
    Maybe they will reconsider?
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  23. Google Ad Grants Eligibility

    online database =
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  24. Google Ad Grants Help Center

    Contact the Ad Words Team for Help
    How to Contact Google Ad Words
    Feedback on Adwords Ads
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  25. The Internet Member

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  26. The Internet Member

    Checked out what’s at the Boston address. This company sounds like “G & G” but it isn’t. Just a fun coincidence.

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  27. Ogsonofgroo Member

    I am guess Google didn't use Google to do any research?
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  28. The Wrong Guy Member

    Is Google aiding a Scientology front group that claims the Holocaust was caused by psychiatry?

    By Tony Ortega

    We contacted Google’s media relations as soon as we saw what former Scientology spokesman Mike Rinder posted to his blog yesterday. It was a mailer from the Orange County chapter of the Citizens Commission on Human Rights (CCHR), the Scientology front group that advocates against the psychiatric profession.

    The mailer claimed that CCHR Orange County had secured a “grant” from Google and would be receiving $10,000 in advertising, which would be used in the organization’s “anti-psych campaigns.”

    A Google rep answered our inquiry, referring us to the eligibility rules for Google’s Ad Grants program, called “Adwords for Nonprofits.”

    The program provides in-kind donations from Google in the form of $10,000 worth of advertising for use by organizations that meet the eligibility requirements — namely, that they be registered nonprofits that have current charity status, abide by nondiscrimination guidelines, and maintain functioning websites with substantial content.

    We asked if Google would confirm that Citizens Commission on Human Rights had received a grant, but Google won’t talk about individual cases.

    We then asked for a statement about Google’s grant going to an organization that promotes the idea that the Holocaust was caused by psychiatry, and didn’t hear back.

    Oh yeah, about that. CCHR was created in 1969 as a Scientology front group that really has only one goal: to demonize the American mental health industry. Scientology leader David Miscavige has been quite open — at least speaking at private church events — that he wants to “booby-trap” and destroy the psychiatric profession.

    The crown jewel of CCHR’s efforts is its bizarre museum on Sunset Boulevard in Hollywood, “Psychiatry: The Industry of Death.” And one of the key ideas that the museum promotes is that Adolf Hitler tried to annihilate the Jews of Europe based on ideas that psychiatry and psychology were responsible for. (The unspoken corollary is that Scientology has all the answers for mental health, as long as you go along with its beliefs that we’re all immortal beings that have lived countless times and get whisked to Venus or Mars to have our souls implanted with false memories between lives. Seriously. You can look it up.)

    And now, Google is apparently helping CCHR get the word out.

    We want to make two further observations. First, Scientology needs more advertising like it needs more bad press — it’s swimming in both. Scientology spends millions to saturate the Internet with its ads, and it could spend much more — it has more than a billion dollars in liquid cash raised from wealthy donors, former executives tell us. It’s placed ads during the last two Super Bowls, for heaven’s sake. Is that really the kind of organization that Google set out to help with its “Adwords for Nonprofits”?

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  29. RightOn Member

    Google needs a copy of the "arrows" pictures that shows all of COS's front groups and also a copy of a vid of the Industry of Death exhibit
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  30. DeathHamster Member

    Here's one of Miscavige's speeches. There's another with hand grenades and machine guns.
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  31. Random guy Member

    Dang, dang, dang!

    Bloody IRS-granted charitable status! They no doubt enjoy rubbing the Internet's face in that bloody IRS decision. Red rag, bull and all that.
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  32. Kilia Member

    Twittered to @GoogleAdGrants ....
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  33. The Internet Member

    Lol, you probably just twittered some Scientologist, due to that being the address of a former Scientology mission.
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  34. Note the old @Googlegrants is NOT the same as @GoogleAdGrants. In any event, @Googlegrants has also been deprecated as follows:
    The new place to tweet, in addition to @Google is:

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  35. Kilia Member

    Umm......nope. :p
  36. The Internet Member

    Isn’t @GoogleAdGrants the twitter address for that marketing company, Located at 530 Howard St in San Francisco?
  37. Slashdot: Google Aids Scientology-Linked Group CCHR With Pay-Per-Click Ads

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