FTC to Examine Effects of Big Data on Low Income and Underserved Consumers at September Workshop; Project No. P145406
Dear FTC, I am submitting these public comments to complain about Google for promoting websites which sell Google Ads. I have witnessed several examples of such cases. I have several pages with my full name, company name, address which are on NATURE.Com ( this is ranked 9 on 10 and is the world's top most journal). Another website called Bizapedia has copied all public records and it also had my name and address. This website Bizapedia is VERY LOW ranked (2 or 3 on 10 as per page rank checker). Bizapedia has copied records for more than 100 million people and their businesses. It makes money by selling Google Ads. Interestingly, in my google searches, I do not see nature.com pages, however, I am seeing Bizapedia.com pages in the top 10 results. Why? The pages from nature.com had more information with my name, address and affiiation. It was also repeated several times. Also, Nature.com has NO Google Ads. Well, the reason seems to be simple: Google seems to be pushing the pages with Google Ads high in search results. BTW, it is in general wrong (in my opinion) for Google to show pages which have copied public records. Since its inception, Google has stayed away from public records. Now, suddenly Google is encouraging these public record scraping websites because it is making money with Google Ads. Briefly about me: I am a Phd from a leading university. I have also written computer softwares. I have published in top journals and have been awarded patents. I was also interviewed and quoted by the New York Times. (I am providing this bio so that you know that I am not naive or ignorant about search algorithms). These are opinions. I am not making any claims or judgments.