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Google tricked by its own contradictions: a funny example of a serious matter

In February 2014, Matt Cutts (from Google's webspam team) announced new measures by Google in order to better tackle the issue of "scraping content", meaning the re-use of content without the authorization of the editor. This announce triggered lots of ironic reactions since Google was fighting against practices that it itself massively uses. For example, the following tweet was... See more