Is ad revenue the price of free speech?
Here’s a really funny story about a blogger who got a few more than the usual series of unfortunate incidents with her Google AdSense cheque.
Imagine going to the bank to have your AdSense cheque encashed and the teller saying Google is out of funds? That would be the day. Read on and see how Mobile Jones got a bad check from Google.
On a related note, she mentions other bloggers have emailed her and telling her why they
can’t are afraid to blog about it:
Several bloggers have expressed concern to me privately that they fear blogging about or commenting on this topic would put their participation in the Adsense program in jeopardy. Is ad revenue the price of free speech? Now, that’s scary. This concern is fueled by the numerous reports from bloggers that their Adsense participation has been terminated by Google with little to zero explanation.
Makes sense, actually. Why would one want to bite the hands the feed them?