by John Hawkins | October 26, 2006 6:38 am

From MSNBC:[1]

The 2006 campaign is about to be “Google-bombed.” Both liberal and conservative bloggers have embarked on plans to manipulate the Google search engine so that negative articles about the candidates they oppose appear near the top, potentially influencing undecided voters.

…Conservative blogger John Hawkins of Right Wing News learned of the strategy and urged his allies to “fight fire with fire.” Hawkins expressed concern the Google-bombing campaign just might work for Democrats.

“Who would be doing a Google search on a particular candidate in the final days of a campaign?” he wrote. “Probably an independent voter who is trying to get more information about a candidate. And if the first article he runs across is a brutal hit piece, well, that could be the information that helps him make up his mind.”

By the way, more news will be coming on the Googlebomb front later today…

Update #1: This article apparently originated at National Journal[2] and was then sent over the MSNBC. Thanks for the mention NJ!

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