06 November, 2019

IWSG: November 6 2019


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What's the strangest thing you've ever googled in researching a story?

I guess the strangest for me were googling real demons to include in my projects. It almost can seem like I'm obsessed with demons and the occult, but it's only for stories and to educate others on these topics. From the research, I have a few documents listing the demons I found. For some years now, I have been researching this through google and other sources.

In the past, I have googled medieval torture devices and ways of tortures. I immediately stopped googling lots of things, especially in 2016, I received a message from Google informing me they are looking at my Google searches and for now on to watch what I google. This was not the only reason why I received that warning, but it allowed me to realize I couldn't just Google anything, especially since Google was trying to get me deported out of the United States. Not sure if they thought I was interested in torturing people. 

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  1. Wow, I've not heard of anyone getting a warning from Google. That's rather scary.

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    1. I think the warnings may be for specific people.

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  2. I didn't know they would warn you. I google metaphysical stuff and angels and demons for my writing but I have not gotten into anything too strange yet. Happy Belated IWSG!
    https://www.junetakey.com// Juneta @ Writer's Gambit

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    1. I didn't know this neither, assuming Google would know I was only a writer or out of curiosity. Now I'm unable to Google anything related to certain topics and people. Thanks for commenting.

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  3. Torture devices triggered a warning from Google? My goodness, I'm wondering why they haven't warned me? Good to know.

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    1. Well, I think it's only for specific people and not everyone. I was already getting harassed by Facebook and Google assuming I was an illegal immigrant which a part of the reason. They tend to stereotype people from the Middle East and Russia.

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  4. I never knew you'd get a warning, either.

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  5. Wow. I never knew google sent out warnings. Weird how many more aren't getting warnings as we all search dumb and rather eerie things at some point.

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    1. Well, I noticed it after 2016 when the United States put more eyes on Google Searches. I am sure I'm not the only person who Googled the things I Googled. I think it does depend upon the individual and their situation as to who they choose to target.

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