A disturbing example of the misuse of Google's power, one hopes through incompetence rather than malevolence, is demonstrated by the case of the Bryn Mawr Classical Review's blog.
The Bryn Mawr Classical Review is an online journal of impeccable academic credentials, the second oldest online scholarly journal in the humanities. Since August 2008 articles have also been posted to a blog, hosted on Blogger, owned by Google.
This note now appears on the main BMCR website: 'Please note that Google has removed all access to our blog after incorrectly flagging it as a spam blog. We had requested a review which did not happen, and on September 28 Google removed all access to the blog, which we are attempting to appeal.'
I hope this will be resolved quickly. It makes one furiously to think, is the world's knowledge really safe in such capricious hands?