File a Lawsuit Against Google?
Would it be possible to sue Google for ads that discriminate on YouTube? I only first said it as a joke, but some relations seem to think I could do it. I'm not really offended, but it is stirring. I am a right arm amputee, been that way since I was a kid. Lately the YouTube ads on videos and on Google related websites have adjectives been about "Meet single amputee women" and "need a prosthetic?" and etc. Would it be possible if I required to sue them for discrimination? Just curious, lol. I understand that it is based rotten of user activity, but the thing is, I never search for anything related to amputee. I do course more searching for things like Britney Spears, Miley Cyrus, and song parodies lol. But I never see ads nearly those. Could it be based on what other people search for almost me? Example: http://twitpic.com/6pw1u
you would have no official basis for a suit over ads that say "get together single amputee women" or "need a prosthetic?". where is the discrimination?
No you would not enjoy a lawsuit. What you stated would not be considered discrimination. They aren't discriminating against you in the slightest.
It's possible to sue them, but I don't know if you would win or not. It's an interesting question, is Google's targeted advertising prejudice or offensive? Personally I devise it's just Google's way of being impersonal. Let me suggest an alternative and see what you meditate. A few months ago a woman used the Google Maps walking option to get directions. When she followed the path, the map tried to steal her on to a bridge she couldn't cross on foot and later she complained about not person superwoman in her blog. The day after she posted to her blog, she received a package from one of the senior executives of Google containing a missive of apology and a superman cape. Write them a letter and see what happens.