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Google as a political tool

Who would ever have thought that Google could be used to get revenge? Some people who don't like French President Nicholas Sarkozy:

Thousands of bloggers are believed to have linked "trou du cul" -- a crude French anatomical phrase -- to Mr Sarkozy's Facebook page, meaning it appeared first in Google's search results for the term.

But while the Telegraph in London reports that "by lunchtime the Facebook profile had disappeared from search results for the slang words," a quick Google search shows that instead of being ranked first, Sarkozy's Facebook page is now listed seventh (as of about 11:30 am ET).

A free internet translator revealed the French term's English equivalent: it sounds a lot like ice cold.

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