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May 25, 2016

Google\’s Paris headquarters raided by investigators in tax evasion inquiry

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Dozens of tax investigators raided Google’s offices in French capital Paris on Tuesday as part of a probe into the company’s alleged tax evasion.

The raid was conducted by investigators from the state financial prosecutor’s office assisted by 25 information technology (IT) experts, according to officials. “The investigation aims to verify whether Google Ireland Ltd has a permanent base in France” the prosecutor’s office said, “and if, by not declaring parts of its activities carried out in France, it failed its fiscal obligations[…]”.

Google, a subsidiary of Alphabet Inc., reports most of its sales in Ireland. Google claims most sales contracts are closed in its Dublin offices. If investigation finds sales are being concluded in other countries, Google may need to pay additional taxes in these countries.

In 2014 Google reported a total yearly revenue in France of €225.4 million with a profit of just €12.2 million, paying only €5 million in corporate tax according to the Financial Times. A Google spokesperson said the company is co-operating with French authorities and fully complies with French law.

According to Reuters, a source from the French finance ministry said French tax authorities are also separately pursuing Google for €1.6 billion in back taxes.



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Dozens of tax investigators raided Google’s offices in French capital Paris yesterday as part of a probe into the company’s alleged tax evasion.

The raid was conducted by investigators from the state financial prosecutor’s office assisted by 25 information technology (IT) experts, according to officials. “The investigation aims to verify whether Google Ireland Ltd has a permanent base in France” the prosecutor’s office said, “and if, by not declaring parts of its activities carried out in France, it failed its fiscal obligations[…]”.

Google, a subsidiary of Alphabet Inc., reports most of its sales in Ireland. Google claims most sales contracts are closed in its Dublin offices. If investigation finds sales are being concluded in other countries, Google may need to pay additional taxes in these countries.

In 2014 Google reported a total yearly revenue in France of 225.4 million with a profit of just €12.2 million, paying only €5 million in corporate tax according to the Financial Times. A Google spokesperson said the company is co-operating with French authorities and fully complies with French law.

According to Reuters, a source from the French finance ministry said French tax authorities are also separately pursuing Google for €1.6 billion in back taxes.



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October 28, 2015

Time magazine names Ahmed Mohamed to \’Most Influential Teens of 2015\’

Time magazine names Ahmed Mohamed to ‘Most Influential Teens of 2015’

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Time magazine named 14-year-old Ahmed Mohamed yesterday to its list of “30 Most Influential Teens of 2015”. He was made famous after being taken into custody by police when a teacher thought a clock he brought to his Texas school looked like a bomb. Mohamed joins the ranks of influential teens including US President Barack Obama’s daughter Malia Obama, and Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai.

Ahmed Mohamed at Ames Research Center in 2015
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Time said of Mohamed in announcing the news: “Not many people make national news by bringing a homemade clock to school. But the ninth-grader’s arrest, after teachers and authorities mistook said clock for a bomb, kicked off a national debate over racial profiling”.

Cquote1.svg The ninth-grader’s arrest […] kicked off a national debate over racial profiling Cquote2.svg

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Mohamed traveled to the White House last week where he met with US President Barack Obama. His family said last week that they would move from Texas to Qatar, where Mohamed was offered a full-scholarship to a well-respected school in the country.

The September 14 incident in Irving, Texas triggered a wider discussion about Islamophobia within the community. The Twitter hashtag #IStandWithAhmed became part of a social movement in support of the youth. After news of the police response was reported, Mohamed received support online ranging from US President Barack Obama to Facebook creator Mark Zuckerberg.

Mohamed brought the digital clock he made to school on September 14, and a teacher mistakenly thought it resembled a bomb. Police arrested and questioned the student. Images of the boy wearing a NASA T-shirt and handcuffed by the police were quickly posted and reposted online.

Cquote1.svg Cool clock, Ahmed. Want to bring it to the White House? Cquote2.svg

—US President Barack Obama

The Twitter attention led to outreach from Google and Mohamed was invited to their Google Science Fair. Mohamed was a VIP guest at the Google Science Fair, and met finalists at the event held at Google’s headquarters located in Mountain View, California. Co-founder of Google, Sergey Brin, personally met with Mohamed during his visit to Google.

US President Barack Obama tweeted using his @POTUS account: “Cool clock, Ahmed. Want to bring it to the White House? We should inspire more kids like you to like science. It’s what makes America great.” Twitter gave Mohamed the option to come to their company for an internship. Facebook co-founder Mark Zuckerberg tweeted to Mohamed and said the boy was welcome to come and tour the company.

Both the Irving Independent School District and the Irving Police Department have asserted that the boy’s religion and name were not a factor in the manner in which they approached the situation.



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October 1, 2015

NASA announces water on Mars

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On Monday, NASA announced that signs of liquid water have been found on Mars. The Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter spacecraft found evidence of the liquid on the Martian surface, in long dark spots on the Red Planet thought to be formed because of water flow.

In a news conference, NASA’s planetary science director, Jim Green said, “We now know Mars was once a planet very much like Earth with warm salty seas and fresh water lakes […] but something has happened to Mars, it lost its water.”

Water is thought to flow down slopes in the warm summer months and dry up as the temperature drops seasonally. Scientists have different theories about the water’s origin, as perhaps from the Martian atmosphere or from ice below the surface.

In 2011, Lujendra Ojha proposed the theory of water on the Martian surface, after studying salt samples from Martian soil. The temperature of Mars is close to the freezing point of water, but the presence of salt lowers the freezing point. Alfred McEwen, professor of planetary geology at the University of Arizona, described the water as “briny”. Moreover, the recurring slope lineae (RSL) on the surface of Mars are found to slide down the slope in the hotter season indicating the presence of water.

NASA’s associate administrator John Grunsfeld said those observations gave a better picture about the planet’s resources that could be helpful in the future. Grunsfeld tweeted Water on Mars, not just frozen. Is anything drinking it? Someday we wil find out on our #JourneyToMars.

To mark this discovery, Google created a doodle in which Mars is sipping water.



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September 22, 2015

Texas student Ahmed Mohamed inspires social movement

Texas student Ahmed Mohamed inspires social movement

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News of police response to a boy’s digital clock in Texas last week has inspired a global social movement in support of the youth. Ahmed Mohamed, a 14-year-old boy from Irving, Texas, was arrested at his school by police after he brought a digital clock he had made to school. After news of the police response was reported, Mohamed received support online ranging from US President Barack Obama to Facebook creator Mark Zuckerberg. Yesterday Mohamed received VIP attention at Google headquarters in California at the Google Science Fair — and tommorow he plans to meet international dignitaries at the United Nations headquarters in New York.

US President Barack Obama tweet to student Ahmed Mohamed
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Mohamed brought the digital clock he made to school on September 14, and a teacher mistakenly thought it resembled a bomb. Police arrested and questioned the student. Images of the boy wearing a NASA T-shirt and handcuffed by the police were quickly posted and reposted online.

Cquote1.svg Hoping that the #istandwithahmed movement translates into a substantive national conversation on race, punishment, and incarceration. Cquote2.svg

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The Deseret News observed that the hashtag on Twitter, #IStandWithAhmed, had become an international phenomenon. The Straits Times noted what began as individual messages to Mohamed had grown into a “support movement”. American academic and professor Marc Lamont Hill commented, “Hoping that the #istandwithahmed movement translates into a substantive national conversation on race, punishment, and incarceration.”

The Twitter attention led to outreach from Google and Mohamed was invited to their Google Science Fair. Mohamed was a VIP guest at the Google Science Fair this weekend, and was able to meet finalists at the event held at Google’s headquarters located in Mountain View, California. Co-founder of Google, Sergey Brin, personally met with Mohamed during his visit to Google.

On Wednesday, Mohamed and his father are to travel to the United Nations. His father Mohamed El-Hassan Mohamed said he was taking his entire family to the U.N. headquarters in New York, because international dignitaries wanted to meet with his son and express their support.

Psychology major at University of Texas Arlington Amneh Jafari heard of the incident and wanted to issue her support to Mohamed. She chose the hastag #IStandWithAhmed and posted to Twitter. Jafari said she felt Mohamed had been subject to Islamophobia and her hashtag created greater awareness about this issue. The hashtag took on a life of its own, and was used in messages on Twitter over one million times by Thursday night.

NASA tweeted support of Ahmed Mohamed via its account International Space Station
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US President Barack Obama tweeted using his @POTUS account: “Cool clock, Ahmed. Want to bring it to the White House? We should inspire more kids like you to like science. It’s what makes America great.”

Twitter gave Mohamed the option to come to their company for an internship. Facebook co-founder Mark Zuckerberg tweeted to Mohamed and said the boy was welcome to come and tour the company.

Executive director of the Dallas chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations Alia Salem said Mohamed wishes to use his newfound fame and attention to spotlight social causes including the treatment of Muslims in the United States.

University of Texas Arlington Muslim Student Association president Sehar Memon said the large amount of positive feedback for Mohamed had helped make his situation much better. Memon also said she believed the social movement in reaction to Mohamed helped improve Muslim/non-Muslim.

Both the Irving Independent School District and the Irving Police Department have asserted that the boy’s religion and name were not a factor in the manner in which they approached the situation.



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July 26, 2015

Google tells Search Engine Land that it pushed out a Google Panda invigorate this weekend by Nikunj Patel

Google tells Search Engine Land that it pushed out a Google Panda invigorate this weekend by Nikunj Patel

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A considerable lot of you might not have seen in light of the fact that this rollout is going on amazingly gradually. Truth be told, Google says the redesign can take months to completely take off. That implies that in spite of the fact that the Panda calculation is still webpage wide, some of your Web pages may not see a change instantly.

The last time we had an official Panda revive was just about 10 months back: Panda 4.1 happened on September 25, 2014. That was the 28th overhaul, however I would coin this the 29th or 30th upgrade, since we saw little variances in October 2014.

To the extent I know, not very many website admins saw a Google redesign this weekend. That is the means by which it ought to be, since this Panda revive is taking off gradually.

Google said this influenced in regards to 2%–3% of English dialect inquiries.

New Chance For Some, New Penalty For Others

The rollout implies any individual who was punished by Panda in the last overhaul has an opportunity to develop on the off chance that they rolled out the right improvements. So on the off chance that you were hit by Panda, you tragically won’t see the full effect instantly yet you ought to see changes in your natural rankings bit by bit after some time.

This is not what number of the past Panda overhauls took off, where normally you’d see a critical expand or decrease in your Google activity all the more rapidly.

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  • Panda Update 1, AKA Panda 1.0, Feb. 24, 2011 (11.8% of questions; reported; English in US just)
  • Panda Update 2, AKA Panda 2.0, April 11, 2011 (2% of questions; reported; took off in English universally)
  • Panda Update 3, May 10, 2011 (no change given; affirmed, not reported)
  • Panda Update 4, June 16, 2011 (no change given; affirmed, not reported)
  • Panda Update 5, July 23, 2011 (no change given; affirmed, not reported)
  • Panda Update 6, Aug. 12, 2011 (6–9% of questions in some non-English dialects; reported)
  • Panda Update 7, Sept. 28, 2011 (no change given; affirmed, not reported)
  • Panda Update 8 AKA Panda 3.0, Oct. 19, 2011 (around 2% of questions; belatedly affirmed)
  • Panda Update 9, Nov. 18, 2011: (under 1% of questions; declared)
  • Panda Update 10, Jan. 18, 2012 (no change given; affirmed, not reported)
  • Panda Update 11, Feb. 27, 2012 (no change given; reported)
  • Panda Update 12, March 23, 2012 (around 1.6% of questions affected; reported)
  • Panda Update 13, April 19, 2012 (no change given; belatedly uncovered)
  • Panda Update 14, April 27, 2012: (no change given; affirmed; first overhaul inside of days of another)
  • Panda Update 15, June 9, 2012: (1% of inquiries; belatedly reported)
  • Panda Update 16, June 25, 2012: (around 1% of inquiries; reported)
  • Panda Update 17, July 24, 2012:(about 1% of inquiries; reported)
  • Panda Update 18, Aug. 20, 2012: (around 1% of inquiries; belatedly reported)
  • Panda Update 19, Sept. 18, 2012: (under 0.7% of questions; declared)
  • Panda Update 20 , Sept. 27, 2012 (2.4% English inquiries, affected, belatedly reported
  • Panda Update 21, Nov. 5, 2012 (1.1% of English-dialect inquiries in US; 0.4% around the world; affirmed, not reported)
  • Panda Update 22, Nov. 21, 2012 (0.8% of English inquiries were influenced; affirmed, not reported)
  • Panda Update 23, Dec. 21, 2012 (1.3% of English inquiries were influenced; affirmed, reported)
  • Panda Update 24, Jan. 22, 2013 (1.2% of English inquiries were influenced; affirmed, reported)
  • Panda Update 25, March 15, 2013 (affirmed as advancing; not affirmed as having happened)
  • Panda Update 26, July 18, 2013 (affirmed, declared)
  • Panda Update 27 AKA Panda 4.0, May 20, 2014 (7.5% of English inquiries were influenced; affirmed, reported)
  • Panda Update 28 AKA Panda 4.1, Sept. 25, 2014 (3–5% of inquiries were influenced; affirmed, reported)

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December 11, 2014

Google shuts down Google News Spain

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On its blog, Google, a U.S. headquartered multinational corporation specializing in Internet-related services and products, announced it would be shutting down the Spanish version of Google News, effective from December 16 of this year. The shutdown came in direct response to amendments to the Spanish intellectual property law —Ley De Propiedad Intelectual— imposing a compulsory fee for the use of snippets of text to link to news articles, by online news aggregators that provide a search service.

The Spanish intellectual property law passed the Senate on October 15, passed Congress on October 30, and would take effect starting in January 2015. Spain made the right to payment inalienable, so that even the news organization quoted is not permitted to waive it. Google News did not run ads on its news service, so did not profit directly, and said continuing to run the service would not be sustainable.

A similar fee had been first introduced in German law in 2013, where it was described as an “ancillary copyright” — Leistungsschutzrecht. International copyright law preserves the right to make quotations without remuneration, the only such mandatory limitation to copyright. In Germany publishers willingly forfeited their right to payment from Google, given how much traffic they would lose from not being indexed on Google News.

The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) had expressed concerns that “these ancillary copyright laws form part of a broader trend of derogation from the right to link.” They continued, “This can be seen when you examine the other parts of the Spanish copyright amendments that take effect in January […] — notably placing criminal liability on website operators who refuse to remove mere links to copyright-infringing material.” EFF quoted the recent introduction of the so-called “right to be forgotten” legislation allowing removal of entries from Google web search results.



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July 10, 2012

\’Imagine a world without free knowledge\’, in Russia

‘Imagine a world without free knowledge’, in Russia

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Screenshot of the blacked-out Russian-language version of Wikipedia. Using wordplay on the Wikipedia slogan, it states:

Imagine a world without free knowledge.”

Access to the Russian-language Wikipedia is disabled across almost all its pages today, due to the Russian parliament, the Duma, debating amendments to the law “About information” which may lead to censorship of Runet through blacklisting and filtering of internet sites.

The proposed bill aims to creating a blacklist of internet sites alleged to host child pornography, drug related material, extremist material and other content illegal in the country. It also proposed several other changes in the law, including holding providers of telecommunication services liable for failing to protect children.

Critics, including Google, Yahoo, search engine Yandex and social networking site Vkontakte noted that as-written the legislation contained many technical faults likely to negatively impact legitimate internet use. In protest, the Russian Wikipedia community decided upon a near-total blackout of contents on July 10. The blackout banner includes the text: “Imagine a world without free knowledge”, and summarises the details of the bill. Readers are warned that articles, such as Suicide, may be considered “harmful” due to ambiguity in the proposed legislation, risking a block of the entire website by Russia-based Internet providers.

Later in the day, the popular blogging platform LiveJournal issued a statement similarly opposed to the legislation: “[…Livejournal] considers the introduction of any restrictions on freedom of expression and information in the Internet to be unacceptable.”

The announcement by the Russian Wikimedia community states:

Wikipedia in Russian will be closed on July 10th because of the Russian parliament’s debate on amendments to the law «About information» that could create real censorship of the internet — a blacklisting and filtering of internet sites.

Supporters of the law proposed say that it is aimed only at widely prohibited content such as child pornography and «information like this», but conditions for determining the content falling under this law will create a thing like the «great Chinese firewall». The existing Russian law’s practice shows the high possibility of the worst scenario, in which access to Wikipedia soon will be closed in the country.

On July 11 the second reading of the law in the State Duma will take place. The law will come into force after the third reading, for which a date has not yet been set.

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In January, the English-language Wikipedia ran a similar ‘blackout protest’ for 24 hours, protesting US anti-piracy laws the Stop Online Piracy Act and PROTECT IP Act (PIPA). That action resulted in those laws being reconsidered. An earlier blackout, in October last year, saw the Italian Wikipedia community successfully oppose other Internet censorship legislation.

Speaking to Wikinews in January, the Wikimedia Foundation’s chief executive, Sue Gardner, explained “[t]he Wikimedia movement does not have a lot of experience with advocacy, and probably mistakes will get made. At this time the Wikimedia Foundation doesn’t have any plans to develop policy governing protests or advocacy work. But, I think it probably does make sense for the Foundation to create venues for these discussions”.

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July 7, 2012

WorldPride London 2012: In pictures

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Radical ‘Queer Resistance’ marchers brought a political edge to Pride.
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Despite allegations that the Mayor of London‘s office exerted pressure on the organisers of WorldPride in London to change the start time of the event to reduce the number of people attending, thousands of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer people and their supporters marched from Portman Square to Whitehall today. The event celebrated forty years since the first gay pride march in London in 1972.

Veterans of the 1972 march led the parade, and were followed by groups representing LGBT charity and campaigning groups including Stonewall and Terrence Higgins Trust, trade unions, student groups and corporations including Tesco, Google, Microsoft, IBM, Ernst and Young, Smirnoff, and KPMG.


WorldPride 2012 - 015.jpg Walking groups gathering together in Portman Square before the march started.
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London Gay Pride 2012 Brian Paddick.jpg Brian Paddick, former Deputy Assistant Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police and candidate for London mayor, marching with other elected Liberal Democrats.
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WorldPride 2012 - 011.jpg Marchers with Stonewall with placards reading “Some people are gay. Get over it.”
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WorldPride 2012 - 114.jpg Workers from Tesco marching in the parade.
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WorldPride 2012 - 138.jpg Members of the gay swimming group Out To Swim.
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WorldPride 2012 - 143.jpg LGBT students from Middlesex University.
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WorldPride 2012 - 146.jpg London Raiders, a gay and lesbian softball team.
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WorldPride 2012 - 156.jpg A drag queen hands out condoms followed by a group of men in lederhosen.
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WorldPride 2012 - 167.jpg Transgender campaigners marching down Oxford Street.
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WorldPride 2012 - 168.jpg Leathermen marching down Oxford Street.
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London Gay Pride 2012 London gothic.jpg Members of London’s gothic community joined the parade.
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WorldPride 2012 - 182.jpg A small group of anti-gay Christians protested in Haymarket.
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June 15, 2012

Sexual harrassment accusations against Geno Auriemma non-story

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Although several media organizations, including Eurosport, the United Kingdom‘s Daily Mail, USA Today, ESPN, and Sports Illustrated reported on a breaking story about an accusation of sexual harassment that emerged against United States women’s national basketball team head coach Geno Auriemma in a case filed by Kelley Hardwick in the state Supreme Court in Manhattan earlier this week, the online community ignored the media-driven narrative.

According to Eurosport, Kelley Hardwick’s accusation stated “Auriemma followed her to her hotel room during a trip to Russia with the national team, grabbed her arm and tried to kiss her.” Eurosport goes on to report that, according to the court filing, when she rejected his advances, Team USA’s head coach “retaliated earlier this year by persuading the NBA to remove Hardwick as the top security official for the women’s team at the London Olympics this summer.”

On Twitter, Auriemma (@genoauriemma) remained largely silent as the story broke, posting only about the 2012 Summer Olympics.

In the women’s Olympic Team USA corner of Twitter, as of Thursday he ranked eighth with 9,322 followers behind Candace Parker (@Candace_Parker) with 128,165 followers, USA Basketball (@usabasketball) with 91,977 followers, Maya Moore (@MooreMaya) with 62,998 followers, Seimone Augustus (@seimoneaugustus) with 15,389, Tina Charles (@tinacharles31) with 12,465 followers, Tamika Catchings (@catchin24) with 11,094 followers and Lindsay Whalen (@Lindsay_13) with 10,932 followers. The controversy resulted in an increase in followers for Auriemma, with 25 new followers in the 24 hour period after the controversy broke, 27 in the second 24 hour period, but only 7 new followers on the third day. Relative to the players he coaches, these were low, as Parker and Moore both picked up followers at a greater number, and Augustus had comparable increases to her coach.

Mentions of Auriemma peaked on Twitter with around 1,000 per day on the day the story broke, 800 mentions more than Kelley Hardwick on the same day. A day later, this had dropped to 600, and then to around 200 the day after. Tweets were generally supportive of Auriemma, with several Twitter users including @sevenwithcheese , @Special_K_33 , @waltskelliepic and @jwitts12 indicating continued support for the coach, or a belief that Hardwick fabricated the story. Tweets about Hardwick rarely appeared independently: Almost all of them were connection with the coach.

Search interest for Auriemma remained lower than during previous stories about the coach, with Auriemma’s 2010 White House visit generating almost six times as many searches, and being declared one of the most interesting guys in sport in 2009 generating around three times as many. In the short term, greater volume of searches took place for Kelley Hardwick, Auriemma’s accuser, but this search activity was largely confined to the United States.

The news story did not lead people to visit either the official website for the University of Connecticut Huskies or Basketball USA, with neither website seeing measurable traffic peaks the day of, or the day after, the story broke.

YouTube largely ignored the story. Three days after the story broke, only one video mentioned both Auriemma and Kelley Hardwick, and it had fewer than twenty views. Only one other video mentioning Auriemma was uploaded in the same period. A television news station uploaded video mentioning the lawsuit, but not Hardwick, in the description, and viewing was minimal at twenty-four views as of Wednesday.

Scant references to the controversy exist on Google+, with only five mentions all time for the coach and zero happening in the past week.

During the height of the media coverage, few people flocked to Wikipedia for information on the coach; only 2,520 people viewed the English language article the day after the story broke. By Thursday, this article only had 197 views, about twice as many views as the article normally receives. No attempts were made to vandalize the article, and the article did not require admin attention to lock it down. The story is similar on Italian Wikipedia, where there article normally has five to ten views a day; it only saw a peak of 253 views the day after the story broke before returning to normal viewing levels. No apparent flow-on effect existed for the articles about Team USA on English, German, or French Wikipedia.

Despite the story, Auriemma’s place with Team USA going into the Olympics appears secure.



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