MASSIS WEEKLY WEBSITE STOPS ITS DEALINDS WITH GOOGLE ADS
Massis Weekly has ceased its business dealings with Google AdSense on its Web site. MassisWeekly.com established in 1994, as one of the first online news portals in the Armenian Diapora has carried out business dealings with Google AdSense since 2008. Google AdSense is an advertisement mechanism which matches ads to a Web site\'s content and audience and generates revenue for the Web site from those advertisements. Unfortunately, it has come to Massis Weekly\'s attention that the ads generated by Google AdSense are on occasions deemed inappropriate, anti-Armenian propaganda produced by the Turkish government and lobby. Specifically, ads aimed at Armenian related Web sites have recently been infiltrated with links to Turkish Web sites denying the legitimacy of the Armenian Genocide, falsely claiming that Armenian archives have been closed to the public and that the \"Turkish Coalition\" Web site promotes \"history, not propaganda.\" Such links on MassisWeekly.com are unacceptable and are not tolerated. Administrators have come to realize that MassisWeekly.com is not an exception to this recent phenomena, other Armenian related websites as well as websites of Armenian media generated specifically from Armenia using Google AdSense are faced with the same situation. Armenian Web sites are not the only targets for this type of Turkish propaganda promoting anti-Armenian Genocide Web sites. Many Gmail users have issued complaints regarding this matter as well. When typing \"Armenian\" or \" Armenia \" in a Gmail account, users have often noticed that the same Turkish Website ad appears at the top of their Gmail Page where ad banners or sponsored links are usually placed. Gmail account holders and other organizations who conduct business with Google Adsense are urged to contact the corporation to remove the offensive and controversial ad immediately.
- 1820 Birth of Hovsep Gatrchyan (historian) in Constantinople. He died in 1882.
- 1861 Tsar Alexander the Second abolishes serfdom.
- 1869 Birth of Hovhannes Toomanyan (writer) in Lorree. He died in 1923.
- 1889 Death of Stepanos Palasanyan (armenologist) in Echmiadsin. He was born in 1837.
- 1922 The first congress of Transcaucasian Communists opens in Tbilissi (Georgia).