*CNET Deletes Thousands of Old Articles
to Game Google Search.*
This is an atrocity to records of the past. It is bad for secondary reasons
too, as the article says, but the harm to society is the principal issue.
I hope these pages are all saved in archive.org.
Google ought to provide instructions for new sites about how how they
can obtain, in some other way that deletes nothing, whatever SEO
benefit (albeit small) they might have obtained by deleting anything.
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