Google Doesn't Want You to Kill Yourself

Searches for suicide now bring up prevention hotline
By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 7, 2010 9:48 AM CDT
Google Doesn't Want You to Kill Yourself
Google tries to direct you to the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline if you enter an alarming search query.

If you’re scouring the Internet for tips on how to kill yourself, Google will oblige—but your search results will now come beneath a big red phone advising you to call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, and providing its phone number. It's a slight departure from Google's usual tactic of providing the most relevant, accurate links first, but the company thinks it's the right move. “This was created to help users quickly obtain useful information during a difficult time,” a spokesperson tells the LA Times. (More Google stories.)

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