Google Books lists Bill Ayers as author of Dreams from My Father

Thomas Lifson

Google, which sits atop more data than anybody outside the NSA, is presenting Bill Ayers as the author of Barack Obama's purported first autobiography, Dreams from My Father. Follow this link and see it while you can. If it is gone by the time you read this, a screen shot of the page, and a close-up on the Dreams entry are provided for posterity.

Google knows so much about us already that privacy activists are alarmed. What data are its algorithms sifting through to come to the conclusion that yes, the stylistic parallels to Ayers' other books are formidable and Barry never showed any sign of an ability to write this way before or after, and yes, Christopher Anderson's friendly biography includes the information that Obama found himself deeply in debt and "hopelessly blocked." At "Michelle's urging," Obama "sought advice from his friend and Hyde Park neighbor Bill Ayers."

So the company that supposedly knows more about us than we know ourselves also knows who wrote Dreams from My Father.

Bumped 09:36 AM EDT

Update:

As of 10:53 AM EDT, the listing has moved up the page top number four book. Perhaps Google is getting more clicks on this link on this page. Here is what it looks like:

 

Google, which sits atop more data than anybody outside the NSA, is presenting Bill Ayers as the author of Barack Obama's purported first autobiography, Dreams from My Father. Follow this link and see it while you can. If it is gone by the time you read this, a screen shot of the page, and a close-up on the Dreams entry are provided for posterity.

Google knows so much about us already that privacy activists are alarmed. What data are its algorithms sifting through to come to the conclusion that yes, the stylistic parallels to Ayers' other books are formidable and Barry never showed any sign of an ability to write this way before or after, and yes, Christopher Anderson's friendly biography includes the information that Obama found himself deeply in debt and "hopelessly blocked." At "Michelle's urging," Obama "sought advice from his friend and Hyde Park neighbor Bill Ayers."

So the company that supposedly knows more about us than we know ourselves also knows who wrote Dreams from My Father.

Bumped 09:36 AM EDT

Update:

As of 10:53 AM EDT, the listing has moved up the page top number four book. Perhaps Google is getting more clicks on this link on this page. Here is what it looks like: