Saturday, June 19, 2021

Daily Mail asked to remove quadrocopter article by Google

Amateur Photographer reports the removal of a Daily Mail article, prompted by Microdrones claim of working with Google.

Google UK’s public affairs manager Laura Scott told Amateur Photographer: ‘The entire article was removed because it was completely factually inaccurate and is totally untrue…’

Google said in a statement: ‘Google is not testing or using this technology. This was a purchase by a Google executive with an interest in robotics for personal use.’

This story is still making its way out into the webosphere and no doubt will run and run. Interesting that a main stream newspaper failed to spot the denials from Google that started appearing less than an hour after others were reporting the German magazine claim from Microdrones.

The old adage, “don’t let the truth get in the way of a good story”, must apply.

Gary Mortimer
Founder and Editor of sUAS News | Gary Mortimer has been a commercial balloon pilot for 25 years and also flies full-size helicopters. Prior to that, he made tea and coffee in air traffic control towers across the UK as a member of the Royal Air Force.