Bitcoin company bought site just to delete critical reviews

Bitcoin company Butterfly Labs was recently accused of buying the site with the intention of improving its reputation on search engines. Now, Buttcoin’s previous owner is making sure the opposite happens to Butterfly Labs.

In a recent interview with TechCrunch, a man named Evan, who declined to provide his last name out of concern for the legal implications of the sale of his site, said that shortly after selling the site, previously critical articles about Bitcoin company Butterfly Labs had been altered.

TechCrunch provided a few examples. One Buttcoin article that criticized Butterfly Labs’ hardware and often appeared in results for the search term “butterfly labs scam” now features an entirely new headline – “The $ 22,484 Butterfly Labs Mini Rig bitcoin miner is a sexy bitcoin mining machine” (the previous headline called it a “huge, broken, unstable piece of s—t”). Another, apparently lazier example of altering content involves a headline changed from “Butterfly Labs demo is literally just hot air” to “Butterfly Labs demo is hot.”

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Network World Colin Neagle