Prez Candidate Tulsi Gabbard Sues Google ... Stop Censoring Me!!!

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Presidential candidate Tulsi Gabbard is outraged because she claims Google has silenced her ... so she says in a new lawsuit, but Google says not so fast.

Gabbard's campaign filed the lawsuit claiming in the hours after the first Democratic Presidential Debate last month, the tech giant suspended her Google ads without notice.

Gabbard says her campaign worked frantically to find out why, but she claims Google fed her BS answers and to date has "not provided a straight answer or let alone a credible one."

Gabbard -- an Iraq War veteran -- says the suspension came at the most crucial time in her campaign ... because immediately after her performance at the debate, Gabbard became the most searched candidate after entering relatively unknown.

Making matters worse ... Gabbard claims Google's sending campaign emails into people's spam folders. She says this is not happening with other candidates and calls it censorship.

Gabbard's suing because she says it's a violation of her First Amendment rights.

We've reached out to Google, and a spokeswoman tells TMZ ... the search engine has "automated systems that flag unusual activity on all advertiser accounts -- including large spending charges -- in order to prevent fraud and protect our customers."

The spokeswoman goes on to say, "In this case, our system triggered a suspension and the account was reinstated shortly thereafter."

'Avengers: Endgame' Spoiler-Free Internet Searches ... Thanks, Thanos & Google!!!

GOOGLE'S DECIMATION

Okay, you don't have to be an "Avengers: Endgame" fanatic to think this is SUPER cool -- 'cause it just is -- but if you are a Marvel die-hard ... Google's got your back.

You know how everyone associated with the blockbuster -- which opened Thursday night -- is panicked about spoilers hitting the Internet once people have seen it? Well, take a second and Google "Thanos" (for the uninitiated, he's the movie's villain).

Now, turn up the volume ... and on the right side of your screen click the gold glove with all the Infinity Stones in it. Watch and listen as Google cuts your search results in half -- a very Thanos move, if ya know movie -- and thereby reduces your chances of finding spoilers to the movie!!!

If you don't want to go through the process ... we recorded it so you can see how it works.

Everyone from the film's directors, Anthony and Joe Russo, to the cast of roughly 97 superstars have begged fans to avoid blowing the movie experience. Hell, we got Thanos himself, Josh Brolin, making his plea.

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We don't know if it will work -- there are a lot of jerks out there -- but kudos to Google and Disney for coming up with this.

That's just cool ... we don't care who you are.

Lady Gaga Pissed R. Kelly Collab Still For Sale ... On Google Play

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11:37 AM PT -- A source close to Gaga tells us the singer is furious the song is still on the Google service. We're told she was under the impression everything had been taken down, and this one, somehow, slipped through the cracks. Her team blames Google's switch of most of its music operations to YouTube for the lapse as Play dramatically cut staff.

10:35 AM PT -- IGA tells TMZ, "We are working on taking this down now."

Lady Gaga hasn't completely followed through on her promise to remove her song with R. Kelly from streaming platforms, because their collab is still available for purchase on Google Play Music.

As of this post, you can still throw down $1.29 to buy Lady Gaga's song, "Do What U Want (With My Body)" featuring R. Kelly.

Gaga said 6 days ago she was pulling the collab from iTunes and other streaming services as an act of solidarity with the women Kelly allegedly abused.

It HAS been disabled on iTunes, Spotify and YouTube. It's unclear if Google Play was overlooked, or if the purge just hasn't gotten to the platform yet.

As you know, Celine Dion, Ciara, Chance the Rapper and the Pussycat Dolls followed in Gaga's footsteps and pulled or are in the process of pulling their collabs with R. Kelly in the wake of Lifetime's docuseries, "Surviving R. Kelly." Still, it's interesting that Gaga and Kelly's song hasn't been completely scrubbed.

We've reached out to Google and Gaga ... so far, no word back.

Originally Published -- 10:18 AM PST

Google Fixes LaVar Ball Mistake 'We Dropped the Ball'

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No, LaVar Ball did NOT found the NBA -- despite some Google search results -- and now the company admits they "dropped the ball" when creating an online bio for the Big Baller.

Backstory ... if ya searched for "NBA founder" on Google on Tuesday morning, the results kicked back a photo of Lonzo's dad. Kinda funny.

The gaffe was reported across the sports news landscape -- and some people were wondering if it was an intentional "Easter Egg" thing, like Google's been known to do from time to time.

Fun Fact: Type in "Super Mario Bros" in the search bar and when you see the "?" box, click on it -- and you get a coin and 200 points! Keep clicking, you'll eventually get a 1 UP!

But, alas, Google says no Easter Eggs with LaVar ... telling TMZ Sports it was a simple mistake.

"Clearly we dropped the ball. Our team worked to address this issue quickly and within hours of being notified, we were able to fix the issue."

Fun while it lasted ...

Google Exec's Killer Ordered Deported She's Canada's Problem!!!

The prostitute dubbed the "Harbor Hooker" -- convicted in the killing of a Google executive -- has reportedly been ordered deported back to Canada.

Alix Tichelman completed her jail sentence March 29 but that morning she was handed over to Homeland Security. She pled guilty to involuntary manslaughter and administering drugs after injecting Goggle exec Timothy Hayes with heroin aboard his yacht back in 2013.

A judge determined her criminal conviction was enough to boot her from the US of A.

The 30-year-old high-end call girl was born in Canada but has reportedly spent little time there. She grew up in Georgia and had a U.S. green card.

She'll be in ICE's custody pending removal arrangements.