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Google Search Biased, sez another study.

By MisdemeanorRebel follow MisdemeanorRebel   2018 Aug 28, 7:48pm 1,268 views   6 comments   watch   nsfw   quote   share      

Almost 40% more left and far left results than neutral, right, or far right.

A search for "Republican Platform", for example, the first 8 results include one site with the text, and then 7 left wing sites critical of it.

For other controversial keywords like “minimum wage”, “abortion,” “NAFTA”, “Iraq war”, “campaign finance reform”, “global warming”, “marijuana legalization”, and “tpp”, no right-leaning websites are to be found among the top results.


Top search results are broadly perceived as being the most accurate and authoritative by members of the public with the first five search results accounting for an estimated 67% of all clicks and the first three results alone accounting for over 55% of all clicks.

In their 2015 study, Robert Epstein and Ronald Robertson concluded that the order of search results can have a big impact on voter behavior — and in the event of a close election, this effect could even be profound enough to determine the outcome of the election.
1   steverbeaver   ignore (1)   2018 Aug 28, 8:37pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

I believe it, have noticed it for myself for quite a while. Switched to Bing, seemed to work OK. Edge browser default is also pretty biased it seems. Haven't tried DuckDuckGo much. What does Patnet recommend?
2   Patrick   ignore (1)   2018 Aug 28, 8:58pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

DuckDuckGo is OK, but results are sometimes not very relevant.

Bing is perhaps better, but then you're giving all your personal search history to Microsoft instead of Google. Not much of an improvement in privacy.
3   MisdemeanorRebel   ignore (3)   2019 Jan 16, 2:00pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Confirmed: Is "Manually Curated" Search Queries, after CEO denied one existed.
4   SunnyvaleCA   ignore (1)   2019 Jan 16, 2:08pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Google search: American Inventors
List across shows some 90% of "American Inventors" are black. Amazing.

Oh, it must be that Google thinks "American" somehow means "African American." Let's test that:
Google search: famous American criminals
List across shows a mix of races roughly proportional to population mix.
5   Ceffer   ignore (6)   2019 Jan 16, 3:14pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

When I google "Trump", there are only 10 pages of "Trump Is Scum" before getting to some actual information, so it's improving.
6   cmdrda2leak   ignore (0)   2019 Jan 16, 5:51pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

I find duckduckgo to be good-to-acceptable. only thing I use from Google anymore is street view. OpenStreetMaps needs a street view service. I've been thinking about how to do this

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