"Google’s search algorithm appears to be systematically promoting information that is either false or slanted with an extreme rightwing bias on subjects as varied as climate change and homosexuality. Following a recent investigation by the Observer, which found that Google’s search engine prominently suggests neo-Nazi websites and antisemitic writing, the Guardian has uncovered a dozen additional examples of biased search results. Google’s search algorithm and its autocomplete function prioritize websites that, for example, declare that climate change is a hoax, being gay is a sin, and the Sandy Hook mass shooting never happened."
Friday, December 16, 2016
How Google's search algorithm spreads false information with a rightwing bias; Guardian, 12/16/16
Olivia Solon and Sam Levin, Guardian; How Google's search algorithm spreads false information with a rightwing bias: