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Yet Another Study Reveals Bias in Google’s News Search
National Legal and Policy Center ^ | May 16, 2019 | Paul Chesser

Posted on 06/24/2020 3:25:32 PM PDT by Bogle

"Northwestern research confirms other reports about Google’s alleged news search bias favoring liberal outlets and outcomes. During the 2016 campaign research psychologist Robert Epstein confirmed earlier findings revealed in a viral YouTube video that showed Google’s auto-complete search function (when you start typing and Google recommends various search terms) offered only positive suggestions when beginning a search on “Hillary Clinton,” but no negative ones. Google-owned YouTube has now censored that damning video."

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TOPICS: Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: bias; capitalism; communism; google; seme
I recently conducted my own experiment with the terms "communism" and "capitalism," and Google's auto-complete recommendations were overwhelmingly in favor of communism ( ) over capitalism. I know that most freepers need no convincing that Google is biased, and we may be tilting at windmills when we try to convince "the unlearned" about the insidious, omnipresent bias against conservatism. But I don't think it's ever time to quit teaching.
1 posted on 06/24/2020 3:25:32 PM PDT by Bogle
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To: Bogle

Depends on your definition of “bias”. Let me check Google for that ...

2 posted on 06/24/2020 3:27:46 PM PDT by CatOwner
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To: Bogle

That thread title could have just ended with Google and still been correct

3 posted on 06/24/2020 3:28:16 PM PDT by dp0622 (The very future of tihe Republic is at stake. We no that makes sw know dems will do ANYTHING to win.)
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To: CatOwner


4 posted on 06/24/2020 3:30:56 PM PDT by Bogle
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To: Bogle

Google = 21st Century Gulag

5 posted on 06/24/2020 3:45:40 PM PDT by antidemoncrat (uff)
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Years back when I didn’t have Drudge bookmarked (not viewed now) I would type in Drudge and “Drudge Retort” always came up 2nd or 3rd.

6 posted on 06/24/2020 3:53:30 PM PDT by F450-V10
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To: F450-V10

Yes! That’s exactly the kind of thing you see.

7 posted on 06/24/2020 4:02:12 PM PDT by Bogle
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To: Bogle

There has been an exodus from twitter to Parler! Thousands are trading twitter and heading off to parler....going to check it out!! Trump is thinking about it too!! #Parler

8 posted on 06/24/2020 4:09:39 PM PDT by RoseofTexas
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BBC and other FakeNewsMSM are pushing Facebook to censor President Trump even more. heard Zoe Kleinman on BBC World Service Radio today getting agitated about this - can’t find the audio:

24 Jun: BBC: George Floyd: Ben & Jerry’s joins Facebook ad boycott
Ben and Jerry’s has joined a growing list of firms pulling advertising from Facebook platforms throughout July.
It’s part of the Stop Hate For Profit campaign, which calls on Facebook to have stricter measures against racist and hateful content...
Earlier this week outdoor brands The North Face, Patagonia and REI joined the campaign (LINK)...
Earlier this week the freelance job listing platform Upwork and the open-source software developer Mozilla also joined the campaign...

The Stop Hate for Profit campaign was launched last week by advocacy groups, including the Anti-Defamation League, the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, and the Color Of Change.
The movement has said it is a “response to Facebook’s long history of allowing racist, violent and verifiably false content to run rampant on its platform”...

This month the company’s staff spoke out against the tech giant’s decision not to remove or flag a post by US President Donald Trump.
The same message was shared on Twitter, where it was hidden behind a warning label on the grounds that it “glorified violence”...

25 Jun: TV News UK: Daily Mail: Mark Zuckerberg visits Hawaii amid Facebook advertising woes
Zuckerberg’s beach day came to light just as his company was targeted by ‘Stop the Hate for Profit’, an initiative supported by the Anti-Defamation League (ADL), the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) and other groups...
The #StopHateForProfit campaign comes as Facebook faces growing pressure over its hands-off approach to misinformation and inflammatory posts, including from President Donald Trump...

Twitter’s decision in May to hide one of Trump’s tweets for ‘glorifying violence’ exposed turmoil at Facebook, with employees rebelling against Zuckerberg’s refusal to sanction false or inflammatory posts by the president.
Facebook last week said it removed ads by Trump’s re-election campaign that contained a symbol used in Nazi Germany for political prisoners, a move welcomed by rights activists.

The activists called on Facebook to crack down harder on Trump and his campaign as the November election looms.
‘It is clear that Facebook and its CEO, Mark Zuckerberg, are no longer simply negligent, but in fact, complacent in the spread of misinformation, despite the irreversible damage to our democracy,’ the NAACP said in a tweet...

The coalition criticized Zuckerberg’s decision late last month to leave up a particularly inflammatory Trump post, which stated in part: ‘When the looting starts, the shooting starts’. Twitter hid the same message behind a warning that said the post ‘incited violence’.

Several Facebook employees staged a ‘virtual walkout’ over Zuckerberg’s decision.
The Facebook co-founder then held a conference call with civil rights leaders who condemned him for failing to remove the post.
In a subsequent statement, Rashad Robinson of Color of Change, Vanita Gupta of the Leadership Conference and Sherrilyn Ifill of LDF said: ‘He [Zuckerberg] did not demonstrate understanding of historic or modern-day voter suppression and he refuses to acknowledge how Facebook is facilitating Trump’s call for violence against protesters. Mark is setting a very dangerous precedent for other voices who would say similar harmful things on Facebook.’

Other organizations in the campaign include the Anti-Defamation League, the NAACP, Sleeping Giants, Free Press and Common Sense...
Last week, the campaign took out a full page ad in the Los Angeles Times pushing for companies to boycott Facebook...

9 posted on 06/24/2020 4:22:59 PM PDT by MAGAthon (h)
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To: Bogle
Google/YouTube, Microsoft, Facebook, etc all used their technology to subvert the Second Amendment. People who failed to apply significant leverage in those cases falsely believed the bias would be contained or measured. No one at this point has any reason to believe they wouldn’t put a thumb on the scale in every other domain of interest. Moving to companies that respect you can be difficult, inconvenient, and even cost you financially. But it’s the most effective way to make your voice heard.
10 posted on 06/24/2020 4:48:27 PM PDT by ammodotcom
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To: Bogle

Search Engine Manipulation Effect. (seme)

11 posted on 06/24/2020 5:49:52 PM PDT by ProgressingAmerica (Public meetings are superior to newspapers)
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To: Bogle

I use Bing as my search engine.

12 posted on 06/24/2020 8:32:17 PM PDT by Parley Baer
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