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Google Workers Discussed Tweaking Search Function to Counter Travel Ban
WSJ ^ | 9/20/2018 | John D. McKinnon and Douglas MacMillan

Posted on 09/20/2018 5:27:16 PM PDT by bitt

WASHINGTON—Days after the Trump administration instituted a controversial travel ban in January 2017, Google employees discussed how they could tweak the company’s search-related functions to show users how to contribute to pro-immigration organizations and contact lawmakers and government agencies, according to internal company emails.

The email traffic, reviewed by The Wall Street Journal, shows that employees proposed ways to “leverage” search functions and take steps to counter what they considered to be “islamophobic, algorithmically biased results from search terms ‘Islam’, ‘Muslim’, ’Iran’, etc.” and “prejudiced, algorithmically biased search results from search terms `Mexico’, `Hispanic’, `Latino’, etc.”

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1 posted on 09/20/2018 5:27:16 PM PDT by bitt
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2 posted on 09/20/2018 5:27:33 PM PDT by bitt (We know not what course others may take, but as for me, Give me Liberty, or Give me Death!)
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To: bitt

Tucker just talked about this.

WOW... Google lies.. surprise, surprise, surprise


3 posted on 09/20/2018 5:33:00 PM PDT by tired&retired (Blessings)
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To: bitt

You can quit abusing the Breaking news sidebar.

Now.


4 posted on 09/20/2018 5:34:07 PM PDT by Admin Moderator
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To: tired&retired

They were very pro Hillary for the last election and they used their algorithms to benefit her.


5 posted on 09/20/2018 5:34:25 PM PDT by tired&retired (Blessings)
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To: Admin Moderator

Thank you.

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6 posted on 09/20/2018 5:35:03 PM PDT by Lurker (President Trump isn't our last chance. President Trump is THEIR last chance.)
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To: bitt

Islam is evil
Google helping Islam is evil.
Google is evil.


7 posted on 09/20/2018 5:54:29 PM PDT by Lurkinanloomin (Natural Born Citizen Means Born Here of Citizen Parents__Know Islam, No Peace - No Islam, Know Peace)
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To: bitt

Google is evil.

5.56mm


8 posted on 09/20/2018 5:59:56 PM PDT by M Kehoe (DRAIN THE SWAMP!)
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To: bitt

It appears that Yahoo is every bit as bad. Earlier today, I happened to try a search for “women who claim bill clinton assaulted them.” Not a single result on included the name “Bill Clinton.” In fact, all the results were about Kavanaugh.

Tell me these search engines aren’t political. They need to be legally held as publishers for editorial content.

Duckduckgo DID return results regarding Bill Clinton.

Mark


9 posted on 09/20/2018 6:34:16 PM PDT by MarkL (Do I really look like a guy with a plan?)
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To: Lurkinanloomin

Google is also developing a search engine for tracking people by their cell phones and phone numbers with the Chinese military. Google is enabling the totalitarian, communist state to track its victims. Google is EXTREMELY evil.

Mark


10 posted on 09/20/2018 6:40:22 PM PDT by MarkL (Do I really look like a guy with a plan?)
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To: MarkL

Using the duck. Never Google. Ever!


11 posted on 09/20/2018 7:29:29 PM PDT by Nuc 1.1 (Nuc 1 Liberals aren't Patriots. Remember 1789!)
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To: MarkL
Tell me these search engines aren’t political.

They're like Automats: real people are cooking and sliding things through those little glass doors.

12 posted on 09/20/2018 7:32:21 PM PDT by thecodont
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To: bitt

DuckDuckGo! Threw Chrome and I.E. in the trash


13 posted on 09/20/2018 7:55:22 PM PDT by Bommer (Help out 2ndDivisionVet and his wife - https://www.gofundme.com/married-recent-amputees)
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14 posted on 09/20/2018 10:22:23 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (www.tapatalk.com/groups/godsgravesglyphs/, forum.darwincentral.org, www.gopbriefingroom.com)
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