A very interesting article puts Google’s objectivity in doubt. Read it and you decide for yourself:
The leftist tech empire Google, which also moonlights as an SJW think tank that fires employees who dare to question their agenda, is alleged by many on the Right to have fixed their search results to favor left-wing sites.
On top of facing a $9 billion dollar fine from the European Union after a seven-year investigation showed evidence of Google allegedly rigging their search engines to favor the company’s online shopping service in violation of anti-trust laws, the company now faces intense scrutiny from conservatives who accuse them of having not only left-wing culture at work, but a left-wing culture in their service.
A recent study in 2016 conducted by online-search marketer CanIRank.com found that “50 recent Google searches for political terms turned up more liberal leaning sites than conservative ones, rated by a four-person panel,” according to Newsmax.
Google’s search results are “determined by algorithms using hundreds of factors” and “reflect the content and information that is available on the internet,” according to the company, which boasts their search engine’s ability to give people only the best information to avoid eroding trust.
The favoring of liberal sites over conservative ones has a negative effect on sites they shift to the bottom.
“Google is basically a popularity engine in the sense that the more links you have, the higher you’re ranked,” said Nick Diakopoulos, journalism professor at the University of Maryland who studies algorithms.
“If you have a larger cluster on the left and more linking between those pages, it’s a self-reinforcing thing.”
What about information in general? Do Google search results give biased or skewed information for, say, specific genders? An anonymous tip, whose veracity we confirmed, showed something interesting.
The FTSE are the top 100 companies listed on London’s Stock Exchange with the highest market capitalization. Only 7 of the 100 companies have a woman CEO, and yet, if you type “FTSE 100 CEOs” on Google, the top search results show only the ladies in the four featured slots. Coincidence or bias? See for yourself: