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Is Google Even-Handed? Is The Bear Catholic? | Skating Under The Ice. Here is a story of three simple searches. The search I did is for the following terms: First, the results on Bing, Microsoft’s search engine … All but one have “left wing” or “left” in the headline. Next, the same search on DuckDuckGo, the privacy-oriented search engine … Again, all but one have “left wing” or “left” in the headline. Finally, the same search on Google. From looking at that, I’d swear that I’d searched for “right wing political violence united states”.

But wait, as they say on TV, there’s more. Google puts the terms that you search for, like say “terrorism”, in bold text on the search page that they return. Now, look at the image above. Google is searching for “right wing” when I specifically asked them to search for “left wing”??? And there is even more. Scary stuff, folks. You can believe half of what you read,A quarter of what you hear,…And an eighth of what you say. A very wise and amazing woman … regards to everyone on a lovely warm evening, w. Like this: Like Loading...

Google likely shifted undecided voters in 2018 election, researcher says. Example of Media Bias: By Peter Svab, March 25, 2019, Epoch Times: Google may have skewed the results of the 2018 midterm elections by millions of votes, according to research by psychologist Robert Epstein. Epstein had about 130 anonymous “field agents” in Orange County, California, and about 30 more across the country who had all their election-related Google search results recorded, more than 47,000 of them, including nearly 400,000 web pages that the search results linked to. “We found significant pro-liberal bias on Google—enough, quite easily, to have flipped all three congressional districts in Orange County from Republican to Democrat,” Epstein said in an emailed statement. Democrats indeed flipped in 2018 the three congressional seats in the county that Epstein zeroed in for his study.

Watch a March 25, 2019 report from OAN: They estimated the bias, based on ratings collected from thousands of people crowdsourced through sites like MTurk, he explained. Follow Dr. Questions 1. 1. 2. The Platform Designed to Sidestep Corporate Censorship. Is Google Even-Handed? Is The Bear Catholic? | Skating Under The Ice. GOOGLE: “Big Brother Knows Best” EU Considering Requiring a Broadcaster License to have YouTube Channel. Facebook Flags, Censors NPR Report on Inflated Government School Shooting Statistics. Earlier this week, NPR reported on the high number of school shootings alleged by the U.S. Department of Education. The 240 school shootings detailed in the department’s report on the 2015-2016 school year was significantly higher than other estimates.

So NPR, with the assistance of the non-profit group Child Trends, began doing what good journalists do: they collected data. My colleague shared NPR’s article with a few thousand Facebook friends and followers on Tuesday. It was flagged as spam and removed. Over a period of several months, they contacted every school. “[More] than two-thirds of these reported incidents never happened,” NPR reported. A colleague of mine, Sean Malone, shared NPR’s article—which carried the headline ”The School Shootings That Weren't”—with a few thousand Facebook friends and followers on Tuesday. It was flagged as spam and removed. Facebook’s crackdown on fake news and “hate speech” has been well chronicled.

Recent events suggest otherwise. How I Became a Casualty in the Facebook-Twitter Social Media Purges. Conservatives face a tough fight as Big Tech's censorship expands. Geologist Accuses Apple of Political Bias in Removing App Countering Climate Alarmism. GOOGLE and the ‘adjustment’ of inconvenient viewpoints, especially climate. Guest Opinion by Kip Hansen Disclaimer: The opinions expressed in this article are solely those of the author, Kip Hansen, and do not reflect the opinions of WUWT or Anthony Watts, owner and editor of this blog. This is an independent Opinion Piece. It is published here by the kind forbearance of Anthony Watts and does not necessarily reflect Mr. Watts’ personal or professional viewpoints.

Any errors are mine alone — Kip Hansen. Long Item Warning: This piece is 3600 words long and is estimated to take the average reader 18 minutes to read (every minute worth your effort). An odd thing happened when I wrote two recent essays regarding changes that Google has made to its web indexing/search algorithm. It’s a good thing that this site isn’t run by Google, because, if this were Google, those contrary voices would have had to be de-ranked, demoted, and sent to the very bottom of the comments list. The Guardian piece is titled: “Google acts against fake news on search engine. What to do? How Filter Bubbles Distort Reality: Everything You Need to Know. Why Facebook's Long Reign May Be Coming to an End.