Heat Street has published an article entitled “Does Google Have a Liberal Bias? Search Results for Roger Ailes“. Lets see what the top nine results look like on both Google and Duck Duck Go:
|Duck Duck Go|
|Roger Ailes – Wikipedia||Roger Ailes – Wikipedia|
|Roger Ailes’ Son Says He’s ‘Coming After’ Accusers at Memorial||Roger Ailes, who built Fox News into a powerhouse, dies at 77|
|Taibbi: Roger Ailes Was One of the Worst Americans Ever||Roger Ailes, Who Built Fox News Into an Empire, Dies at 77|
|Roger Ailes’s life achievement? He helped create this nightmare world||Roger Ailes, Former Fox News Chief, Dies at 77 – WSJ|
|Inside the Final Days of Roger Ailes’s Reign at Fox News | Vanity Fair||Roger Ailes, former Fox News chief, dead at 77 – CBS News|
|Roger Ailes is remembered at an intimate funeral | Daily Mail Online||Roger Ailes Scandal: Julie Roginsky Hits Fox News With Sex …|
|Roger Ailes: The Man Who Wrecked Conservatism – The New York Times||Roger Ailes, Former Fox News CEO, Dies At 77 : The Two-Way|
|Roger Ailes, Who Built Fox News Into an Empire, Dies at 77 – The New||How Fox News Women Took Down Roger Ailes – NYMag|
|How Roger Ailes Built the Fox News Fear Factory – Rolling Stone||Former Fox News Chairman Roger Ailes is dead – ABC News|
I have to agree with Heat Street, this looks like intentional bias. While articles 2 through 5 on Duck Duck Go are about Ailes recent passing, Google’s are all discussing his alleged sexual misconduct. I suppose it is possible, due to differences in their algorithms and Duck Duck Go’s more limited ability to crawl the web, that this is unintentional, but it sure seems suspicious.
I highly recommend trying out Duck Duck Go. While slightly slower than Google, the search results seem to be of high quality. As Google is forced to bend to the will of world governments and voluntarily opts to bias toward political factions and the social justice movement, the need for an alternative that provides unbiased search results will become more important.