More Google Search Bias?

duckduckgoHeat 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:

Google 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.

About jimbelton

I'm a software developer, and a writer of both fiction and non-fiction, and I blog about movies, books, and philosophy. My interest in religious philosophy and the search for the truth inspires much of my writing.
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