Google manipulates search engine to favor big business, says WSJ investigation

Google manipulates search engine to favor big business, says WSJ investigation

A recent Wall Street Journal investigation into Google’s search algorithm has found that the search engine manipulates its search results to hide controversial results related to sensitive subjects, as well as to favor big businesses. The study conducted over several weeks from July to September 2019, compared Google Search results with Microsoft’s Bing and DuckDuckGo.

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Petri Fide
Petri Fide 3 months

So the news here is that Google is an evil master and we are all puppets.

Akira Kevin
Akira Kevin 3 months

Bing is actually pretty decent, especially with pictures. DDG is ok for just web results. Metacrawler if you REALLY wanna dig into the controversial.

Kyle G
Kyle G 3 months

I’m shocked! SHOCKED!....well I’m not that shocked.

Leo Miggel
Leo Miggel 3 months

I mean, if you are an ill-informed moron without criteria this algorithm dictates your life, otherwise you'll find what you are looking for if you don't conform with the first 3 links it shows you.

Mitchell
Mitchell 2 months

Insert slowpoke meme.

Max Bants
Max Bants 2 months

anyone using google search is just getting what they deserve. Google rose to the top because they were the best at delivering relevant results. now they aren't; use bing, use yandex, use qwant...

Marc
Marc 3 months

not surprising!

Mark
Mark 2 months

Is anyone really surprised about this? Big business helping out other big businesses dupe the little people.

Nops
Nops 2 months

Use duckduckgo.com instead. Google search is overrated anyways

John Keith
John Keith 2 months

Sure, everyone here can decide to use a different search engine, but untold millions of people use Google. As a small tech business it means it’s harder than ever to not only break through the noise of the content glut, but we also need to overcome the Google programmed bias. Not that this is anything new. Just didn’t hear this perspective much in other comments. Poor, poor pitiful me.

White mana matters
White mana matters 2 months

Put it in the "DUH" folder George.

Binx1
Binx1 2 months

So what! Duh!! use different browser, know your privacy options. dont go 3rd party channels. direct website for your browser, apps, cards phone# photos, cloud, location, ect. device. u know know. know your password privacy, lean how to request to remove from apps, hist, old settings.

Unity.Nat
Unity.Nat 2 months

Then that should be enough Justification to break Google up but I'm afraid our countries are far too corrupt to raise a finger. Just question and move on sadly.

IvoryDove
IvoryDove 2 months

In other news "Dog bites child".

pseudo
pseudo 2 months

how is this even considered news

Lord Baktor
Lord Baktor 2 months

Did they actually need an investigation for that? I ciuld've told them right away.

Ben B.
Ben B. 2 months

Wow really, tell me something I haven't been told about ten thousand times in the past 3 years

Ironborn Pyke
Ironborn Pyke 2 months

shocking lol

The Oracle8191
The Oracle8191 2 months

Who's genuinely surprised?

Randy Souse-Git
Randy Souse-Git 2 months

Bing + Bing Rewards.

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