You have evolved to tap into the wisdom of the crowds. But on social media your cognitive biases can lead you astray.
More advertising and “smarter” search algorithms are changing how Googling works.
Unlike scholars, Google's search engine can't automatically decide which sources are the most important, most accurate or most significant.
News organisations are wracking their brains on how to get people to their sites.
Search engines, like social media algorithms, get you to click on links by learning what other people click on. Enticing misinformation often comes out on top.
There are other ways to search the web without Google, and some options help protect your privacy while another is good for the planet.
Will Apple's search engine have the same ill fate as Microsoft's Bing?
Google pays Apple to make its search engine the default on its devices, but the iPhone maker actually has more market power in the relationship.
Google’s algorithms reflect bias against members of racialized and gendered groups.
Social media sites aren’t the only online systems that can secretly influence people’s votes. Search engines can too and may be even more successful – and undetectable.
Researchers found that suicide-related searches soared in the weeks after the show’s release. What are the broader public health implications?
Catalog data are a library’s most important map to knowledge. What does it mean that
the Library of Congress just released 25 million records to the public?
Online search ads are big business. Retailers have to work hard to compete for visibility in Google’s online searches as the company faces trouble in the European Union over its Shopping site.
The physical world is racially segregated as a result of structural racism. A researcher examines whether similar problems exist online.
Concerns over filter bubbles and fake news are often based on anecdotal evidence. There is relatively little systematic research on the topic; a new survey finds widespread fears are unwarranted.
How do you know your search results or social media feeds aren’t being manipulated for political purposes? It’s not a crime to do so. But we believe it should be.
When a search query is loaded with implicit false assumptions, Google’s results don’t always promote the truth.
Google has lost the latest round in the ongoing defamation case about its delivery of potentially harmful search results.
Web users are increasingly mobile and Google has updated its vital search ranking algorithm to suit - sites that haven’t moved with the times will suffer.
With more people using the web from hand-held devices the search giant Google wants you to see more mobile-friendly websites.