Google’s homepage on Feb. 1, 2019, celebrated Sojourner Truth. But its algorithms do not reflect the same inclusive approach.
Google's algorithms reflect bias against members of racialized and gendered groups.
How does searching affect voting?
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.
As the show’s popularity surged, interest in suicide also grew.
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Researchers found that suicide-related searches soared in the weeks after the show's release. What are the broader public health implications?
The Library of Congress is in Washington, D.C.
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?
Google argues that it simply gives consumers what they want.
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.
Do people use the internet in ways that disadvantage nonwhites?
The physical world is racially segregated as a result of structural racism. A researcher examines whether similar problems exist online.
Don’t panic: An international survey finds concerns about fake news are overblown.
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.
Can you trust the news you get on social media?
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.
Ready to serve.
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When a search query is loaded with implicit false assumptions, Google's results don't always promote the truth.
Google is responsible for search results.
Google has lost the latest round in the ongoing defamation case about its delivery of potentially harmful search results.
Just how common this sight is shows how big mobilegeddon’s impact will be.
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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.
The growing trend: searching the web from your smartphone.
With more people using the web from hand-held devices the search giant Google wants you to see more mobile-friendly websites.
The EU is attempting to influence search results beyond its borders.
Just how much information Google should remove from its search results when requested is being tested by the European Union which wants to extend its influence beyond its borders. The European Court of…
You can hide for now but maybe not forever.
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As Viviane Reding, vice-president of the European Commission, congratulates herself for forcing Google to comply with the right to be forgotten, she might want to take a moment to think about some issues…
Google has you in a filter bubble and you might not even know it.
After a long investigation, Google has finally reached a settlement with the European Commission about how it presents search results. The Commission had started investigating Google in the first place…
Hasta la vista AltaVista.
The news that Yahoo! is to close down AltaVista on 8 July was greeted on the internet with shock. Shock because everyone over the age of 30 thought their original search engine of choice had ceased to…