Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 5th Nov 2012 12:28 UTC
Google "Google's quest to guess what we want before we want it has produced an unusual side effect: a disparity in the results the company presents about the presidential candidates. A Wall Street Journal examination found that the search engine often customizes the results of people who have recently searched for 'Obama' - but not those who have recently searched for 'Romney'." A confirmation bias' wet dream, this. The confirmation bias is already one of the root psychological causes of much of the problems in the world as it is - we really shouldn't have technology companies make it worse. Technology - and more specifically, the internet - should fight this bias, not affirm it.
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In The Plex
by runjorel on Mon 5th Nov 2012 16:32 UTC
runjorel
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2009-02-09

One thing that I am sure is not going to help Google's case is that if you ever read 'In The Plex' about Google, Google has practically endorsed Obama since the last election. Former Google employees went to work for his campaign and even some White House Staffers are ex-Google employees.

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