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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RE[4]: The article
by Alfman on Tue 6th Nov 2012 17:11 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: The article"
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Thom Holwerda,

"That's why I used a Google link. Should be accessible through that, right?"

Doesn't work for me. I disabled all blockers and still a no go. I tried to do the search directly from google, still not accessible.

I know what your talking about though, some news sites had a policy in place to enable one person to read the article from search engines, but when he'd send the link to others they'd have to pay.

Edit: To clarify, a paragraph excerpt is readable, but there's a link about becoming a subscriber to continue reading. Clicking that link shows a page that asks the user to become a 3 month subscriber for $22.

Edited 2012-11-06 17:27 UTC

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