Sunday, December 14, 2008

Tainted Search

Google this week admitted that its staff will pick and choose what appears in its search results.

Google Cranks Up The Consensus Engine

Some of us have long suspected this... now we know.

Concensus is for our own good.


da patriot said...

Well, if consensus is good for global warming (science by consensus, why not everything else.

jan said...

I was going to say the same thing. Let's vote on the next manufactured crisis.

Papa Frank said...

Google -- just another kool-aid customer!!!

Brooke said...

Information selection at it's finest!

cube said...

da patriot: Yeah, concensus is good for us ;-)

jan: The upcoming ice age? The neo-Depression? Obama's lack of qualifications to be president?

Papa Frank: Gool-aid?

Brooke: It don't git no better'n that ;-)

Z said...

All very funny, but what do we DO about this?
Frontpagemag has about 1/4 the comments it used to get and there's talk it's because Google doesn't link its articles much anymore.
This is censorship, pure and simple, and Conservatives are not happy. ...Americans should be furious.


And, if a conservative search site started up that got popular, they'd try a Fairness Doctrine against it or give it the negative hype they gave FOX before it even went on the air.

cube said...

Z: That's a good question. Let's all put on our thinking caps and see if we can't come up with an answer.

I'm all for a truly politically-free algorithm selected by a computer. Can we do that?

Shea said...

not surprising,

Anonymous said...

Times have changed such that one is actually surprised if media outlets and organisations like google and yahoo turn out to be unbiased.

"Well, if consensus is good for global warming (science by consensus, why not everything else."

Ah but only for some things Patriot, on global warming they're happy to drag us all down the path to ruin based on their supposed consensus, but on things like gay-marriage, suddenly consensus is not so equal.

Jamie Dawn said...

Yes, Master.

cube said...

mksviews: Exactly. According to the liberals, some concensus is more equal than others.