Google Search Results Are Politically Biased

December 7, 2016

Google search results are supposed to be objective and accurate.  The key phrase in the last sentence was objective, but studies have proven that algorithms can be just as biased as the humans who design them.  One would think that Google, one of the most popular search engines in the world, who have discovered how to program objective algorithms, but according to the International Business Times, “Google Search Results Tend To Have Liberal Bias That Could Influence Public Opinion.”

Did you ever hear Uncle Ben’s advice to Spider-Man, “With great power comes great responsibility.”  This advice rings true for big corporations, such as Google, that influence the public opinion. conducted a study the discovered searches using political terms displayed more pages with a liberal than a conservative view. What does Google have to say about it?

The Alphabet-owned company has denied any bias and told the Wall Street Journal: ‘From the beginning, our approach to search has been to provide the most relevant answers and results to our users, and it would undermine people’s trust in our results, and our company, if we were to change course.’  The company maintains that its search results are based on algorithms using hundreds of factors which reflect the content and information available on the Internet. Google has never made its algorithm for determining search results completely public even though over the years researchers have tried to put their reasoning to it.

This is not the first time Google has been accused of a liberal bias in its search results.  The consensus is that the liberal leanings are unintentional and is an actual reflection of the amount of liberal content on the Web.

What is the truth?  Only the Google gods know.

Whitney Grace, December 7, 2016


2 Responses to “Google Search Results Are Politically Biased”

  1. Josh on December 7th, 2016 8:01 pm

    The google gods are not the only ones who know. Search engine rules are clear and not hidden. I don’t have time to explain it to a moron like you who wouldn’t even understand anyway but keep believing this idiotic crap you read on the internet.

    It’s not biased, you’re just an idiot.

  2. Fawad khan on December 17th, 2016 3:16 pm

    very nice post. appreciated content
    keep it up

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