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Google Search Suggestions for Clinton are Positive; for Trump, they're Negative

Bias Charges-- Negative Articles About Hillary Clinton are Whitewashed

 

SourceFed, a news website with a very popular internet channel, has performed an analysis of Google search recommendations only to find that it appears Google is whitewashing search recommendations for Hillary Clinton. In comparison, Bing and Yahoo! produce fairer results.

Here's how it works: Soucefed says news.google.com site’s auto search feature intentionally omits items that might be hurtful to Hillary Clinton. Example:

Hillary Clinton CRI suggests "Hillary Clinton Crime bill", not "Hillary Clinton crime" or "Hillary Clinton criminal"

"Hillary Clinton Ind" suggests to Indiana, not Indictment

"Trump Rac" suggests "Trump Racist" in Yahoo, Bing or Google

What would be the motive to trip the search results in favor of Hillary? Because Alphabet Chairman Eric Schmidt is connected to the Hillary campaign as a donor and technical consultant.

Google denies the problem, and says it’s search results automatically filter out derogatory information for everyone.

"Has somebody messed with the algorithm?" asks one engineer. "There is too much coincidence here. The algorithm is designed by humans, there is nothing to prevent them from doing it. There are companies that would pay hundreds of thousands of dollars to get the favorable rankings "

"This comes on the heels of Facebook suppressing the news, are they deliberately trying to suppress the right and favor the left?" says one technical expert.

"If someone favored Hillary, would that be considered a campaign contribution?"

Separately, Twitter reports that a hacker stole over 1 million passwords, and offered to sell them for ten bitcoins, about $6,000. Twitter suggests that all users reset their passwords

We are all made aware of how much we rely on the likes of Twitter, Facebook and Google for our news these days in America.

Here's the report about Google:

WASHINGTON TIMES – An explosive report released Thursday suggests that Google manipulated its search engine to boost Democratic presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton by burying unflattering stories about her. A video posted by SourceFed, a news and pop-culture website, accused Google of attempting to boost secretly Mrs. Clinton's candidacy.

"Thanks to the help of our editor Spencer Reed, SourceFed has discovered that Google has been actively altering search recommendations in favor of Hillary Clinton's campaign so quietly that we were unable to see it for what it was until today," said SourceFed's Matt Lieberman in the video. For example, when typing "Hillary Clinton cri," Google's auto-complete function brings up as its top choice "Hillary Clinton crime reform," even though competing search engines Bing and Yahoo show the most popular search topics are "Hillary Clinton criminal charges" and "Hillary Clinton crime."

Google denied on Friday allegations that it manipulated its algorithm to bury stories unflattering to Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton.

"Google Autocomplete does not favor any candidate or cause," said a Google spokesperson in an email to the Washington Times.

"Claims to the contrary simply misunderstand how Autocomplete works. Our Autocomplete algorithm will not show a predicted query that is offensive or disparaging when displayed in conjunction with a person's name. More generally, our autocomplete predictions are produced based on a number of factors including the popularity of search terms," said the statement.

 

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