Wikipedia is considered by many in the media to be “the Internet’s greatest store of knowledge.” But what happens when that knowledge is compromised?
New York’s State Senate is considering a bill that will allow the government to investigate a citizen’s social media and search engine history before the sale of a handgun.
With concerns about tech bias dominating the news cycle, Google wants to remove its information panel from search engine results. The Knowledge Panel, generated primarily by crowd-sourced information website Wikipedia, is often the first thing users see when searching a topic such as a celebrity, historical figure, or political party.
Google CEO Sundar Pichai is heading to Congress to answer accusations his company censors conservatives, as well as respond to reports that the firm will create a censored search just for China.
Google has been under fire for complying with foreign governments’ totalitarian policies. In an New York Times interview, Google CEO Sundar Pichai tried to combat internal and external backlash against the company’s accomodations to China’s communist government by saying "we are censoring search results because we're complying with the law."
Liberal activist organizations seem to have plenty of leverage with social media and tech companies these days. According to a letter sent from Breitbart’s attorney to lefty group Sleeping Giants, Google must have taken the liberal activist group’s complaints about Breitbart pretty seriously.
Is Google News neutral? Not according to a new report that studied the issue and determined that its results were skewed liberal. AllSides, a media technology group, spent two weeks analyzing Google News’ homepage and determined that news outlets with a left-leaning bias were always at the top of the list.
Media Research Center President Brent Bozell responded today to news of a leaked internal report from Google that suggested in order to prevent certain political events, tech companies would have to start censoring web content. "This story confirms our worst fear...."
Is the world’s largest search engine really free? And, if not, are its users? An 85-page document leaked to Breitbart argued that in order to prevent certain political events, tech companies would have to start censoring web content.
Google as an international company seems to have different priorities. The tech giant announced on October 9 that it was dropping out of the $10 billion dollar contract bidding for the Pentagon initiative known as JEDI.
It’s hard to believe that people with political agendas are capable of building unbiased products. Google certainly faces that test. After Brett Kavanaugh was confirmed to the Supreme Court on Saturday, October 6, several employees and executives at Google expressed their rage on Twitter.
In leaked emails published in a Breitbart report, a Google search engineer made strong arguments for censoring members of the GOP. In an email thread dated June 19, 2018, Blake Lemoine, a senior software engineer, commented on Rep. Marsha Blackburn R-TN and her Fox News op-ed, also published in June.