Search Engines Show Biased Results – Old Gold & Black
Google perpetuates a left-wing value system by manipulating search results
If you’re reading this on your device, may I ask how you got to this article? Did you type “Old, Gold & Black” into Google, or did you follow a link that opened in your Chrome browser? Did you use a browser like Firefox or Safari or one of the many search engines like Yahoo or DuckDuckGo? If you answered yes to any of these questions, I have bad news for you.
Last week, I listened to a long-running podcast with Dr. Robert Epstein, a psychologist who researches Google’s policies and its role in influencing the world’s population.
If you were to Google Epstein, the first result would likely be an article calling him a right-wing conspirator. This is an example of the tools of persuasion that Google uses, as any follower of Epstein would know that he is not interested in politics. Instead, it works in the interest of preserving democracy and freedom of choice for everyone.
Big tech wants to divide us and keep us from uniting against a common enemy. I urge you to renounce the tribal mentality that has seeped into our society and take action to regain the autonomy that is being stripped from us every day.
In this way, Google is deliberately trying to sway opinion against Epstein and anything that doesn’t fit his agenda. Consider how Google has these handy search suggestions, like when you type “A” and get suggestions like “Amazon” or “Amazon Prime.” These are heavily visited websites, so it makes sense that they show up in your personalized suggestions, but it’s also no secret that Amazon and Google have made deals to benefit each other.
This becomes dangerous when you consider an undecided voter in the 2016 election. They went to Google – as most people do – to research the candidates. This is where Epstein’s theory of the “search engine manipulation effect” (SEME) comes into play. He and his team discovered that during election season, if someone typed in “Hillary Clinton,” the suggestions would only be positive and lead you to her charitable donations or the successful policies she implemented. If you type “Donald Trump” you will get suggestions about any of his scandals or bankruptcies. One could argue that there is simply more information about the negative aspects of Trump, but people at the time were also interested in Clinton’s ties to foreign enemies, his role in Benghazi, and his questionable gifts. Epstein argues that such factors affected around 78.2 million votes. He also claimed in 2019 congressional testimony that the “autocomplete” option can turn a 50/50 split for a candidate into a 90/10 split.
The scary part is that it’s getting harder and harder to use alternative methods. Engines like Yahoo and DuckDuckGo do not harvest websites themselves and instead rely on Google and its lists of websites, including blacklists that target specific pages. Blacklisted pages may not show up when searching for information on them, or they may be relegated to the bottom of lists where most users are unlikely to see them. Website placement criteria are also highly subjective, with guidelines being put in place for obvious categories such as pornography and excessive violence, as well as less specific categories which might be “something else”.
This malicious manipulation is performed for several reasons. One of those reasons is to perpetuate Google’s left-wing value system. Although private companies are entitled to their beliefs, it becomes dangerous when they have the power to manipulate public opinion. Google not only censors conservative opinions, but also socialist and progressive opinions that can threaten big business.
Internet access becomes a necessary utility for survival. However, this utility is controlled by private companies who sell our data and control the expression of opinion. There are several ways to combat this, such as the Brave browser, an alternative to Chrome that accesses the Internet without manipulation techniques and tracking software. You may also recognize that Google’s suggested searches may be a way to manipulate you in a way that fits their agenda, but not yours, and be aware when you click on a suggested search, rather than falling into manipulation. subtle.
It is not a political position. Big tech wants to divide us and keep us from uniting against a common enemy. I urge you to renounce the tribal mentality that has seeped into our society and take action to regain the autonomy that is being stripped from us every day.