Data War 2023: Google (General)

by dulan drift ⌂, Wednesday, March 01, 2023, 17:34 (509 days ago)

This is old news, but first time i came across it. It's self-explanatory as to why ...

Insider: During the Wall Street Journal's Tech Health conference on June 9 (2021), WSJ reporter Jamie Heller said her colleague noticed Google does not autofill searches for "coronavirus lab leak" the way it does for other queries.

Feinberg (google health-tech head) responded by saying Google employs a group of clinicians on its Search team and YouTube team to make sure the tech giant isn't "leading people down pathways that we would find to be not authoritative information.

Bear in mind the authoritative information was obvious-crap from the get-go.

He added users can find whatever they are looking for using Google — including misinformation — but the tech firm aims to ensure the first thing users see is information coming from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the World Health Organization, national health systems, and other authorities.

All spreading misinformation like their lives depended on it.

Feinberg: If you're looking for a conspiracy, you can certainly find it on the internet ... we just don't want it to be the first thing that you see.

aka the-last-thing-you-see

Even searching for this story is hard work - as it would be ...

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