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 ...

Data War 2023: Google

by dan, Friday, March 03, 2023, 17:26 (507 days ago) @ dulan drift

It may be old news, but it's new to me! I tested it and indeed that soft search block is still in effect.

Google is an arm of the US government. It just is. Or is it the other way around? Microsoft and Google servers run much of the US government, and I'm sure Amazon figures in there somewhere. This is an indisputable fact. Most US govt. employees must have both Microsoft and Google accounts as part of their job. Facebook is required as well, albeit unofficially.

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