This is so disappointing. Ever since ‘to google’ became a verb, I have felt total trust in using the search engine for learning more about something. Now, it seems that people working definitely wanted to influence what we found during the last election.
By Corinne Weaver~
Research has shown that Google has a habit of downranking conservative news in the search rankings. Now The Daily Caller has proof of employees wanting to do so.
The Daily Caller published leaked emails from Google on November 30, which singled out the Caller and Breitbart as “opinion blogs” that should be downranked on Google Search. A Google engineer, Scott Byer, wrote, “How many times did you see the Election now card with items from opinion blogs (Breitbart, Daily Caller) elevated next to legitimate news organizations? That’s something that can and should be fixed.”
He also wanted Google to plan for the election in 2020, saying, “Let’s make sure that we reverse things in four years — demographics will be on our side.”
Other Google employees chimed in with concern that by measuring the news, other sources could be marked as illegitimate as well. One engineer…
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