Abyss or Shelter? On the Relevance of Web Search Engines’ Search Results When People Google for Suicide

  title={Abyss or Shelter? On the Relevance of Web Search Engines’ Search Results When People Google for Suicide},
  author={Mario Haim and F. Arendt and S. Scherr},
  journal={Health Communication},
  pages={253 - 258}
ABSTRACT Despite evidence that suicide rates can increase after suicides are widely reported in the media, appropriate depictions of suicide in the media can help people to overcome suicidal crises and can thus elicit preventive effects. We argue on the level of individual media users that a similar ambivalence can be postulated for search results on online suicide-related search queries. Importantly, the filter bubble hypothesis (Pariser, 2011) states that search results are biased by… Expand
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