Through the Google Goggles: Sociopolitical Bias in Search Engine Design

@inproceedings{Daz2008ThroughTG,
  title={Through the Google Goggles: Sociopolitical Bias in Search Engine Design},
  author={Alejandro D{\'i}az},
  year={2008}
}
Search engines like Google are essential to navigating the Web’s endless supply of news, political information, and citizen discourse. The mechanisms and conditions under which search results are selected should therefore be of considerable interest to media scholars, political theorists, and citizens alike. In this chapter, I adopt a “deliberative” ideal for search engines and examine whether Google exhibits the “same old” media biases of mainstreaming, hypercommercialism, and industry… CONTINUE READING

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