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Where the Earth is flat and 9/11 is an inside job: A comparative algorithm audit of conspiratorial information in web search results

  title={Where the Earth is flat and 9/11 is an inside job: A comparative algorithm audit of conspiratorial information in web search results},
  author={Aleksandra Urman and Mykola Makhortykh and Roberto Ulloa and Juhi Kulshrestha},
Web search engines are important online information intermediaries that are frequently used and highly trusted by the public despite multiple evidence of their outputs being subjected to inaccuracies and biases. One form of such inaccuracy, which so far received little scholarly attention, is the presence of conspiratorial information, namely pages promoting conspiracy theories. We address this gap by conducting a comparative algorithm audit to examine the distribution of conspiratorial… 


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