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Old 09-03-2019, 12:16 AM
 
Location: Old Mother Idaho
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Ask Jeeves.

Get used to it.
Ask Google. It didn't get to the top of the search engine industry by accidentally being the best search engine. There were already a bunch of them when Google began. There were a lot of much larger search engines that were serving quite well, too; AOL, Yahoo! and Alta Vista were just some of them.

If Google has a political bias, it's because its customers were searching for the questions and answers that created the bias. Google got to be #1 by providing the answers most asked in the order the customers believed were the most accurate.

In other words, hive knowledge determines the truth or the falsehood. Its the same principle that drives most of the internet. Most of the questions asked on Google are not political, so there's little disagreement on the answers.

Since politics is a matter of faith more than facts, all the search engines display both sides of any political matter. Google just lists the answers that get the greatest response at the top of the list.

Being at the top doesn't really indicate whether the questioners agree with the answer or not. Questioners who are looking for reasons to disagree to a political question are probably just as many as those who agree and seek confirmation.

Interpretation of an answer is up to the questioner, not the search engine. If someone disagrees with the top answer, the Google list will show one further down that agrees. How much further down is reflective of how many folks believe an answer to be true or false.

Most of the time, there is a cluster of answers that all say exactly the same thing, so Google accurately reflects the places most folks go to seek answers to a question. In politics, Google shows clearly which sources of political news is most popular, but it doesn't, and can't show which of those popular places is the most accurate.

And in politics, what is accuracy? What people want to believe, or what the government says it is, or what non-governmental sources say it is? Political belief never depends on truth. It's like religion. Faith is independent of truth.

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Old 09-03-2019, 12:45 AM
 
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Yawn.....stretch..........

I'm sure DOJ is highly qualified to deconstruct AI code. Only 6% of Scientists ID as Republican and I doubt that the top people are immoral enough to work for the current Admin.

Remember, you are talking about the guy who asked Zuck "How do you make money?" and who accused him of making the iPhone he held in his hand.

I think those cave dwellers are a LONG way from understanding multiplication let alone AI.
What ridiculous obsfucation and leftsplainin!
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Old 09-03-2019, 12:46 AM
 
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Goolusion.
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Old 09-03-2019, 07:40 AM
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Robert Epstein- Hillary voter testifies.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hO6pw_2lHnI
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Old 09-03-2019, 07:58 AM
 
Location: East Lansing, MI
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Someone needs to start an international Google boycott, at least of their Search engine.


What's stopping you?


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Old 09-03-2019, 09:59 AM
 
Location: Self explanatory
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What's stopping you?



They are googling how to start a protest.
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Old 09-03-2019, 11:29 AM
 
Location: Hougary, Texberta
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What happened to free market capitalism, like on the Christian bigot denying the bi-racial couple? If Google is all that bad, they'll go away because no one uses them. Why do they need regulation? Or is it now an issue that effects you that it's important?
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Old 09-03-2019, 11:48 AM
 
Location: Orange County, CA
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What happened to free market capitalism, like on the Christian bigot denying the bi-racial couple? If Google is all that bad, they'll go away because no one uses them. Why do they need regulation? Or is it now an issue that effects you that it's important?
Because they are effectively a monopoly with no real competition. Bitchute for example is still nowhere close to being an appealing alternative to Youtube.

Not to mention they are already receive protections from the government from libel lawsuits that are usually reserved for PLATFORMS.
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Old 09-03-2019, 11:52 AM
 
Location: In The Thin Air
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Someone needs to start an international Google boycott, at least of their Search engine.
Maybe you can propose the idea to QAnon.
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Old 09-03-2019, 12:05 PM
 
Location: Haiku
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What happened to free market capitalism, like on the Christian bigot denying the bi-racial couple? If Google is all that bad, they'll go away because no one uses them. Why do they need regulation? Or is it now an issue that effects you that it's important?
I don't believe all the conspiracy crap about Google and search results but I do believe that any company that is gathering information on its users as Google, Facebook, and many others are doing, need to be regulated in the area of privacy and transparency on how they use personal data. Google and Facebook have near monopolies and need to be scrutinized about that. They have huge amounts of power which is always risky. We demand transparency with government so they do not get abusive, and I believe the same should apply to any large company whatever their business is. Amazon is another that is huge and throws their weight around a lot, to the detriment of the public.
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