There has been more than one employee fired by google that claimed they were discriminated against because of their conservative beliefs.
And more than once, there has been proof of censoring conservative conservative leaning companies and they even conceded in one case bowing to tweak the algorithm.
*vowing not bowing
The former employees talked about how they were isolated by coworkers, marginalized in many ways bc of their olitical leanings.
I sologize for not staying this as the link between the two in my question above.
Google controls all information on the planet I think it’s a good idea to have more regulations or some way of checking them. They could literallly sway an election, it’s been said
There is, as I said, a case to be made for claiming Google has a bias. I merely point out that this case does not prove it. In any case, it is academic. Each side is hoist by their own petard. On the first point, you have listed a few examples of potential bias - although I don't think they are dispositive. What we may have here is a viscious cycle. An employee who calls himself conservative causes trouble because he fancies himself - egged on by conservative partisans at Fox and elsewhere - surrounded by liberals. He gets fired and, mutatis mutandis, it is assumed that it is because he is conservative.At any rate, I do think a fair case can be made, if not an open-and-shut one. However, there is little that can be done about it. Liberals see social media as their allies and so will make no effort to limit it. (Though some liberals - see Elizabeth Warren - have been making increasingly hostile noises toward it.) So liberals who would normally few large corporations through a jaundiced eye are, in this case, relaxed.Conservatives, similarly, have plighted their troth to the magic of the marketplace. To have government step in - as the "trust busters' did in the 19th century - and break up these large companies would amount then to a veritable secular sacrilege. So they will whine and complain and do nothing.My own view is that I see little point in bewailing that which is not likely to change - or if it does, will only change once the consumer becomes sufficiently unhappy with the status quo. Moreover I have little patience with soi-dissant conservatives who are quick to say that life is unfair and are then shocked to find out it really is unfair.Besides, if Google's monopoly is so pervasive, then how is it so many are complaining? More to the point, what are the prospects for democracy - a system thriving in varying degrees since ancient Athens - if the public is so bovine that it cannot differentiate fact from opinion?CONT.
Believe me, I hold no brief for the common man. However, the record is clear that human beings are not that easily swayed, particularly when their views pre-date the allegedly biased data they are being fed.Bottom line, the episode does not illustrate what the question suggests that it does. To the extent that there is a problem, it is certainly more complex and intractable than a few hundred unhappy employees.
Type-o: This sentence - " So liberals who would normally few large corporations through a jaundiced eye are, in this case, relaxed."Should read: " So liberals who would normally VIEW large corporations through a jaundiced eye are, in this case, relaxed."
@Tale- thanks for the link- very informative🤔
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The fact that you are defending homosexuals means your opinion has absolutely zero value so just STFU already.
@JiveSoulBro why does defending homosexuals mean my opinion is valueless? I'm guessing you're a homophobe (or closet homosexual)
@John- Bing is not google. I find it ironic that you don’t care if google is biased because “their services are excellent.” I guess being excellent , according to you, does not mean they’re unbiased, which is part of most people’s idea of excellence, especially in today’s politically correct mindset. And part of my point in asking this the way I did, is that maybe it’s time to break up googles stranglehold on all information. That should be everyone’s concern, regardless of which side of the aisle you’re on.Conservatives “go apeshit” because googles bias is in favor of the Left, and is seen as censorship or repression of anything conservative. Imagine if the tables were turned... Libtards would create an entirely new level of “apeshit”. They’d be protesting everywhere, candlelight vigils by people wearing pussy costumes, massive rallies claiming racism and all the other “ists” , “isms” and “phobics” there are to accuse them of... it would be anarchy... in their eyes...😅😂🤣
are you illiterate or mentally ill? I didn't say Bing was Google. And I didn't say Google was unbiased, I said I didn't care if they're unbiased. Learn to read or go back to ESL.
So your instinct is to lash out and call me illiterate or mentally ill because I implied you should care about something that you don’t care about? Talk about needing more education, you should follow your own advice
Ok your turn, call me names that are at least original
Srry to triggger you😅🤪😂🤣
You clearly can't speak or write English properly. I'm pretty sure this site has a version in your language.
Really? How did I get my degree in communication studies?
You’re out if ideas, that was easy...😎
Apparently universities need better standards when handing out degrees. Or a communications degree is worthless.
Jw- who do you go to?
I go to duckduck go and another one is called beaver or gopher.
Try "DuckDuckGo". They don't store or sell your information.