Tue. Dec 11th, 2018

The long, tortured quest to make Google unbiased

The long, tortured quest to make Google unbiased

Next week, Sundar Pichai will try to reassure Congress that Google’s search engine isn’t rigged. The Google CEO is testifying before the House Judiciary Committee on Tuesday, answering questions about “potential bias and the need for greater transparency” in Google’s business practices. It’s Republican lawmakers’ latest move in a series of hearings over Silicon Valley political bias. “Google has created some of the most powerful and impressive technology applications,” wrote House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy in the announcement. “Unfortunately, recent reports suggest Google might not be wielding its vast power impartially. Its business practices may have been affected by political bias.”

We don’t know exactly what questions will arise…

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Source: https://www.theverge.com/2018/12/6/18125879/search-neutrality-google-bias-seo-rigged-sundar-pichai-congress-eu

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