Studies reveal power of liberal bias among politically active internet giants

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October 24, 2017

61cdba1a279a0413750f6a7067005554_c0-125-2708-1703_s885x516Robert Epstein tried a simple experiment in the run-up to the presidential election: running searches on Google and Yahoo for political topics.

The results were stunning. Google searches returned twice as many pro-Hillary Clinton news articles as Yahoosearches.

Perhaps even more stunning was that men and blue-state residents saw more than double the number of pro-Clintonarticles than women and people living in red states, Mr. Epstein, of the American Institute for Behavioral Research and Technology, and Robert E. Robertson, a professor at Northeastern University, argued in a report this year.

Mr. Epstein said he is still studying what caused the bias but worries that Google’s search algorithm — a form of artificial intelligence that chooses what results a searcher is looking for — ranked pro-Clinton articles ahead of positive articles about her opponent, Donald Trump.

12 Comments - what are your thoughts?

  • MCS says:

    Not the least bit surprised………

  • Tiger says:

    Of course he who owns millions upon millions of views and can censor owns the site. Nothing new here, Hitler started his hate fest on the Jews, blaming them for everything wrong in Germany, used everything at his disposal and would have loved being alive today, with the PC attitudes and countries letting in their own murderers, Muslims he would have won the world. We know where that ended don’t we. You think Antifa, BLM, Nation of Islam, Black Panthers and La Raza along with the millions upon millions of Muslims and other here who ran across our border wouldn’t love to see Trump voters, suffering a Final Solution?

    You don’t think they wouldn’t like to do away with every dissident in this country? Ever take a look at the revisions Lynch made to the Potential Domestic Terrorist list? You should look it up, you are most likely on it along with everyone you know. We had one foot in the pit to burn us alive and the other on uneven ground before Trump came along. Any of you have a rabid radical Leftie on any of your posts? Wow think on that. How many times have they told me I will be glad when your generation is dead so we can get on with our world. Or telling me to kill myself.

    We are still fighting for our very Republic daily folks won’t end til the fat lady in a pantsuit, along with O and Soros and all gone and the Shadow Government sent to it’s final resting place.

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    Analysis

    Ridiculous FBI list: You might be a domestic terrorist if . . .

    Do you pay with cash? Do you try to be
    prepared for disasters like a good Boy Scout? According to an FBI
    brochure, then you are suspicious and might be a domestic terrorist.
    Sadly, this is NOT a joke.

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    You might be a domestic terrorist if you pay cash or if you
    “insist” on privacy when, for no reason, you are asked to show your
    identification. Sadly this is part two and not a You-Might-Be-a-Redneck-If-type joke as there is more proof that you might be a domestic terrorist if you actually believe your Constitutional Rights,
    or if you express concerns about Big Brother, or even if you have ever
    discussed the apocalypse online and your ‘radical’ Christian beliefs.
    When it comes to disasters, if your plan is to “be prepared” like the
    Boy Scout motto, then guess what? Be prepared to be suspicious and end
    up on a watchlist as a domestic terrorist. Prepared Girl Scouts are not
    safe either.

    Oath Keepers posted
    [PDF] a “communities against terrorism” brochure that the Colorado FBI
    handed out as a potential indicator of terrorist activities to military
    surplus stores. The alarming list suggests that suspicious activities
    includes insisting to pay with cash or if the “suspect” demands
    “identity privacy.” If you went into a military surplus store
    previously, don’t alter your appearance such as by shaving, changing
    your hair color, or your style of dressing because that too may make you
    a domestic terrorist. Don’t go buying items there as an intended gift
    because possessing “little knowledge of intended purchase items” makes
    you a potential extremist to be reported. Better shower well or use
    cologne/perfume because if you smell strange? You guessed it, you
    potential terrorist you.

    That’s not nearly all the
    “suspicious activity” that might get you labeled as a domestic
    terrorist. What if you are trying to follow disaster preparedness
    guidelines as suggested by other government agencies like DHS or the
    CDC? Not too long ago, the CDC compiled a “Zombie Apocalypse”
    disaster preparedness list that was such a viral social media hit that
    it crashed the servers. Well you might be suspicious and a domestic
    terrorist if you purchase meals ready to eat, weatherproofed ammunition
    or match containers, night vision devices, night flashlights or gas
    masks. Examiner journalist Kurt Hofmann pointed out
    that purchasing such items makes you a “suspected terrorist” but not
    purchasing the CDC’s survival preparedness items means you will be
    devoured by zombies? Hofmann also says that ironically Homeland Security
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    It began when the White House announced a community-based approach to fight domestic terrorism and published “Empowering local partners to prevent violent extremism in the United States”
    [PDF]. The strategy is to strengthen cooperation between law
    enforcement, communities and the federal government. Among other things,
    it will help “communities to better understand and protect themselves
    against violent extremist propaganda, especially online.” No
    big deal, you aren’t an extremist? In what seems almost to be talk out
    of both sides of the same mouth, the document states, “Though we will
    not tolerate illegal activities, opposition to government policy is
    neither illegal nor unpatriotic and does not make someone a violent
    extremist.” That is, it’s not yet officially rubber-stamped to
    get your name on a watchlist. While it recommends peaceful means, and
    I’m all for peace, we’ve seen how officially or not, members of peace groups have ended up on watchlists like they might be terrorist scum because domestic spying is nearly at Cold War levels!

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    “Under the logic of this most recent handout, the Boy Scouts should be reported as ‘suspicious’,” wrote Oath Keepers.
    “Funny thing is, who exactly do the authors of these handouts think
    they are talking to when they ask gun store and military surplus store
    owners and staff to spy on their customers and serve as a network of
    government snitches?”

    The flyers have also been handed
    out in Wyoming and similar brochures were passed out in gun stores from
    Utah to Connecticut. Authorities in Denver confirmed the suspicious
    activities document is “going to surplus stores, hotels and motels, farm
    supply companies that handle fertilizer and gun shops,” Oath Keepers reported.
    “The answer to the government’s silly lists is to make the lists so
    damn long they end up including every able bodied American (who is
    supposed to be the militia anyway), and thus the damnable lists become
    useless.”

    According to WND,
    a DHS Office of Intelligence and Analysis included “right-wing
    extremism” in the U.S. as “divided into those groups, movements and
    adherents that are primarily hate-oriented (based on hatred of
    particular religious, racial or ethnic groups) and those that are mainly
    anti-government, rejecting federal authority in favor of state or local
    authority, or rejecting government authority entirely. It may include
    groups and individuals that are dedicated to a single issue, such as
    opposition to abortion or immigration.”

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    You might be a domestic terrorist if you are supporter of Ron Paul
    for president. Missouri law enforcement has been encouraged to report
    such suspicious behavior as having a bumper sticker that supports Ron
    Paul. A Missouri Information Analysis Center report also “warned law
    enforcement to watch out for individuals with ‘radical’ ideologies based
    on Christian views, such as opposing illegal immigration, abortion and
    federal taxes.”

    God help you if you are a hacker, in the
    sense of modding whatever it is you plan to buy, cause that too is
    suspicious, you potential terrorist you. Although I’m joking so that I
    don’t cry, I’m angry about all these &$#%*! ridiculous lists of what
    I consider innocent behavior being treated like it allegedly equals
    suspicious behavior. Guard your privacy and you are suspicious enough to
    be reported as a potential domestic terrorist? Why should a person be
    required to show identification if what they are purchasing is with cash
    and does not require ID? Homeland Security already has massive databases of secret watchlists! I’m a bit afraid to ask what’s next? That online articles disagreeing with such asinine lists could be construed as civil unrest needing squashed?

    Here are more ridiculous you might be a terrorist if indicators.

    1. Retired says:

      The left does not see it that way !!!

      1. Tiger says:

        Of course not the cock-eyed Ult Left doesn’t see anything but what it wants to.

  • bobnstuff says:

    There is a game people play with searches on the internet. You repeatedly go to a single page over and over and soon that page will be the first you see. The gay community did it with Santorum, do a search and see what you get. The internet is used more by educated people, urban and young. These people will be more likely be liberals and search liberal articles. There is no bias on Googles part but instead it’s the users bias that you see.

    1. chw2000 says:

      “No bias on googles part”? Once again, you’re full of shit! You Democ-rats just can’t accept facts. You’re an ass hole!

      1. bobnstuff says:

        It’s just how the search engines are set up. The more people that view a page the higher up it goes in the list . The first things on the list is the one most viewed. It’s not my fault you don’t understand how things work. As I say go look at what the Gay community did to Santorum.

        1. chw2000 says:

          Hey dip shit, I understand fully “how things work”. Anyone with half a brain would know that not all people look at only the first thing on a page. But I’m sure that is true in your case. You’re a left wing liberal democ-rat, AND an ass hole.

      2. Retired says:

        You got bob pegged !!

    2. Rich says:

      Spoke by a true eleteist

    3. ipsd48 says:

      While I agree that the algorithms tend to ‘learn’ from an internet users choices, the idea that only educated people use the internet is complete bunk. I’ve run into far too many idiots online.

      1. Retired says:

        bobnstuff is one of the many !!!

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