Friday, September 24, 2004
Does Google News Have A Bias?
Some discussion on Search Engine Watch Blog and Online Journalism Review as to whether Google News is biased. I don't think so, but I enjoy the debate. I remember an speech Google CEO Eric Schmidt gave at the EECS Annual Research Symposium in February where he admitted Google News has two biases: It is biased in favor of stories about cricket (yes, the sport), and it is designed to show more international sources than the algorithms would normally pick. I posted about it last month.