Midterm elections: Google manipulates search engine results against Rep
From Johnny@21:1/5 to All on Wed Oct 26 07:57:11 2022
By Brian Flood
Published October 24, 2022
Google is manipulating search engine results to harm Republicans in
critical Senate races, according to the Media Research Center.
The MRC is calling on Google to "stop its war on democracy" and
"provide algorithmic transparency" after the media watchdog’s Free
Speech America initiative analyzed the 12 races identified by Real
Clear Politics as important to watch.
The findings revealed that campaign websites for 10 Republicans among
the 12 tight races were found significantly lower on results pages
compared to their opponent’s sites among organic search results.
Seven Republican candidate’s websites were completely hidden from the
first page of Google search results, according to the MRC. While
Republicans were hidden, eight Democratic candidates had websites that
were promoted within the first six results on Google.
"Google’s bias is undeniable when shown in comparison to other search engines. Bing and DuckDuckGo both show, with on exception, all 12
Democrat and Republican senate candidate’s websites within the top five organic search results," the Media Research Center said.