The UK’s antisemitic Google searches show tech companies must act | Seth Stephens-Davidowitz

The Guardian - Jan 11, 12:38 GMT

Prompts given to users affect the number of antisemitic searches

Prompts given to users affect the number of antisemitic searches. Companies cannot ignore their role in this

Beyond a quick read of a Wikipedia page, what can the internet really tell us about antisemitism in the United Kingdom? The answer is, a great deal. It has been shown that people are remarkably honest when they search for information online. Their Google searches and queries reveal interests, prejudices and hatreds that they might otherwise keep hidden from friends, family members, neighbours, surveys and even themselves. These searches have been shown to share their health secrets, sexual preferences, and hostility towards other groups.

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