- Aug 30, 2014
Tim Pool goes into a deep dive with lots of backing evidence.
Without getting into that, I would argue it is self evident that the search algorithms that determine search results for the vast majority of a nation will, by their very nature, influence public opinion. Think of any top level search, for example, on any controversial issue, from gun rights to abortion, and how the algorithm determines what does and doesn't appear on the first page is vitally important.
Imho, we've reached the point where this needs to be discussed in a very public manner. I don't think there is any easy answer, possibly no answer at all.