The tech-giant, Google is reported to be deliberately directing people towards extreme content and conspiracy theories in the search results. This has definitely put Google under suspicion. According to reports, Google is misleading the users by prominently keeping the YouTube video in the search results.
YouTube’s algorithm has been pushing people down the rabbit holes for last ten years
According to software engineer, Guillaume Chaslot, the aim of hatching this conspiracy was to increase the watch time. They wanted more and more people to watch YouTube. So, YouTube’s algorithm of last 10 years stuck people in rabbit holes. He even said that this can lead to extreme and obsession views.
YouTube is bringing out changes
YouTube denied all the claims and said that they are not using this secretive algorithm anymore. And, they do not want to recommend harmful content. To be fair, YouTube is making changes. But, even today if you will go to YouTube, you will be able to find the extremist hate content and racist material. This is not at all a good move indeed.
You can find many topics of public concern under the section “Videos” on Google Search engine. These are deliberately placed on the first page to drag more attention. For instance:
- On searching the term “5g Birds”, Google directs you to a conspiracy that claims that the 5G technology is killing the birds.
- If you search for the phrase “yellow vests”, the “Videos box” appears as the first search result. This definitely points towards a major concern.
- Thus, if you search such terms, you will see the videos which will direct you towards some false claims.
Google is the most trusted search engine of all-times but, this secretive algorithm has definitely put a question in users’ head. Now, we really need to think twice before relying on the credibility of search results.
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