Journalist Andreas Ekström provides a wake-up call for anyone who naively assumes that Google and other search engines provide unbiased, impartial search results. The Internet may appear to be a network of objective machines governed by algorithms, but behind every algorithm is a subjective, biased, human coder. getAbstract recommends Ekström’s thought-provoking argument to anyone concerned about credibility and ethics within cyberculture.
In this summary, you will learn
- Why people claim to use Google,
- How Google’s moral bias is evident and
- How to search for information responsibly.
About the Speaker
Journalist Andreas Ekström writes for Sydsvenskan, a Swedish daily newspaper.