We must understand how Google does it, why it is wrong and how it hurts America
By David Wojick – Re-Blogged From WUWT
Several months ago, Google quietly released a 32-page white paper, “How Google Fights Disinformation.” That sound good. The problem is that Google not only controls a whopping 92.2% of all online searches. It is a decidedly left-wing outfit, which views things like skepticism of climate alarmism, and conservative views generally, as “disinformation.” The white paper explains how Google’s search and news algorithms operate, to suppress what Google considers disinformation and wants to keep out of educational and public discussions.
The algorithms clearly favor liberal content when displaying search results. Generally speaking, they rank and present search results based on the use of so-called “authoritative sources.” The problem is, these sources are mostly “mainstream” media, which are almost entirely liberal.
The roller coaster presidency of Donald Trump is currently riding high as the stock market races back up to new highs, economic data come in better than expected, and Congressional Democrats’ endless investigations come up empty handed.
Trump’s approval rating recently hit 50% at the same time as CNN’s ratings are tanking.
Over the weekend, President Trump sent CNN and the rest of the “MSM” (mainstream media) into a tizzy by speaking out against the latest Big Tech purge of “far right” voices.
By Jeffrey Rodack – Re-Blogged From Newsmax
A new report details the pervasive persecution of Christians in parts of the Middle East, The Guardian is reporting.
And the report, commission by British foreign secretary Jeremy Hunt, said the persecution sometimes amounts to genocide.
It noted millions of Christians have been uprooted from their homes in the region. Many of them have been killed imprisoned, kidnapped and discriminated against.
“The overwhelming majority (80%) of persecuted religious believers are Christians,” the report said.
By Washington Times – Re-Blogged From Info-Wars
Data mining practices could violate the Civil Rights Act
The Trump administration announced a fair housing discrimination complaint against social media giant Facebook on Friday, saying the way the company targets ads can be used to screen out people based on race, sex or other protected categories.
The complaint goes to the heart of Facebook’s business model, which depends on being able to offer advertisers micro-targeting.
“Facebook mines extensive user data and classifies its users based on protected characteristics. Facebook’s ad targeting tools then invite advertisers to express unlawful preferences by suggesting discriminatory options,” the Housing and Urban Development Department said in the complaint.
Among those options are physical disabilities, parents with children and even religious practices — advertisers are allowed to show their ads only to people Facebook deems interested in “Jesus” or the “Christian Church,” for example.