NEW STUDY RESULTS: Google Only Pushes “News” From These Websites [Chart]
A new study has shown that internet giant, Google only promotes very left wing news sites.
In fact, the study shows that 86% of news stories that are pushed by Google are from the same left-wing websites.
According to Fox News,
The researchers analyzed 30 “hard news” stories per day over a 30-day period, resulting in 6,302 links to various articles. The results indicate that liberal publications were prominently featured in Google’s Top Stories box — with CNN, The New York Times, and The Washington Post, combining for a whopping 23 percent of Top Stories appearances during the sample period.
Links to the far-left CNN appeared in 10.9 percent of searches, while The New York Times made up 6.5 percent. By comparison, link to Fox News articles only appeared in 3 percent of the researchers’ searches.
“We observed a left-leaning ideological skew in Google’s selection of sources, only slightly exacerbating the background baseline of media we measured,” researchers Daniel Trielli and Nicholas Diakopoulos wrote.
Daily Mail reports,
The data also revealed that while left-leaning sites produced more articles on any given subject (2.2 times as many as those on the right), Google’s Top Stories selection seemed to inflate the difference.
‘In Google Top Stories, that ratio was 3.2, indicating that the curation algorithm was slightly magnifying the left-leaning skew,’ Nicholas Diakopoulos, one of the two researchers, writes in The Columbia Journalism Review.
The issue of search engine and social media bias towards media has long been a source of contention in the news industry but it became a mainstream point of concern during the 2016 election when Facebook banned right-wing media outlets that were favored by Trump supporters.