Is Google Even-Handed? Is The Bear Catholic?

Skating Under The Ice

Here is a story of three simple searches. The search I did is for the following terms:

left wing political violence united states

First, the results on Bing, Microsoft’s search engine …

left wing political violence bing.png

All but one have “left wing” or “left” in the headline.

Next, the same search on DuckDuckGo, the privacy-oriented search engine …

left wing political violence duckduck.png

Again, all but one have “left wing” or “left” in the headline.

Finally, the same search on Google.

left wing political violence google.png

From looking at that, I’d swear that I’d searched for “right wing political violence united states”.

But wait, as they say on TV, there’s more. There’s a reason it looks like I searched for “right wing”. Here’s their dirty trick.

Google puts the terms that you search for, like say “terrorism”, in bold text on the search page that they return.

Now, look at the image above. Every place it says “right” or “right wing” it…

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