November 07, 2011

Showing bias - Google

Google's supposed corporate Code of Conduct is Don't be evil.
It seems that this is slipping — hence this request from Anthony Watts at Watts Up With That:

A request: +1 Us for Google’s Sake
A week or so ago I found out about Google’s +1 program, which allows anybody to uprate websites that participate, so that users can boost that site’s search rankings.

As has been found recently, Google has staff of people who actively downrate websites based on a number of factors, one of which is according to reports, to downgrade sites that don’t agree with the “consensus” about AGW, or which allow for a diversity of views on the topic.

Because of this, WUWT’s google search rankings have become so repressed that you simply can’t find us when searching on terms like “global warming” or “climate change”.

What follows is documentation and the way to circumvent this.

A Google account is needed (gmail or whatever).

Talk about blatent…

UPDATE: Another example of this bias is reported here: Googlegate?

Posted by DaveH at November 7, 2011 11:25 AM
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