Google Staff Worked to Oppose Trump in Search Results


Shortly after President Donald Trump issued his first travel ban in 2017, some Google workers discussed manipulating search results to counter “algorithmic biased results for” terms such as Islam, Iran, Muslim and so forth, and direct users on how to contribute to pro-immigration organizations, according to internal emails obtained by The Wall Street Journal.

One employee suggested promoting links to organizations like the ACLU, the National Immigration Law Center, the Immigration Defense Project, and the American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee, all organizations opposed to Trump’s immigration policies. Other ideas included actively countering “prejudiced, algorithmically biased results from search terms ‘Islam,’ ‘Muslim,’ ‘Iran,’ ‘Mexico,’ ‘Hispanic,’ ‘Latino,’ etc.”

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