Moreover, WSJ reached a former Google employee working on the algorithm, who admitted that the search engine is constantly facing "special exceptions" in which certain rules are implemented to neutralize them. Actually, this was done on the occasion of a very vivid statement:
There’s this idea that the search algorithm is all neutral and goes out and combs the web and comes back and shows what it found, and that total BS.
For those not familiar with the subject, "BS" in the statement means "bullshit", which is something like Polish "fucking". Google employees have no illusions and are well aware of the fact that the search engine algorithm is not neutral and behind it is a huge amount of mechanisms aimed at: showing us what (potentially) we want, as well as bypassing some uncomfortable topics.
But is anyone else surprised?
Because I absolutely do not. Google has become such a huge enterprise that unfortunately, but it suffers from its power. Everyone is looking at Google and Google … well. He must adapt to certain economic and political realities and also run his business. And in this, the search engine plays the first violin.
DuckDuckGo or Bing can afford more independence, but I'm sure that if they were Google-scale companies, there would be no more autonomy and problems like Mountain View would start. This does not mean, however, that I justify Google – I would prefer not to, because I know perfectly well that this company has a lot behind its ears in the context of using the data of its users. Unfortunately.
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