Search engines help us find what we’re looking for. So when governments put pressure on search companies, the results can be sinister.
A cyber-monitoring group says Microsoft’s Bing is squelching politically sensitive topics. What are their responsibilities, and what can people do to keep the information flowing?
Linguist Daniel Midgley searches for answers on this episode of Talk the Talk.
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An Internet watchdog accuses Microsoft’s Bing of censoring Sino-sensitive results, even outside China.
Microsoft denies it
Bing has some ‘splaining to do.
What do you do if you’re a search engine in China?
Google’s history of censorship
Google says it’s getting hammered
and puts out a transparency report to document it all.
Bing could use one of those.
Google now explains the censorship, and provides suggestions.
Blogger redirects you to a country-specific URL so it can censor country by country.
Chinese speakers have ways around this.
Kevin Slavin on how algorithms shape our world
There have been many Google Bombs over the years.
Google put a stop to them.
Why not try DuckDuckGo?
The words of the Winter Olympics
‘Stay’ by the Go Find
from the album Everybody Knows It’s Gonna Happen Only Not Tonight
‘Stadium Ice’ by Squarepusher
from the album Ufabulum