What search bias would really look like

Cite this Article
Geoffrey A. Manne, What search bias would really look like, Truth on the Market (April 04, 2011), https://truthonthemarket.com/2011/04/04/what-search-bias-would-really-look-like/

A friend sent me a link to this Simon Rich “Shouts and Murmurs” from the New Yorker last year.  Somehow I missed it at the time.  It’s pretty funny.  A taste:

My favorite Google feature is Google Dictionary. Whenever I need a word defined, I just type it into the search box and the meaning pops right up. It’s really convenient, but sometimes the definitions can be strange. For example, here are some words I looked up recently on Google Dictionary.

* * *

Jesus Christ: A guy who made people’s lives much easier and then was crucified. Sound familiar?

* * *

Thank You: A thing it wouldn’t kill people to say.