So, we have a quick experiment for you today. Don’t worry, it will only take a few seconds, and it will confirm our point in the process…
Since you’re on your computer already, go ahead and open up a new tab. Chances are, Google is the browser you use, because the Silicon Valley giant has a monopoly in this area. We’re not going to pretend that we’re above this either — no one has even mentioned “Ask Jeeves” since Bush was in office.
Think of any news topic at all, and search for it. If you can’t decide, just click on the “news” tab on the top. Now, take a gander at which news sources you see pop up first.
We’re willing to bet it’s something like ABC News, MSNBC, CNN, or maybe even blatantly biased outlets like Huffington Post or Vox. You might see Fox News pop up once or twice, but you definitely won’t see Daily Wire, the Blaze, or Breitbart. You certainly won’t see this site come up.
Google is a master of being biased while making the people who think the service is perfect believe the opposite. Those of us who see the world through a more skeptical lens, however, know better by now. If you’re not convinced, go ahead and run our little experiment throughout the rest of the day.
~ Facts Not Memes