Google denies efforts to tweak search results

September 24, 2018

NEW YORK: Google’s Chief Executive Sundar Pichai (pictured) denied reports of efforts to politically bias the company’s internet search results, Axios reported citing a memo. The Wall Street Journal citing internal emails reported on Thursday that the company’s staff discussed ways to alter search functions to counter the Trump administration’s 2017 travel ban.

The Journal’s report said Google did not go through with the ideas that were brainstormed. According to Axios, Pichai wrote an email to “Googlers” saying an internal email to suggest the company would compromise the integrity of its search results for a political end were “absolutely false”. — Reuters

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