A new chart reveals that Google only promotes that far, far left fake news as belched out by some of the most left-wing “news” organizations in the country.
In fact, Google is so far left it pushes two extremist British newspapers and even terror-supporting Al Jazeera over every single conservative-leaning source in America.
A new study finds that 86 percent of the “news” stories that Google pushes to the front of all news search results are from the same 20 left-wing sources.
According to the Daily Mail:
Nearly all (86 percent) of the stories came from just 20 sources and of them, 62 percent were considered to be left-leaning.
The research sheds new light on the unprecedented power the search engine has in influencing the external traffic to news sites, a hot topic in the worlds of media and politics given Facebook’s recently reduced output.
For example, the researchers found that CNN got a 24 percent bump in traffic as a result of having its stories featured in the ‘Top Stories’ box.
The chart reveals that the most featured sources are: CNN, The New York Times, The Washington Post, Fox News, BBC, USA Today, LA Times, The Guardian, Politico, ABC News, CBS News, NPR, NBC News, CNBC, Reuters, Huffington Post, The Verge, Al Jazeera, The Hill and People.
The data also revealed that while left-leaning sites produced more articles on any given subject (2.2 times as many as those on the right), Google’s Top Stories selection seemed to inflate the difference.
“In Google Top Stories, that ratio was 3.2, indicating that the curation algorithm was slightly magnifying the left-leaning skew,” Nicholas Diakopoulos, one of the two researchers, writes in The Columbia Journalism Review.
Not a single site in Google’s preferred list is a conservative, or even a moderate source.
Every single one are left-wingers.
No surprise, sadly.
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