Carole Cadwalladr is absolutely right to highlight how Google s autocomplete and algorithmic search results can reinforce hate speech and stereotypes Google is not just a platform , Comment .
What I actually tweeted was that plus – but they reap advertising revenue from the search.
As a chartered engineer, I strongly agree with Ms Cadwalladr that companies such as Google, Facebook and Uber need to take responsibility for the unintended consequences of the algorithms and machine learning that drive their profits.
In all the justifiable furore over the pernicious influence of rightwing websites and how it s reinforced by Google s algorithms, I m surprised no one has mentioned one longstanding, though admittedly partial, answer: don t use Google!
You get a long list of options, but none from Holocaust deniers; indeed, the Holocaust doesn t come up at all.
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