Sunday, May 19, 2002

Why the politics of search engines matters

I think we are heading for a day, when the Net could well become our main medium of information. And to find any information on the Net, you need a search engine. Now, imagine if a powerful search engine had a bias... Say you want to understand the issues behind the Israel-Palestine conflict. Or the Kashmir conflict. What if the search engine you use bombarded you with just one side of the conflict on its first several pages? Food for thought, eh?

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