Google autocomplete helps mislead public, legitimize conspiracy theorists: SFU study

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“According to Google, the subtitles generate automatically by complex algorithms and the engine cannot accept or create custom subtitles. ” Is this a good defense? We’ve seen changes to Google and social media platforms following the terrifying amount of mis-and-disinformation regarding the COVID-19 pandemic, where sources are checked and links to government sites are given priority. Even if the algorithm itself cannot be directly amended, there are still avenues for the search platform to provide additional information and warn against questionable sources.

– Uma Wu

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