Google interferes with search results on wider scale than claimed : WSJ report

To arrive at the conclusion, WSJ carried out its own testing and also conducted more than a hundred interviews.

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Google often resorts to re-engineering and interfering with its search results and it takes place at a scale much wider than what the tech company claims, according to a revealing Wall Street Journal report.WSJ, which carried out an investigation and published the findings on its website, claims the actions undertaken by Google sometimes come in response to requests or pressure from various interest lobbies, business entities and even governments. The report says the interferences have especially shot up since the 2016 US election.

To arrive at the conclusion, WSJ carried out its own testing and also conducted more than a hundred interviews.The news report quotes a Google spokesperson as countering the search-related findings, saying, “We do today what we have done all along, provide relevant results from the most reliable sources available.”WSJ says in its report that the findings raise questions over the search engine’s perpetual stance that it never imposes undue editorial influence over what it shows its users.

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