Google Bias Exposed By Research Algorithm: CNN, NYT Over Fox

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A research algorithm developed by Northwestern University exposed the bias of Google's social media platform for CNN, the New York Times and other liberal news products and against conservative news results such as Fox News. (Northwestern University photo)

The Daily Mail – Google’s bias towards left-wing media outlets is laid bare by an algorithm that detected how it favors sites including CNN and The New York Times over others. According to data compiled by Northwestern University researchers, Google promoted those sites over others repeatedly in November 2017.

Of the 6,302 articles that appeared in Google’s Top Stories page that month after a term was searched, more than 10 percent were by CNN. The New York Times was the second most favored and accounted for 6.5 percent of articles. The Washington Post was third with 5.6 percent.

By contrast, Fox News, the most right-wing outlet in mainstream media, was the source of just three percent of the stories that appeared.

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