I don’t believe tech companies can or should be crucified for mis-information. Google, for example, is not at fault for anything because of its responsive and intricate ranking algorithm.

A query became a hot topic. The most relevant resources for that query were from a distasteful website. Nobody has the resources to sit and monitor every search query and make sure it only returns what somebody subjectively believes is correct.

People searched a name, they got the source of the commotion. The context matters not.

You are blaming Google for the very thing it is praised for.

And the situation would be the complete opposite if that explosion of interest in the name and searches of it leading to that page would have resulted in somebody being caught or lives being saved.

“There’s no hiding behind algorithms anymore.”

Wut. Seriously?

Blame the people who mindlessly spread crap, not technology that works exactly as it is meant to.

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Software Engineer @ Earth. Creator of bytesized. Calzones are my spirit animal.