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"Monopoly Man" is back as Google CEO testifies in front of Congress

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15 hours ago, Comet said:

I was quick to laugh and hop on the "let's point at old white people legislate that which they don't understand"-train. But if you watch the clips, with a little bit more context that is removed in the tweets, they're not THAT bad. 


Yeah, I was looking at The Verge, and the 'idiot' one made some sense.



The question came from Rep. Zoe Lofgren (D-CA), who was trying to refute the idea that Google is politically manipulating search results. “Right now, if you google the word ‘idiot’ under images, a picture of Donald Trump comes up. I just did that,” she said. “How would that happen?”


Pichai offered a long, general explanation of how Google search works:


"Any time you type in a keyword, as Google we have gone out and crawled and stored copies of billions of [websites’] pages in our index. And we take the keyword and match it against their pages and rank them based on over 200 signals — things like relevance, freshness, popularity, how other people are using it. And based on that, at any given time, we try to rank and find the best search results for that query. And then we evaluate them with external raters, and they evaluate it to objective guidelines. And that’s how we make sure the process is working."


“So it’s not some little man sitting behind the curtain figuring out what we’re going to show the user?” Lofgren asked sarcastically.


Headlines make it sound as if a GOP congresswoman wanted to know why Google was mean to Trump.

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13 minutes ago, Greatoneshere said:


Astonishing they don't understand that most search results came up that way because . . . it would result in millions losing care. That's why that's what comes up in searches. Holy Jesus. 

its old white guys.  of course they dont understand how things work unless it punishes people

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