A new analysis follows MRC Free Speech America’s lead in exposing the enormous left-wing political bias that undergirds Big Tech giant Google.
AllSides — a media solutions company that purports to “expose people to information and ideas from all sides of the political spectrum so they can better understand the world” —released a report Feb. 28 illustrating how Google News “displayed articles from left-wing media sources far more often than sources from the right.”
Specifically, AllSides said that its analysis revealed that a whopping “61% of media outlets presented on Google News’ homepage over a 5-day period were from sources AllSides rates as on the left, with just 3% from outlets on the right.”
“The jig is up,” MRC Free Speech America Vice President Dan Schneider said in a statement. “It’s no accident when Google News promotes left-leaning outlets twenty times more than right-leaning outlets. Google cannot pretend to be unbiased any longer. Our own research has shown it. AllSides is corroborating it.”
Google News shows strong left-leaning political bias, a new AllSides analysis found.— AllSides (@AllSidesNow) February 28, 2023
61% of media outlets presented on @googlenews’ homepage over a 5-day period were from sources AllSides rates on the left, with just 3% on the right.
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The AllSides report follows MRC Free Speech America’s litany of Google studies released in the past couple of months showing how Google is nothing more than a leftist political tool to censor conservative voices while masquerading as a neutral search engine. The most explosive of MRC’s findings involved Google engaging in election interference in the 2022 midterm elections to benefit Democrats.
Regarding the search term “elections,” AllSides said that a search “returned no results from Center-, Lean Right- or Right-rated media outlets” in “the days leading up to the 2022 midterm elections.” This corresponds directly with MRC Free Speech America’s Oct. 25, 2022 study, which showed that Google buried the campaign websites of Republican senate candidates in hotly contested races while elevating their Democratic opponents.
AllSides also called out Google News for giving a noticeable preference for leftist propaganda outlet CNN:
Overall, the analysis found Google News presented stories from news sources with an AllSides Media Bias Rating™ of Left or Lean Left far more often than sources rated Center, Lean Right or Right. These findings corroborate AllSides’ Media Bias Rating of Google News as Lean Left overall. Google News’ homepage heavily favored content curated from CNN (Left bias), showing stories from this website most often (15% of total stories were from this outlet), [emphasis added].
The self-dubbed “media solutions company” said it employed two methods for its research. “[T]he first method involved collecting top stories that appeared on Google News’ homepage over a 5-day period from October 31 to November 4, 2022 — days leading up to the 2022 midterm elections — and the second involved collecting the top stories presented for select search terms.” Other search terms that AllSides analyzed included “Trump” and “Biden.”
When researching the term “Trump” over a five-day period, the AllSides report showed that “32% of articles were from CNN (Left bias), 20% of articles were from The Guardian (Lean Left).” It continued: “[Six] of the 25 (24%) articles pulled were about Trump’s financials and tax returns, and 6 out of 25 (24%) were about Trump’s potential presidential run in 2024.” For the term “Biden,” AllSides said that “Six of the 25 (24%) articles” were from CNN. In addition, “[f]our (16%) of the articles were from The White House and five (20%) were from Politico (Lean Left).”
But here was the damning part that was true for both the Trump and Biden results: “No Lean Right- or Right-rated outlets were present in these search results” [emphasis added].
Read AllSides' entire analysis on Google News bias: Google News Bias Analysis, 2022
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