Tuesday, February 9, 2021

Search engines as measures of cultural beliefs

 

 

I went to a popular search engine and typed in "thug" and then selected images.

The top line had 4-of-5 images showing models with melanin-rich skin (M-R-S). The 1-of-5 may have been Hispanic.

The second line showed 5-of-6 with M-R-S and one northern-european type (N-E-T).

The third line showed 4-of-6 M-R-S, one cartoon, one Hispanic and one N-E-T.

Your mileage WILL vary since the smarter search engines will enrich the results with the best-guesses of what you are looking for.

It is ironic that some of the Tech Titans who own search engines are cancelling conservatives for witnessing to their perception of the truth when the Tech Titans' very own tools present that exact, same truth.

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