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May 12, 2022
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Type “lie” into Google, and it will suggest “Lying Ted,” the nickname for the Republican presidential candidate that Donald Trump gave to his former rival, Ted Cruz. But type “crooked” into Google, and it doesn't bring up the “Crooked Hillary” tag that Trump attached to Phone Number List his Democratic rival Hillary Clinton. What is going on? It's not because Google did anything deliberate to favor Clinton, whether through automated or manual means, the company told Search Engine Land. He sent this statement: Autocomplete predictions are produced based on a number of factors, including the popularity of search terms. Our systems are regularly updated to Phone Number List improve search, and our users' search activity varies, so the terms that appear in auto-complete may change over time. Additionally, our systems automatically filter out a small set of offensive or inappropriate content from the auto-complete predictions. There is no difference in how our suppression filters work across applicants. In short, if Google's systems filter out the "Crooked Hillary" suggestion, it's not Phone Number List because Google is trying to favor Hillary Clinton Beyond that, the company doesn't provide any further detail about why the change is happening. The company notes that when searches are performed for candidates' full names, such as "Lying Ted Cruz" or "Crooked Hillary Clinton", no suggestions come up - a sign that both are treated equally when their full names and unambiguous are Phone Number List involved. Why is this happening? So what causes this? That's what I was trying to figure out when I first published this story at 6:15 p.m. EST on June 3. At that time, Google only provided an ambiguous no-disclaimer statement that read: Autocomplete predictions are Phone Number List produced based on a number of factors, including the popularity of search terms. Our systems are regularly updated to improve search, and our users' search activity varies, so the terms that appear in auto-complete may change over time. With this effective non-answer, my original headline was "Google has no good explanation for why 'Crooked Hillary' isn't a suggested search" and the original story dove into trying to figure out what was going on . This original exploration is below, my analysis of the strangeness of the situation. Google AutoComplete and Trump's Insults Vice's motherboard site has a good article on the Phone Number List situation, which originally came up on a Reddit thread where many suspect a Google conspiracy. As I told Motherboard
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